• A fine study at Levels of the 1976 GTX Champion, Lindsay in his winning Porsche (Photo Terry Marshall)

“Gidday Shag!”

August 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

It was one of the blackest times of my radio career. Five am on a dark, cold, mid-winter’s Friday morn in 1982 and I had phoned the Dunedin police as part of my early morning news-gathering tasks as News Editor at Radio 4XO. “Morning, it’s Allan Dick – anything happen overnight?” I asked the overnight [...]

  • John Surtees enjoying a Kiwi summer (Photo Terry Marshall Archives)

Farewell to a Motorsport Legend

April 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

John Surtees had been World 500cc Motorcycle Champion four times – in 1956, 1958, 1959 and 1960 – the same year that he also switched from two wheels to four, signing for Lotus, initially alongside Innes Ireland, but then Jim Clark after the death of Alan Stacey at Spa. His impact on four wheels was [...]