Story: Motor sport

Nissan Mobil 500 Wellington Street Race, 1988

Nissan Mobil 500 Wellington Street Race, 1988

Heading into Cable Street, the winning BMW M3 of Roberto Ravaglia and Emamanuele Pirro heads off the third-placed BMW of Trevor Crowe and Mark Thatcher during the 1988 Nissan Mobil Wellington Street Race. The howl of high-speed touring cars through inner-city streets attracted both interest and opposition when the first Nissan Mobil 500 Wellington Street Race was held in 1985. The last of these races took place in 1996, and a proposal to revive it in 2006 did not succeed.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1988/4148/5a

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Jim Webber, 'Motor sport - Production- and saloon-car racing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39935/nissan-mobil-500-wellington-street-race-1988 (accessed 14 November 2019)

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