2017 marks 50 years of rallying in New Zealand. To celebrate, there are a number of initiatives planned across the year including a celebratory dinner and the introduction of the Rally Heritage Awards.
The celebratory dinner is being held at the Claudelands Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday 19 August 2017. The dinner will celebrate our past and present New Zealand rally champions, New Zealand’s proud history in the international arena, as well as the Hamilton Car Club’s contribution to New Zealand rallying. All profits from the 50th anniversary dinner will go to MotorSport New Zealand’s Elite Academy.
Please note that the dinner is now completely booked out!
In addition to the dinner, MotorSport New Zealand with the assistance of the sport’s Rally Advisory Commission has created the New Zealand Rally Heritage Awards.
The purpose of the awards is to recognise the competitors, event organisers, officials, media or sponsors who have consistently made an outstanding contribution over many years to rallying in New Zealand.
The first NZ Rally Heritage Award recipients will be announced at the 50th anniversary rally dinner in August and will then be awarded on an annual basis at the MSNZ Awards Dinner from 2018 on.