NZFMR 2016 Porsche

Prosche 944 Turbo Trans Am 1993
Chris Kneifel USA – Porsche 944 Turbo Trans-Am

The penultimate year of the Lady Wigram Trophy race meeting at RNZAF Base Wigram in Christchurch, NZ, was held on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th January 1993. In the race card line-up for the meeting was a class for ’TraNZam’ cars and one of these...

1967 Porsche 910/8 chassis 028 - photo at a Porsche Dealer’s on 31 July 1967 Jo Siffert & Bruce McLaren drove this car to 3rd place BOAC 500 Brands Hatch 30th July 1967
Bruce McLaren – 1967 Porsche 910/8 2195cc Prototype Sports Car

The Shell Oil Competition Department in England arranged for Bruce McLaren to drive a 1967 Porsche 910, chassis 28, in the BOAC International 500 mile race held at Brands Hatch on 30th July 1967. The race was Round 5 of the International Manufacturers Championship for...

1998 Bridgestone-Porsche Club NZ racing
The Bridgestone-Porsche Club NZ Championship Series

The Porsche Club of New Zealand (PCNZ) formed in 1975 and in 1987 the Club struck up what proved to be a longstanding sponsorship relationship with Bridgestone NZ. The Japanese based Bridgestone company was an approved supplier of tyres to Porsche of Germany, having produced...

2015 Brendon Hartley – Porsche ‘works’ driver
Brendon Hartley – A Race History 1995-2015

2015 Brendon Hartley – Porsche ‘works’ driver Brendon Hartley was born on 10th November 1989 and grew up in Palmerston North, New Zealand.  Following in the tracks of his elder brother, Nelson, and with encouragement from his father Bryan, who had raced in a variety...

Pukekohe 12 Dec 93 – the successful Lighting Direct Racing Team
Bill Fulford – A Race History 1991 to 2007

Bill Fulford 1994 Bill Fulford founded the highly successful ‘Lighting Direct’ company in 1974. He said he was ‘a late starter’ in motor racing having his first race in the early 1990s when he became “captured by the bug”.  From his first race to his last,...

Montlhery 14 May 1995
Bill Farmer – A Race History 1984 to 2015

Bill Farmer –Le Mans 1996 photo via Owen Evans Bill Farmer was born on 8th July 1959 in Auckland. He began racing in 1984 in a Porsche 911SC at the Wings and Wheels meeting in Christchurch.  Bill gained extensive race experience in the 1990s in a...

1996 Le Mans Andrew Bagnall
Andrew Bagnall – A Race History 1986 – 2015

Andrew Bagnall was born on 14th February 1947 in New Zealand. He started racing in about 1986 when aged 39.  He has since had 30 years of high level international motorsport competition at many world famous race tracks, including racing four times in the Le...

Baypark 28 Dec 71 Graeme Lawrence Lola Porsche
1970 Rorstan-Porsche and 1970 Stanton-Porsche

In September 1969, Ian Rorison and Feo Stanton, as owners of the Rorstan Racing Team, engaged Bryan Faloon to drive their Bob Britton (of Rennmax Engineering, Sydney) designed Rorstan-Climax single seater - that itself was based on a Brabham BT23.  Paul Bolton (in 1968) and...

Ardmore 1956 Porsche 550 Spyder
1955 Porsche 550 Spyder chassis 550-0056

The Porsche 550 Spyder was a sports racing car that was manufactured from 1953 – 1956. The engine in the 550 Spyder was a 1498cc air cooled unit and together with the 4-speed plus reverse ZF gearbox, the very light and nimble car was capable...

Angus Hyslop Driving Cooper T26 Mk Vii
Bruce Webster and Rob Lyme – 1953/59 Cooper Porsche

NZ Festival of Motor Racing celebrating Porsche – January 2016Porsche Racing Cars in New Zealand By Jim BarclayBruce Webster’s Early Cooper Years - In 1955 Bruce Webster of Havelock North purchased the ex-Ron Frost/Arnold Stafford/Syd Jensen 1953 Cooper T26 Mk VII -JAP 500cc, a motor...