Kōrero: Motor sport

First New Zealand Motor Cup race, 1921

First New Zealand Motor Cup race, 1921

Howard Nattrass, an Auckland motoring enthusiast and inventor, won the inaugural New Zealand Motor Cup with a storming run in this stripped V8 Cadillac. The race was a straightforward 25-mile (40-kilometre) dash along Muriwai Beach west of Auckland. This was the first race in New Zealand to be electrically timed, using equipment specially imported from the United Kingdom.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 7-A7604
Photograph by Bill Tinson

Permission of Auckland City Libraries Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jim Webber, 'Motor sport - Grand Prix', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/39905/first-new-zealand-motor-cup-race-1921 (accessed 16 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Jim Webber, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Apr 2016