Performance Mods

V8 racing, speedway, bike racing, 4WD off-roading are integral to the Short family history. Our name “TSR” represents Tom Short Racing.

Tom’s son Dylan was competing nationally on a dirt bike by age 4 and went on to race V8s by 12. He has literally grown up around performance vehicles. Now with over 10 years experience as a mechanic, Dylan is known around Taupo for extracting crazy amounts of power from turbo boosted motors. If you are looking to get the best performance/price trade-off for your pride & joy be sure to chat with Dylan.

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Tom has been a key member of some of New Zealand’s top V8 racing teams – David Besnard, John Penny, Mat Lockwood, Dale Williams just to name a few. Beyond an understanding of racing mechanics Tom has lived the racing culture and had his fair share of glory on the track, winning the Taupo Group A Clubmans Championship 3 years in 2004, 2005, 2006, Tom still holds the old track record.

Whether you are at home on the race track, the drag strip or the open road, Tom & Dylan will help find the best solution. The sky is the limit for vehicle performance and vehicle cost, we will help you make the right trade-off and keep your car in top condition.

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We have a network of professionals that have helped us with our own performance vehicles. We know when to call a specialist and how much it should cost – that is hard won experience that we’d love to share with you.

If getting from 0-100 is a priority you’ll enjoy a chat with Tom about electric drag cars too!!


We are Service Technicians qualified to service your car during it's warranty period. Manufacturers will sell you a new car every 2-3 years, we look after your best interests.
Dylan Short started car racing when 12yrs old. He loves fitting turbos and getting the best performance from your vehicle.
WOF, Repairs, Servicing and Maintenance is what we do every day. Always with the customer's best interests at heart and always guaranteed.