The independence in thinking and structure of the original membership, and of those who have raced in the series since, has contributed to a unique Trofeo culture. The series is run by the drivers and is organised by a committee elected at each AGM. All rule changes require a quorum of 60 per cent of financial members (drivers) for any amendment to be passed, ensuring that changes are fully supported by those active within the series. Design and branding of the Trofeo is led by long-time series member, Ant Gray. And it is the people who make the Trofeo Series successful. Driver camaraderie is also encouraged, with many prepared to raid their toolboxes and spare parts supplies, or join each other under the bonnet or under the car in order to get another driver back out on the track for the next race.
Although initially a race series for Alfasud and Alfa Sprint models, the Trofeo Series now includes four competitive classes for cars of different specifications and is known for its diversity of all Italian marques and its drivers, with men and women from most age groups and backgrounds finding that the series meets their need for speed. Trofeo Series drivers also have a strong history of contributing to volunteer official roles within New Zealand’s larger motorsport community.
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