Yes there is an elephant loose in the room at Motorsport in New Zealand. We are just going to ignore it for now but eventually someone will lift their head up and notice it. No that’s cruel they have already noticed it, they just don’t know what to do about it. They have tried all […]

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Not that we are going to be racing Ostrich’s any time soon but we are about to be experiencing the effect. The old Ostrich ‘head in the sand’ effect. We have our head in the sand over our new premier touring car class. We set up a team of experts to come back with a […]

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Dear people in charge, I am afraid  you are going to have to speed up your glacial pace of change. While our two worthy working groups are still working their way through suitable meeting dates the Australians have made a decision and start TCR in 2020. They moved on changes to Formula Ford several years […]

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Well it least that made you start reading, but this is important. Head and neck restraints. Why oh why can’t we just make these compulsory for all motorsport with exceptions for some classics and give club sport two years to save the massive $400 they will need to spend to save their lives. It is […]

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Dear Sir, Thank you for you very long service (over 50 years in fact) to motoring and motorsport. Yes they were halcyon days when with mighty Kent powered Formula Ford was the world’s development formula for single seater racing. I know from behind you lovely mahogany desk all may still look well in the factory […]

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Not much from the motorsport conference to instill a sense of wonderful year ahead. Yes progress is being made on Health and Safety so that is a positive but where is the big picture? Where is the crowd the sponsors and the dare to dream picture? We have a promoter who is trying hard but […]

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Here are some sobering statistics about Motorsport license holders. There are around 5,000 licence holders in total and of these almost 25% are spread over just three series. These three bottom of the pile series, LeMons, 2K cup and BMW and very popular, why because they are cheap and fun. Few rules easy to get […]

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All it takes it one we spin in practice and the media experts are expounding frothing at the mouth predicting Brendan Hartley’s imminent  demise. I think young Mr Gasly is in more danger of a stern word from Franz Tost. It is OK to make an error in practice, in fact that is what practice […]

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With some of the big American teams buying into motorsport in Australia it’s going to ensure the future of motorsport the over the ditch. But it might not be as we know it. These American teams are well funded and have solid manufacture support. When Roger Penske picks up the phone to call Ford HQ, […]

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On the surface it does not mean all that much. On first thought is just means that at long last we have an attractive race car in the V8 Supercars field. But it could be a signal of a whole lot more. The V8 Supercars have now opened the door and signalled a move from […]

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