Kōrero: Motor sport

Benson and Hedges 500, Pukekohe

Benson and Hedges 500, Pukekohe

A long-distance race for production saloon cars, the Benson and Hedges 500-mile (later 1,000-kilometre) race was held annually at Pukekohe from 1968. As shown in this photo of the starting line-up, New Zealand-assembled Valiant Chargers dominated the competition during the 1970s.

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Bruce McLaren Trust
Photograph by Jack Inwood

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jim Webber, 'Motor sport - Production- and saloon-car racing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/39931/benson-and-hedges-500-pukekohe (accessed 2 June 2020)

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