February 28, 2019
Hundreds of Toyota enthusiasts are expected to descend on north Waikato’s Hampton Downs Motorsport Park on Saturday 30 March to celebrate the 2019 Toyota Festival. Now in its seventh year, the Toyota Festival has become an annual highlight for enthusiasts of the company and its wide variety of sports and performance models, 4WDs, SUVs and even humble previous generation bestselling..
January 13, 2019
He won Bathurst last year with fellow Supercars legend Craig Lowndes. And he qualified Phil Mauger’s late model Nissan Primera SuperTourer on pole for the opening round of this year’s New Zealand Historic Touring Car Series (HTC) at the Legends of Bathurst classic motor racing meeting at Hampton Downs on Saturday. But second-generation Kiwi-born touring car ace Steven Richards had..
January 12, 2019
Former World Touring Car Cup winner Paul Radisich (Ford Mondeo SuperTourer) and current Bathurst 1000 co-champion Steven Richards (Nissan Primera SuperTourer) shared the limelight in the Historic Touring Car (HTC) category on the first day of competition at the big Legends of Bathurst classic motor racing meeting at Hampton Downs today. Richards – who with famous father and fellow multi-time..
January 11, 2019
Kiwi motor racing fans still talk fondly about the ‘Golden Age’ of touring car racing – the Group A and Super Tourer era from 1985 to 2000. It was a time when some of the best teams and drivers in the world shipped their cars here for rounds of the Nissan Mobil series at Pukekohe and the Wellington waterfront circuit,..
January 10, 2019
It’s hard to believe that 25 years have passed since Paul Radisich won the Touring Car World Cup at Monza in 1993. The New Zealand driver won the prestigious event again at Donnington the following year, the back-to-back wins two of the highlights of a successful career that saw him race in British Formula 3, Indy Lights and V8 Supercars...
January 8, 2019
Steve Richards’ fifth win in the Bathurst 1000 in October meant that only five drivers have won more times around Mt Panorama. The popular Australian-based Kiwi driver will be one of the guests of honour at the Legends of Bathurst event at Hampton Downs from January 12-13. ‘The King of the Mountain’, Peter Brock leads the all-time winners’ list with..
January 3, 2019
Stone Brothers Racing have been arguably one of New Zealand’s most successful sports teams of the last 25 years. The Warriors in the NRL and the Breakers in the NBL have both enjoyed some success in Australian leagues but their achievements pale in comparison to the record and the reputation of the Stone Brothers in V8 Supercars. Originally from Onewhero,..
December 21, 2018
Steve Richards’ fifth win in the Bathurst 1000 in October meant that only five drivers have won more times around Mt Panorama and the popular Australian-based Kiwi driver will be one of the guests of honour at the Legends of Bathurst event at Hampton Downs from January 12-13. “I’ve had a monster year and I’m really looking forward to coming..
December 14, 2018
Dick Johnson has had many memorable moments around Mount Panorama and the Australian legend is looking forward to reliving some of them at the Legends of Bathurst festival at Hampton Downs from January 12-13. The 73-year-old will join some of the greats of the Australian Touring Car Championship at the festival including the Stone Brothers, John Bowe, Jim and Steve..
November 23, 2018
Hampton Downs is taking motoring meetups to a whole new level with Caffeine & Gasoline, a new event to be held on the last Sunday of every month at Hampton Downs. The first event at the end of October was a huge success and big crowds are expected this Sunday, November 25. Not only does Caffeine & Gasoline offer passionate..