A Kiwi Mus­tang racer in Oz

Classic Driver - - LET­TERS -

My name is Wil­liam Vin­ing, I’m a Kiwi from Christchurch but have been liv­ing in Syd­ney for the past 10 years. I drive in a well-known mus­cle car se­ries called TCM (Tour­ing Car Masters). I have com­pleted my first ses­sion in TCM, which is an in­cred­i­bly tough class, with a lot of big name driv­ers such as Jim Richards, Glenn Se­ton and John Bowe. I fin­ished third in class, and took out the Rookie/Achieve­ment of the year award. I was won­der­ing if you would be in­ter­ested in do­ing an ar­ti­cle for your mag­a­zine. I thought run­ning an ar­ti­cle on a kiwi tak­ing on the Aussies may draw some keen in­ter­est.

I have al­ways been a big fan of NZ Clas­sic Driver and re­cently re­ceived a copy of is­sue 54 with the GT-350 on the cover. Great story and an awe­some car, I used to watch that car run at the PDL clas­sic many years ago ,and I drove a GT-350 iden­ti­cal to the one in the ar­ti­cle be­fore run­ning in TCM.

The car I drive now in TCM is a 1965 Mus­tang coupe which has un­der­gone a full restora­tion and has been recog­nised as one of the best pre­pared his­toric race cars in the coun­try. The car has fea­tured in Unique Car and var­i­ous other Aussie ti­tles but I would love it to fea­ture back home. I have at­tached a few pics of the car and we also have a web­site www. tr­rta.com (Thun­der Road Rac­ing Team Aus­tralia) which will give a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of how much work has gone into this car. Wil­liam Vin­ing, Syd­ney TH Thanks Wil­liam. A story on a Kiwi do­ing bat­tle against the cream of Aus­tralia’s tour­ing car driv­ers sounds very ap­peal­ing to me. Please keep me posted on your ex­ploits.

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