NZFMR PORSCHE FESTIVAL
Ahead of the big Porsche Festival — scheduled to take place at Hampton Downs over two weekends, January 15–17 and 22–24 — we open up the history books and recall just a few of the links between Porsche, New Zealand, and New Zealanders Words: Photos:
The first time a Porsche won on the racetrack in New Zealand was at the New Zealand International Grand Prix (NZIGP) meeting at Ardmore on January 7, 1956 — 60 years ago. Since then, Porsches have featured strongly as a car of choice for many New Zealand drivers seeking a competitive edge out on the racetrack or simply wanting sporting driving on the road.
The 2016 New Zealand Festival of Racing (NZFMR) Porsche Festival will celebrate 60 years of Porsche in New Zealand, and members of the Porsche Club of New Zealand, together with many other Porsche owners, will parade their cars and assemble for a record-breaking on-track group photograph at lunchtime on Sunday, January 17.