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The End of the Wigram Motor Racing Era

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Motor Racing at Wigram – Part 10 (Final) Wigram was the first of the RNZAF bases to close under the…

The Writing on the Wigram Circuit Wall

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Motor Racing at Wigram – Part 9 Racing in 1990 and 1991 was held at Ruapuna Park. This was a…

1979-89: Motor Racing Under Financial Pressures

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Motor Racing at Wigram – Part 8 Financial pressures in running the annual motor racing together with declining attendances continued…

The Post-Formula 1 Years at Wigram

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Motor Racing at Wigram – Part 7 Rolling starts were introduced to Wigram racing in 1970, along with substantially increased…

The Hey-day of International Motor Racing at Wigram

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Motor Racing at Wigram – Part 6 Record overseas entries were received for the 1960 Lady Wigram Trophy Race. One…

Wigram Motor Racing: The First Decade

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Motor Racing at Wigram – Part 5 Racing at Wigram began on a January weekend in 1949, with intermittent drizzle…

Wigram – The Motor Racing Circuit

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Motor Racing at Wigram – Part 4 Following the conclusion of World War II there was a renewed interest in…

Motor sport of another kind – Wigram

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Motor Racing at Wigram – Part 3 As a harbinger of things to come, in 1928 Wigram (at that point…

At First a NZ Air Force Base – Wigram

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Motor Racing at Wigram – Part 2 Flying took off early in Canterbury under the drive and encouragement of Henry…

HF Wigram’s vision that produced a motor racing circuit

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Motor Racing at Wigram – Part 1 It all started during The Great War (1914-18). The man with the vision…