• David Simpson today

The Summer of ’66

February 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

In the sixties, the annual trek to Blenheim for the season-opening motor race meeting was always an adventure. The circuit was around the streets of the nearby township of Renwick – and it was always a matter of argument whether the ‘w’ was silent. There were three Renwick (or was it Rennick?) circuits, the first [...]

True Blue Racers’ Specials – 1996 Paul Radisich Ford Telstar – 2008 Dan Gurney Signature Edition Ford Mustang

April 24th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Garry Jackson spent many years as Ford New Zealand’s Marketing and Sales Director, and got to know Paul Radisich well. He had some background involvement in Paul getting his Mondeo drives in the World Touring Car Cup, which he won twice (in 1993 and 1994) along with third places in the British Touring Car Championships [...]

  • At the Levin International the week after Baypark, Haig and Riley had two comings together. The front of the Mustang is worse for going under a wire hawser barrier. That’s Trevor Crowe behind in the Starlet V8 (Photo Terry Marshall)

Travels With Johnny Cash

April 24th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

It was Kevin’s second season with the Mustang, a 1968 car built by Shelby for TransAm but never raced until it was bought by Kiwi Bob Kennett, who ran it in the USA before it was bought by Dexter Dunlop. Dunlop spent an unhappy season with the car before Kevin Haig arrived on the scene [...]

  • Always ready for a photograph – and with a smile

Paul Fahey: 
A Racer’s Racer!

December 14th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

On Saturday, November 16, 1963 the New Zealand motor-racing establishment converged on Blenheim for the start of the 1963/1964 season on the street circuit out at Renwick. There were a lot of questions to be answered at this meeting because plenty had been happening during the winter months. For the followers of single-seater racing there [...]