Story: Motor sport

New Zealand Grand Prix, 1961

This newsreel clip shows the 1961 New Zealand Grand Prix at Ardmore aerodrome, in Auckland. A crowd of 60,000 watched world champion Jack Brabham battle local hero Bruce McLaren for the chequered flag. Other famous drivers competing included Britain's Stirling Moss and New Zealander Denis Hulme, who finished fifth.

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Reference: New Zealand Grand Prix. National Film Unit, 1961

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Jim Webber, 'Motor sport - Grand Prix', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/39907/new-zealand-grand-prix-1961 (accessed 20 September 2019)

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