Masterton’s Tracey Stringer has been selected as the New Zealand participant in a trans-Tasman exchange for female motorsport officials. Now in its third year, the exchange is organised by the Women in Motorsport advisory commission (WIMNZ) of MotorSport New Zealand with their Australian counterparts, the Women of Australian Motor Sport (WAMS) to assist female motorsport […]

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Callum Crawley, aged 17 of Feilding, has topped the points-table at the Elite Motorsport Academy’s intensive training camp at Dunedin. Second in a close-fought assessment was Peter Vodanovich, also 17, of Auckland, with 15-year-old Billy Frazer, of Pukekohe, third. Crawley, Vodanovich and Frazer are part of a group of eight young race drivers participating in […]

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Motorsport is one of many sports in New Zealand that would not function without volunteers and that’s why MotorSport New Zealand (MSNZ) is marking National Volunteer Week 2018, which concludes 23 June. MSNZ, the governing body for four-wheeled motor sports in New Zealand, has a small team of eight paid employees and contractors based in […]

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Eight motorsport competitors from Auckland, Pukekohe, Inglewood and Christchurch have been selected to participate in New Zealand’s world-class Elite Motorsport Academy programme for 2018. Representing several categories of racing, the talented young competitors selected for the 2018 Elite Motorsport Academy are: Callum Crawley, 17, Fielding Billy Frazer, 15, Pukekohe Callum Hedge, 14, Milford, Auckland Bailey […]

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New Zealand Formula 1 driver Brendon Hartley, long-time rally competitor and engineer Andrew Hawkeswood, rising single-seater racer Liam Lawson, and passionate classic car race driver Mike Small have been presented with the premier awards at MotorSport New Zealand’s annual awards night. Held at Shed 6, TSB Arena in Wellington on Saturday 26 May, the MotorSport […]

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New Zealand-born Porsche factory driver Earl Bamber has been inducted into the MotorSport New Zealand Wall of Fame. The induction was announced by MotorSport New Zealand President Wayne Christie and President d’Honneur Morrie Chandler during MotorSport NZ’s annual awards night held at Wellington’s TSB Arena on Saturday 26 May. The MotorSport NZ Wall of Fame […]

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East Auckland race driver Jordan Baldwin has topped the points-table of the 2017 New Zealand Elite Motorsport Academy to win the Ian Snellgrove trophy. The prestigious trophy, awarded in memory of long-time MotorSport New Zealand general manager and Academy programme trustee Ian Snellgrove, was presented to Baldwin during the MotorSport NZ annual awards dinner in […]

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MotorSport New Zealand joins with the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and other national motorsport governing bodies to acknowledge and thank the thousands of volunteers who contribute to their time and talents to motorsport around the world for the FIA Volunteers Weekend on 19-20 May. The initiative is being promoted using the hashtag #FIAVolunteersWeekend. In […]

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Aucklander Morrie Chandler, ONZM, was presented with a lifetime achievement award at the 55th Halberg Awards ceremony on 8 February. Formerly the President of MotorSport New Zealand (MSNZ) from 1977 to 1998 and chairman of Rally New Zealand Ltd from 1978 to 2006 while also an active rally competitor, Chandler’s contributions to New Zealand motorsport […]

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Fifty years ago, the Hamilton Car Club ran a competitive motorsport event which is now regarded as the first rally in New Zealand. The May 1967 event was called the Rally of the Pines and was won by club member Bill Purvis in a 1951 Morris Minor that he rebuilt after bidding for it as […]

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