Story: Beach culture

New Zealand Motor Cup, Muriwai Beach (1st of 3)

New Zealand Motor Cup, Muriwai Beach

In the early days of motoring, people frequently drove on the hard flat surface of the beach. The first car races were at Muriwai Beach in 1921. This beach was still holding car races five years later.

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Beach culture - Travellers on the beach', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/9100/new-zealand-motor-cup-muriwai-beach (accessed 23 September 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006