Rac­ing le­gends come to Taupo

Kapi-Mana News - - MOTORING -

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.

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