Nissan-mobil 500 recalled
Attached are some photos I hope you find of interest. I took them at the Nissan Mobil 500 in Wellington in 1987 but they’ve lost a little clarity in scanning. I remember going to the race armed with my old Pentax SLR (that I still have and use!) and firing off this lot. My lasting memory of the racing however is the awesome sound – full noise along Jervois Quay – the Holden V8’s contrasting against the 6 cylinder BMWs!
My regular day job has me looking out over Frank Kitts Park and I can still picture and hear the activity 27 years later! Ian Tilley Wellington TH Now you are bringing back some memories for me! The first international race meeting I ever saw was the 1986 Nissan-Mobil 500 and like you, the sound of those engines down Jervois Quay was amazing. As far as I am concerned, Group A was the absolute high point of Touring Car racing in New Zealand.
The Nissan-Mobil 500 introduced top-class international touring car racing to New Zealand for the first time. Ian Tilley provides us with a glimpse of the action from the 1987 race 1. The no. 2 Mobil HDT-Commodore slips past a damaged BMW M325i and what looks to be a Ford Escort XR4i? 2. The mess is almost cleared up as a works Jaguar XJS passes 3. Alfa-Romeo’s GTV6 was never a great success in Group A but it always sounded great 4. The Ford is at least pointing in the right
direction 5. Avon Hyde always rated this BMW635CSI
as the best car he ever raced