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Monthly Archives: October 2017


50 years since Denny Hulme’s F1 Championship title

October 22, 2017

Sunday 22 October marks the 50th anniversary of Kiwi racing legend Denny Hulme winning the 1967 Formula 1 World Championship in Mexico. Hulme made history as the first – and only – New Zealander to have ever won the most prestigious motor racing championship in the world. The significance of the date gains added impetus this year as another New..MORE

MotorSport New Zealand revs past 70 years

October 18, 2017

On 18 October 1947 a meeting was held in Wellington to form a national body to govern the coordination of motor sports in New Zealand. The Association of New Zealand Car Clubs was duly established with an initial group of seven regional car clubs represented, namely the New Zealand Motor Racing Drivers Club (now Auckland Car Club), Hawke’s Bay Sports..MORE

Hartley’s F1 news sensational for NZ motorsport

October 14, 2017

The announcement that Kiwi racing driver Brendon Hartley will race for Formula 1 team Scuderia Toro Rosso in America next weekend is a yet another major milestone in Hartley’s stellar career and for New Zealand motorsport as a whole. Hartley’s debut F1 race, the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Texas on 22 October,..MORE

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Affordable NZ Hillclimb Championship gets underway in Canterbury

October 11, 2017

Two days of timed sprints on closed hilly tarmac roads on Banks Peninsula kick off the 2017-18 New Zealand Hillclimb Championship over the weekend of 14 and 15 October. Run by Ratec Motorsport Inc (the Rallies and Trials Enthusiasts Club), the two days of competitive hillclimbs form the first qualifying round of the respected NZ Hillclimb Championship, which is a..MORE