Hayden Paddon is easily our most successful rally driver - the only Kiwi to win an event in the prestigious World Rally Championship.
But three years ago he hit a rough patch - a broken romance, a tragic accident and then he was dropped by his sponsor.
Starting into oblivion, Paddon not only dug in, he's changed tack.
The self-confessed petrol head is building the world's first competitive electric rally car.
Sunday's Matt Chisholm rides shotgun as the car hits the road.