EXCLUSIVE: NEW ZEALAND: Maori art inspires Ford designers, Aston Martin buys Kiwi wool mats
While the New Zealand car industry may have shrunk from a dozen factories to none in the last decade or so, New Zealand still has a role to play in world automotive circles, Dave Moore writes. Those fortunate enough to wriggle their toes in the footwell of a new Aston Martin, will enjoy the feel of the best Kiwi-bred wool that money can buy. Meanwhile, Aston Martin's owner, Ford, and tyre maker Goodyear combined resources at a recent Chicago automotive show to display decorative design work inspired by New Zealand Maori and Polynesian tattoo designs on a one-off pick-up truck.
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