Racing legends come to Taupo
New Zealand motorsport has more than its share of legends - we’ve always punched well above our weight on track, dirt and everywhere else you can race.
These Kiwi greats will be commemorated alongside Targa New Zealand’s milestone 50th event celebrations at the inaugural Giltrap Group Legends Night Dinner.
Greg Murphy, Racing Ray Williams and Tony Quinn will join the many names attending the dinner - which will become a regular event on the New Zealand motor racing calendar.
The dinner takes place at the official Targa start base at Wairakei Resort Taupo on Wednesday October 12, and promises to be a true celebration of all things Targa, a night of respecting past and recognising present legends. The inaugural Targa Legends will be revealed on the night as the initial inductees and every year a select few will be included
‘‘Celebrating the exceptional careers of our legends from here and overseas, the Giltrap Group Legends Night Dinner brings New Zealand motorsport heroes, luminaries and enthusiasts to an evening of fun, story-telling and reminiscing,’’ Targa event director Peter Martin, said.
‘‘We are also delighted and thankful to welcome the Giltrap Group as our gold sponsor in hosting this great event and helping to bring it to life. The Giltrap Group - and the Giltrap family itself - which has such a rich history in Kiwi motorsport at all levels - they could well be considered legends themselves.’’
Michael Giltrap, Joint Managing Director of the Giltrap Group says they are proud to be involved in this inaugural event, continuing our support of NZ motorsport and all things racing.
A Targa legend is defined as past or present winner, its equivalent or someone who has made an outstanding contribution to Targa in NZ or in another arena such as administration or media.
Kids in Cars is the worthy beneficiary of the charity auction. The auction promises a serious selection of goodies like high-end, sought-after racing memorabilia, helicopter flights, Targa entries and getaways at some of the country’s most stunning accommodation.
The night will be held October 12 6.30pm-10pm, table of eight $760, table of four $380.