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…

Look back in history: Daniil Kvyat wins Dan Higgins Trophy (2011)

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Little was known about current Formula One driver Daniil Kvyat when he appeared on the grid for the 2011 Toyota…

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…

Look back in history: Sten Pentus winning the Motor Cup (2010)

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Estonian racing driver Sten Pentus took part in the 2010 Toyota Racing Series, finishing fourth overall even after missing the…

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…

Look back in History: Buller wins in Timaru (2009)

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Two British drivers came over to NZ compete in the 2008/09 Toyota Racing Series (3/5 rounds).  William Buller and Will…

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…