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Hot Prime-Time Television Line-Up For Motor Fans

Hot Prime-Time Television Line-Up For Motor Fans

Petrolheads throughout New Zealand will be better served than ever before with an impressive line-up of prime-time weekend motor shows.

Triangle Television's Auckland channel along with nationwide Stratos Television (Freeview 21 and Sky 89) have packaged the popular 4WD TV, CRUIZIN', and DRIVE IT! programmes into prime-time offerings that will screen every Friday through Sunday.

Stratos Television Chief Executive Officer Jim Blackman says: "These programmes make Triangle Television and Stratos the leading choice for the dedicated car enthusiast by offering the best and most diverse motoring programmes ever offered in New Zealand in prime time".

>From the smell of leather in luxury limousines to the polish and chrome of unique and rare hot rods, and the down-and-dirty of off-roading in 4WD vehicles, these shows have it all and more!

Australian-made 4WD TV, which already has a good following in New Zealand, won the "most popular programme" vote for three consecutive years across the Tasman, and regularly attracts half a million Australian viewers. The show covers all aspects of four-wheeling and, as a bonus, showcases New Zealand and Australian bands by using their locally-produced music to accompany the action.

CRUIZIN' caters for lovers of hot rods, custom-mades, American cars, classics, muscle cars and street machines. The programme has been running for nine years and features hot rod motoring events from all over the world, as well as interviews with the owners, builders and creators of these magnificent collectible vehicles.

DRIVE IT! - smart, stylish and chic, this programme gives the European perspective of the international car market and is the latest automotive offering from German broadcaster Deutsche Welle. The programme takes a critical look at new models on the market, draws independent comparisons between makes and models, and highlights strengths and weaknesses that are revealed during test drives. The show also reviews the latest motoring technologies and acknowledges motoring history with a section devoted to vintage cars.

These programmes will also screen on Triangle Television in Wellington on a different schedule.

4WD TV:
Stratos Television Saturdays 9.30pm
Triangle Television Auckland Fridays 9pm

CRUIZIN':
Stratos Television Sundays 9.30pm (except April 13) and 11.30pm
Triangle Television Auckland Saturdays 9pm

DRIVE IT!:
Stratos Television (starts April 25) Fridays 7.30pm
Triangle Television Auckland: Commences April 25

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