• Grahame readies himself for battle – another classic portrait by Terry Marshall

A Good Keen Man: The Life and Racing Times of Grahame Harvey, Part 2

December 8th, 2019|Tags: , |

Over the four seasons that Grahame campaigned the Elfin, he had many memorable races. Winning the 1968–1969 NZ Sports Car Championship by a single point in the final round of his first season with the Elfin was certainly a highlight. In a gripping, season-long three-way battle for honours, it all came down to the last [...]

  • Grahame hillclimbing in the Cooper-JAP, 1962–63 season (Grahame Harvey Collection)

The Life and Racing Times of Grahame Harvey, Part 1

October 4th, 2019|Tags: , |

Auckland, New Zealand in the late 1940s/early ’50s was an international backwater, still suffering from the deprivation and restrictions of the post-war retrenchment. In hindsight it was a rather colourless era. The importation of goods was tightly controlled, and quite corrupt, with some officials often taking ‘favours’ from those wanting to bend the rules. Behind [...]