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MotorSport New Zealand Race Champions

From 1949 until 1955-56 there were annual road races held in New Zealand which stood in as official championship events.  But, in the 1956-57 season the Association of New Zealand Car Clubs instituted a Gold Star Driver’s Award for Race (Single Seater class), Hillclimbs and Trials.  Racing  has evolved over the years in New Zealand into two distinct categories, Single Seater and Saloons.  To truly recognise this at premier level in the 1996-97 season a Gold Star Saloon was introduced as an adjunct to the other Gold Star Single Seater award.

SeasonRecipientCar
2017-18R. Shwartzman (Russia)Toyota Tatuus
2016-17T. Randle (Australia)Toyota Tatuus
2015-16L. Norris (Great Britain)Toyota Tatuus
2014-15L. Stroll (Canada)Toyota Tatuus
2013-14A. Tang (Singapore)Toyota Tatuus
2012-13N. CassidyToyota Tatuus
2011-12N. CassidyToyota Tatuus
2010-11M. EvansToyota Tatuus
2009-10M. EvansToyota Tatuus
2008-09M. CunninghamToyota Tatuus
2007-08A. KnightToyota Tatuus
2006-07D. GauntToyota Tatuus
2005-06D. GauntToyota Tatuus
2004-05Not contested
2003-04T. EdgellFormula Ford
2002-03J. ReidFormula Ford
2001-02F. CoulthardFormula Ford
2000-01A. BoothFormula Holden
1999-2000S. WillsFormula Holden
1998-99S. WillsFormula Holden
1997-98Not contested
1996-97Not contested
1995-96Not contested
1994-95G. MurphyFormula Brabham
1993-94G. MurphyFormula Brabham
1992-93C. BairdReynard
1991-92C. BairdReynard
1990-91C. BairdSwift
1989-90K.J. SmithSwift
1988-89D. Hall (USA)Swift
1987-88P. RadisichRalt RT4
1986-87K.J. SmithRalt RT4
1985-86Not contested
1984-85K.J. SmithRalt RT4
1983-84K.J. SmithRalt RT4
1982-83Not Contested
1981-82R.D. OxtonRalt RT4
1980-81R.D. OxtonRalt Ford
1979-80D.H. McMillanRalt Ford
1978-79D.H. McMillanRalt Ford
1977-78R. StoneCuda Ford
1976-77D.H. McMillanRalt Ford
1975-76K.J. SmithLola Chevrolet
1974-75G.H. LawrenceLola Chevrolet
1973-74R.D. OxtonBegg Chevrolet
1972-73R.D. OxtonBegg Chevrolet
1971-72R.D. OxtonBegg Chevrolet
1970-71G.H. LawrenceFerrari
1969-70G.P. McRaeBegg Chev (and McLaren Chev)
1968-69R.A. LevisBrabham FVA
1967-68K.J. PalmerMcLaren FVA
1966-67R.A. LevisBrabham Ford
1965-66K.J. PalmerLotus Climax
1964-65K.J. PalmerBrabham Climax
1963-64K.J. PalmerCooper Climax
1962-63A.N. HyslopCooper Climax
1961-62P.M. HoareFerrari
1960-61D.C. HulmeCooper Climax
1959-60S.H. JensenCooper Climax
1958-59B. McLarenCooper Climax
1957-58W.P.R JensenMaserati
1956-57W.P.R JensenFerrari (and Austin Healey)

Racing  has evolved over the years in New Zealand into two distinct categories, Single Seater and Saloons.  To truly recognise this at premier level in the 1996-97 season a Gold Star Saloon was introduced as an adjunct to the other Gold Star Single Seater award.

SeasonRecipientCar
2017-18Not contested
2016-17Not contested
2015-16Not contested
2014-15Not contested
2013-14Not contested
2012-13A.J. LauderFord Falcon BA
2011-12A. FoggFord Falcon BA
2010-11J. McIntyreFord Falcon BA
2009-10C. Baird, MNZMFord Falcon BA
2008-09K. ScottFord Falcon BA
2007-08J. McIntyreFord Falcon BA
2006-07J. McIntyreFord Falcon BA
2005-06K. ScottHolden Commodore VY
2004-05A. BoothHolden Commodore VY
2003-04Not contested
2002-03Not contested
2001-02P. PedersenTraNZam
2000-01A. StichburyTraNZam
1999-2000C. BairdTraNZam
1998-99S. DrakeTraNZam
1997-98Not contested
1996-97A. StichburyTraNZam
SeasonRecipient
2017-18R. Swartzman (Russia)
2016-17T. Randle (Australia)
2015-16L. Norris (Great Britain)
2014-15L. Stroll (Canada)
2013-14A. Tang (Singapore)
2012-13N. Cassidy
2011-12N. Cassidy
2010-11M. Evans
2009-10M. Evans
2008-09M. Cunningham
2007-08A. Knight
2006-07D. Gaunt
2005-06D. Gaunt

MotorSport NZ granted championship status for this class, originally titled TraNZam Lights, with the commencement of the 1996-97 season. This class was renamed NZV8 Touring Cars at the commencement of the 1998-99 season. From the 2012-13 season the new generation TLX car was introduced.

Class 1
SeasonRecipient
2017-18A. Heimgartner
2016-17S. Evans
2015-16S. Evans
2014-15J. Bargwanna (Australia)
2013-14N. Ross
2012-13J. Bargwanna (Australia)
Class 2
SeasonRecipient
2017-18L. MacDonald
2016-17L. MacDonald
2015-16B. Cooley
2014-15K. Williams
2013-14I. Booth
2012-13A.J. Lauder
2011-12A. Fogg
2010-11J. McIntyre
2009-10C. Baird, MNZM
2008-09K. Scott
2007-08J. McIntyre
2006-07J. McIntyre
2005-06K. Scott
2004-05A. Booth
2003-04A. Booth
2002-03M. Pedersen
2001-02A. Stichbury
2000-01P. Manuell
1999-2000M. Pedersen
1998-99P. Pedersen
1997-98W. Huxford
1996-97G. Taylor

This championship was introduced in the 2013-14 season for Toyota TR 86 cars.

SeasonRecipient
2017-18J. Milligan
2016-17R. Yardley
2015-16A. Blewett
2014-15T. Alexander
2013-14J. McNee

Formerly known as Formula Ford, the class was renamed to NZ Formula F1600 for the 2016-17 season.

Class 1
SeasonRecipient
2017-18C. Hedge
2016-17L. Lawson
2015-16M. Scott
2014-15T. Cockerton
2013-14J. Conroy
2012-13J. Munro
2011-12A. Heimgartner
2010-11A. Heimgartner
2009-10M. Short
2008-09R. Stanaway
2007-08J. Whelan
2006-07S. MacNeill
2005-06S. Van Gisbergen
2004-05S. O'Brien
2003-04T. Edgell
2002-03J. Reid
2001-02F. Coulthard
2000-01J. Cressey
1999-2000P. Hellebrekers
1998-99L. Stevenson
1997-98G. Tullett
1996-97S. Dixon
1995-96G. Tullett
1994-95S. Drake
1993-94A. Stichbury
1992-93A. Stichbury
1991-92G. Croft
1990-91A. McElrea
1989-90P. Larsen
1988-89G. Campbell
1987-88C. Baird
1986-87S. Higgins
1985-86C. Coleman
1984-85J. Crawford
1983-84S. Richards
1982-83K. Ingram
1981-82M. King
1980-81J. Pascoe
1979-80M. King
1978-79M. Finch
1977-78G. Campbell
1976-77E. Morgan
1975-76D. McMillan
1974-75G. Walker
1973-74P. Hughes
1972-73D. McMillan
1971-72R.D. Oxton
Class 2
SeasonRecipient
2017-18R. Toshach
2016-17M. Collins
2015-16A. Collins
2014-15S. Heffernan
Class 3
SeasonRecipient
2017-18M. Butchart
2016-17A. Downs
2015-16R. Mckenzie
2014-15R. McKenzie
2013-14R. Bayer
SeasonRecipient
2016-17T. Wheeler
2015-16T. Wheeler
2014-15A. Porter
2013-14J. Hepburn
2012-13S. Zammit (Australia)
2011-12S. Zammit (Australia)
2010-11M. Little
2009-10M. Little
2008-09M. Little
2007-08K. Scott
2006-07J. Hepburn
2005-06A. Porter
2004-05A. Porter
2003-04A. Porter
2002-03I. Tulloch
2001-02I. Tulloch
2000-01R. Porter
1999-2000R. Porter
1998-99I. TullochL. Stevenson
1997-98I. Tulloch
1996-97R. Salter
1995-96R. Salter
1994-95R. Salter
1993-94R. Salter
1992-93A. Hyde
1991-92R. Porter
1990-91A. Hyde
1989-90Jointly - D. Hulme and A. Hyde
SeasonRecipient
2017-18P. Kelly
2016-17M. Whittaker
2015-16M. Whittaker
2014-15I. Hayr
2013-14T. James
2012-13I. Hayr
2011-12I. Hayr
2010-11I. Hayr
2009-10I. Hayr
2008-09M. Baker
2007-08S. Neville
2006-07S. Neville
2005-06J. Warring
2004-05M. Eady
2003-04M. Weeks
2002-03B. Riley

Originally named Formula Vee with the commencement of the 1998-99 season this class was renamed Formula First.

SeasonRecipient
2017-18C. Crawley
2016-17B. King
2015-16M. Shepherd
2014-15M. Shepherd
2013-14R. Shepherd
2012-13R. Shepherd
2011-12M. Higham
2010-11M. Shepherd
2009-10M. Shepherd
2008-09I. Foster
2007-08C. Field
2006-07S. Allison
2005-06M. Shepherd
2004-05M. Russ
2003-04L. Francis
2002-03P. Butler
2001-02M. Shepherd
2000-01M. Shepherd
1999-2000D. Payne
1998-99N. Luxford
1997-98M. Rohloff
1996-97C. Greenwood
1995-96D. Martin
1994-95R. Lester, MNZM
1993-94S. Dixon
1992-93D. Kalasih
1991-92D. Martin
1990-91C. Maxwell
1989-90T. Natusch
1988-89R. Symon
1987-88R. Symon
1986-87R. Symon
1985-86R. Symon
1984-85R. Lester, MNZM
1983-84R. Coles
1982-83R. Coles
1981-82C. Abbott
1980-81R. Coles
1979-80S. Cameron
1978-79R. Lester, MNZM
1977-78M. King
1976-77D. Halliday
1975-76I. Hodge
1974-75N. Lankshear

MotorSport NZ granted championship status for this Endurance Series with the commencement of the 2014 season.

Three Hour Championship
SeasonRecipient(s)Car
2018S. Evans / C. QuinHolden Commodore VE
2017S. Evans / G. RollinsonAudi R8
2016I. Tulloch / J. McIntyreCamaro GT3
2014A. Bagnall / A. PedersenPorsche 997 GT3
2012-13S. Ellingham / J. LesterPorsche 997 GT3
One Hour Championship
SeasonRecipientCar
2018S. HodgsonFord Falcon V8 Supercar
2017J. OwensPorsche 997 GT3
2016H. GardinerPorsche 911 GT3
2014H. GardinerPorsche 911 GT3
2012-13K. McBeathPanoz GT
SeasonRecipient
2017-18R. Moore
2016-17R. Moore
2012-16Not a Championship
2011-12A. Waite

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