This year’s NZ Festival of Motor Racing, held at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, celebrated the 40th anniversary of BMW motorsport in New Zealand. Spectators were treated to a visual extravaganza, with cars – many worth more than your house – racing around the track, vying for the top spot.
The F5000′s were a drawcard, as were the Group A and Historic Touring Cars of the late ’80s and ’90s (bring back memories of the Wellington Street Race, anyone?). Couple that with the first round of the Historic Muscle Cars, combined with pre-’78 saloons and GTs, and you couldn’t ask for more.
As with previous years, even patchy weather couldn’t put a damper on this two-weekend event (held 21-22 Jan and 28-29 Jan). This is one awesome event at a great venue, so make sure you get along to it next year!