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This page gives you the history behind the team, family history and how as a family got into the sport of drag racing...

See you at the strip!

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Keith McGregor

 

Hello, it all started for me some time back as a motor mechanic fixing and servicing customers' cars and trucks. As an apprentice I would deliver graders and earthmoving equipment around the country as it was the only way to move heavy equipment of that type back then. With a love for American cars from early on, after my apprenticeship I opened a workshop in Stoddard Rd to service customers' vehicles, and with an interest in boat racing I began importing parts and engines from the USA.

After racing a hydroplane sponsored by Air New Zealand, a flat bottom K boat called Old Crow after the bourbon plus boats like Special Edition which I imported then fitted the first supercharged methanol engine of its type in the sport.  These were all record setting boats here in New Zealand and Australia.

 My father William Donald McGregor had an engineering furnace building company that expanded into heat treating, requiring the business to  relocate. From here Heat Treatments Ltd was established.  At this point I came on board to join my brother, John, to help build Heat Treatments to the level it is today, and into the future with the help of my sons.

At this point my sons Kevin & Reece, who had always crewed on the boats from an early age, showed a large interest in racing and car modifications.  They started to play around with different cars and combinations, so different that one son loved V8s and the other Japanese breeds.

 This has given us the best of both worlds as Kevin and Reece support each other and team together to get the result under my leadership at the track and in our company.

I enjoy the drag racing and engine building as it’s a large part of my life when I am not directing our family company. 

We are here to help the sport of Drag Racing in New Zealand grow.

 

Regards,
Keith McGregor

157.14 Mph 1972
440ci Chevy engine/671 blower

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Kevin McGregor

 

Hello there, I have been into fast  cars from before I can remember. Growing up around racing and V8 engines it’s no surprise that I ended up racing cars myself, I started drag racing my tunnel rammed 327 powered Commodore at 18 yrs old but needed more as the commodore had traction problems....

From there I started building the Torana that I raced for many years which then led to the Super Stock Camaro that is now in our race team. Being a fitter/welder by trade gives me the advantage of knowing how the cars are built and work. 

  

I look forward and consider myself lucky to be part of this team and to drive our Camaro and new Pontiac GTO race cars. It’s hard to put into words the rush you get from this sport.  Our team is very driven to win and be the best at what we do, like in business and life.

So feel free to stop by our pit and say hello, we're always keen to meet new people.

 

See you at the strip this season...  

Kevin McGregor


The LH Torana which was powered by a 880hp SB Chevy engine running on C25 fuel.The engine was from a Pro Stock truck, with a 7500 stall convertor and a rpm range of 7000 to 9800 rpm it gave the torana an e.t of 9.2 seconds at 145 mph, this car was always a thrill to drive, the torana was sold at the start of this year to another keen kiwi drag racer.

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Reece McGregor

 

It first started getting serious with drag racing with the purchase of my Blue R33 GTR Nissan Skyline nearly 8 years ago.

I have always headed in the import direction because from early on I could see the potential from the smaller turbo charged 4 and 6 cylinder engines which at that stage were relatively cheap to purchase and modify with some impressive results.

It then lead us to buying the Heat Treatments Limited R32 GTR Skyline that we have today. The highlight of my drag racing career would have been when we broke the record for the fastest 4WD in the world in Brisbane Australia.

I have always set my sights high and am really looking forward to the arrival and driving the Heat Treatments Limited Nissan 350Z

How far and fast will this car go??

Time will tell as we are a very determined and focused team, we strive to be at the top.

 

Stay Tuned,
Reece McGregor

 

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