Kate Gordon-Smith

Kate credits her late father Geoff Gordon with igniting her interest in motorsport. Geoff was a Holden dealer and took Kate along to Manfeild to watch Peter Brock. It was all about ‘Brocky’ from then on – even secretly when Kate’s first job out of university was with Ford Motor Company of NZ! Her Ford boss invited the then Prime Minister David Lange to go racing and Kate was suddenly part of a race team. Since then she’s worked in the motor vehicle and/or motorsport sectors in various marketing and PR roles. In 2001 she established her freelance PR consultancy, Relish Communications where she has enjoyed working with the NZV8 Championship and several drivers, Rally New Zealand for the WRC events and NZRC, MotorSport New Zealand, and various rally competitors including New Zealand’s own rally star, Hayden Paddon. Writing for talkmotorsport.co.nz offers Kate a grand opportunity to talk with all kinds of interesting motorsport folk she’s met along the way. Check out www.relishcommunications.co.nz

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Latest Posts:

Paddon: ‘I’m not giving up’

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New Zealand’s most successful rally driver Hayden Paddon has put a ‘rain-check’ on his WRC career, and is taking a…

Paddon Rallysport launches Nevis hillclimb

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Hayden Paddon and Paddon Rallysport Group have launched a brand-new motorsport event called the Ben Nevis Station Golden 1200 Hillclimb…

Successes and learnings for Louis Sharp in Italy

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Christchurch karting champion Louis Sharp has come through two high pressure weekends of competition on his European racing debut with…

A winning weekend at Bathurst for Foggy

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Kiwi race driver Angus Fogg continued his winning form in the Touring Car Masters (TCM) class at Bathurst, winning the…

Foggy wins his first Touring Car Masters race at Bathurst

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Kiwi race driver Angus Fogg secured an emotional and hard-fought win from Australian Steven Johnson in wet conditions at Bathurst…

Kiwi karting champion, age 12, makes European debut

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Twelve-year-old Christchurch kart racer Louis Sharp is a winner and record-setter at every level of his four-year motorsport career with…

The W Series – yes or no?

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Last year, when we first heard that a global single-seater series just for women was being launched, I wasn’t sure…

MotorSport NZ rapt with WRC return

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MotorSport New Zealand personnel are delighted to see the overnight news that Rally New Zealand will once again feature as…

Paddon shatters Ashley Forest hillclimb record to take win

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Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon and his Paddon Rallysport team has shattered the Ashley Forest Rallysprint record with a blistering…

Your personal brand vs the big brands

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Most of us make sense of the concept of a ‘brand’ when you think about big brands like Ford, Toyota,…