Story: Motor sport

Mustang versus Mini, Levin, 1969

Mustang versus Mini, Levin, 1969

Although apparently mismatched in engine size, this Ford Mustang, driven by a Mr Dawson, is hotly pursued by a Mini, driven by A. Hyslop, in a race at Levin in 1969. The wide range of vehicles competing alongside each other made saloon-car racing a popular and highly exciting spectator sport in this period.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, B. Davis Collection (PAColl-0328)
Reference: 35mm-00758-d-F

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Jim Webber, 'Motor sport - Production- and saloon-car racing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 June 2023)

Story by Jim Webber, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Apr 2016