66 Magazine Issue 4 Summer 2018 - Page 12

WELCOME FROM THE RUNWAY TO THE RACEWAY, WE LOVE CELEBRATING KIWI SUCCESSES. AND SUMMER MAKES IT EVEN SWEETER. When we started planning what would become 66 Magazine, the first thing we agreed upon was that cars would not be our only focus. It may seem surprising for a Group that is built on cars, but we are just as passionate about New Zealand and New Zealanders successes. Whether it’s on the sports field, in business, or in the arts, we believe the achievements of our fellow Kiwis deserves to be celebrated. You will often hear the automotive or motorsport worlds referred to as cut-throat, but I’d hazard to guess that the fashion world would give both a run for their money. Despite this, Karen Walker has remained not just relevant, but at the cutting edge for three decades. She shares her story with us this month (starting on p44), from the first creations she made on her Mum’s Bernina sewing machine to an influential fashion label which is now present in 42 countries globally. Speaking of impressive tenures, we mark the conclusion of Porsche’s 70th year with a special in-studio photoshoot starting on p56. Elsewhere, the track-focused 600LT has a starring role (p50) in something of a McLaren trifecta this month, alongside the two newest creations from Woking; the McLaren Senna and Speedtail (p20). We also look ahead to a different kind of sporting horsepower with a preview of the New Zealand Polo Open (p86) and we talk to Kiwi racer Simon Evans about representing New Zealand in the new Jaguar I-Pace eTROPHY series, which will run alongside the Formula-E World Championship (p18). Most of all, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for driving with us in 2018 and I wish you and your family a happy holiday season ahead. Travel safe and enjoy the summer break. MICHAEL GILTRAP JOINT MANAGING DIRECTOR GILTRAP GROUP 10 66 MagAzine SUMMER 2018