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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Paddon puts AP4 rally car drive up as prize for online rally competition

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Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon has teamed up with gamer Kyle Robertson and designer Jack Hintz to create the Hyundai…

Look back in history Sunday: Paddon and Kennard, first Kiwis in 30 years to win Rally New Zealand (2011)

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Not since 1981 when Jim Donald and Kevin Lancaster won Rally New Zealand in a Ford Escort RS, had a…

Hayden Paddon wins inaugural Golden 1200 Hillclimb

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Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon won the inaugural Ben Nevis Station Golden 1200 Hillclimb which wrapped up on Sunday 8…

Paddon, Quantock and Cox fastest at Golden 1200 hillclimb

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Hayden Paddon, Job Quantock and Sloan Cox set the three fastest times on the opening day of Ben Nevis Station…

Intense battle expected for inaugural Golden 1200 hillclimb title

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This weekend’s battle to be the first competitor to win the Ben Nevis Station Golden 1200 Hillclimb is shaping up…

Paddon takes aim at three championship titles

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Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon has set himself a fresh goal for 2020: to win three rally championship titles. Paddon’s…

Entries oversubscribed for new Nevis hillclimb

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The brand-new Ben Nevis Station Golden 1200 Hillclimb has attracted a full contingent of 90 competitors and several major stars…

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…