This year the Taupo Historic Grand Prix celebrated the blue oval and their 50 years of involvement in NZ motorsport. I am a big fan of historic race machinery so decided to head along and see what was on offer.
Martini and rallying is a partnership that evokes memories, passion, highs and lows, dust, suffering and joy. It is a love affair that spanned decades, and will be forever remembered through the most romantic era that rallying has ever seen. Rallylegend 2018 acknowledged this special bond between the two in San Marino recently. This year marks forty years since Martini met the sport of rallying, and little did anyone know but it was to be the start of rallying’s most iconic love affair.
If I was to be asked to name the one racecar I remember most vividly from my childhood it would be without a doubt the black and red Texaco Sierra machines. Recently I was lucky enough to be able to meet up with my childhood hero, and I will tell you straight up. I wasn’t one little bit disappointed at all.