motor racing

Bruce Webster and Rob Lyme – 1953/59 Cooper Porsche

NZ Festival of Motor Racing celebrating Porsche – January 2016 Porsche Racing Cars in New Zealand By Jim Barclay Bruce 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 Glimpse of BMW Motorsport Success Over Three Decades

Rodger Anderson 1969 BMW 2002Ti Alpina The 1970s The BMW marque gained instant notoriety in New Zealand motorsport with the arrival in late 1969 of the BMW 2002 Ti Alpina belonging to Rodger Anderson. Rodger race the 2002 in the 1969/70 racing season. Already a......

1970s and the BMW 2002 Ti Alpina

Rodger Anderson’s 1969 BMW 2002 Ti Alpina, at Baypark in 1970. My memory of the BMW 2002 Ti Alpina I owned and raced in the New Zealand 1969/70 and 1970/71 seasons are that it was a wonderful car. I had just finished two seasons racing......

BMW – The 1980s with Neville Crichton

Winning with BMW in New Zealand By Richard Bosselman Neville Crichton is a guy who left school at 14, found his feet when he landed a job as an automotive salesman, and discovered he has a golden touch in business. By the late 1970s the......

Winning with BMW in New Zealand

Having had 12 years single-seater racing, including six of those years in Europe, yielding six British/European Formula 3 victories, I concluded my Formula 1 dream was over. While still working in Europe, I was approached in 1986 by Toyota New Zealand, who were setting up......

BMW 3.0CSL

1973 Ex-Works Amon/Stuck BMW 3.0CSL ‘Batmobile’ Owner: BMW Museum, Germany This BMW 3.0CSL was driven by Chris Amon and Hans Stuck as part of a two-car BMW ‘works’ team of BMW CSL cars entered in the eight-round 1973 European Touring Car Championship (ETCC). This story......

1987 BMW M3

Group A DTM | Owner: BMW Museum, Germany Development of the BMW M3 Group A resulted in a competition car that was to carry off more victories in subsequent years than any other car in its class. In the course of its first season, Roberto......

JPS BMW 635CSI Group A

1984 Ex-Jim Richards | JPS BMW 635CSI Group A | Owner: Peter Sturgeon, Christchurch Peter Sturgeon’s 1984 BMW 635CSi Group A car is one of those built by Frank Gardner’s JPS-backed team for the Australian Group A Touring Car Championships. The car was driven in......

1964 Shelby 289 Cobra CSX2203

Chassis# CSX203 –Owner: Ernie Nagamatsu, California, USA Ernie Nagamatsu’s good friend Max Balchowsky (creator of all the famous Old Yeller sports racers) helped Ernie buy this Cobra long ago. Californian dentist, Ernie Nagamatsu is the second owner of this 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra chassis number......

1953 Maserati 250F

Chassis# 2501 (#2523) – Owner: Peter Giddings, USA Of all the Maserati 250Fs built, without doubt the one now campaigned by Peter Giddings has one of the most complex and fascinating of histories. #2501 was in fact the very first 250F built and test-driven during......

Bruce McLaren’s 1968 BRM

P126 chassis# 01 V12 2493 cc – owner: Graham Adelman, USA Graham Adelman from Virginia, USA, is bringing two 1968 Tasman cars to the New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing celebrating Chris Amon. The first car is the 1968 Ferrari 246T car that Chris Amon......