Le Mans

New Zealand Classic Car - - Editorial -

On a cheerier note, con­grat­u­la­tions to Earl Bam­ber who, along with Nico Hülken­berg and Nick Tandy, won this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours at the wheel of a Porsche 919 — read about it else­where in this is­sue. Adding ic­ing to the cake, fel­low Kiwi Bren­don Hart­ley drove his 919 into sec­ond place to record Porsche’s one-two win. The last time a Kiwi won at Le Mans was way back in 1966, when Bruce Mclaren and Chris Amon drove their black Ford GT40 to vic­tory — so, well done to Earl for record­ing a truly his­toric win.

The Le Mans week­end was a also a good one for Kiwi rally fans with Hay­den Pad­don scor­ing his first podium fin­ish at an in­ter­na­tional rally event as run­ner-up at Rally Sar­dinia.

Fi­nally, I’d like to ac­knowl­edge NZ Clas­sic Car reader, Charles Beres­ford, for gift­ing us 18 boxes of vintage mo­tor­ing mag­a­zines. Ti­tles in­cluded Mod­ern Mo­tor and Sports Car World amongst many oth­ers — the main prize be­ing a large pile of Mo­tor­man mag­a­zines. Many thanks Charles, rest as­sured your old mag­a­zines will be put to good use as valu­able ref­er­ence re­sources.

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