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Taupo Historic GP


Sat 28 Jan 2017, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sun 29 Jan 2017, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, 463 Broadlands Rd, Taupo, Lake Taupo

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • 2-Day General Admission (children under 12 free with paying adult): $52.00
  • 2-Day Grandstand Ticket: $142.00
  • 2-Day Camping Ticket (includes GA for 2x people): $202.00
  • 2-Day Pit Complex Public Lounge Hospitality: $202.00
  • 2-Day Braking Area Hospitality + Grandstand: $352.00
  • 2-Day Pit Complex Roof Top Hospitality + Grandstand: $452.00
  • Sunday-only General Admission (children under 12 free with paying adult): $42.00
  • Saturday-only General Admission (children under 12 free with paying adult): $22.00
  • Sunday-only Grandstand Ticket: $99.00
  • 2-Day Grandstand Concession Ticket: $122.00
  • Sunday-only Grandstand Concession Ticket: $85.00
  • Sunday-only Braking Area Hospitality + Grandstand: $260.00
  • Sunday-only Complex Roof Top Hospitality + Grandstand: $339.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: paulhe6

- The Taupo Historic GP – See a field of 35 Formula 5000 and Formula One cars from the 1960s and 1970s contest the Race of Champions Revival – the first ever re-run of a race that was held annually at the famous Brands Hatch circuit in England.

The powerful F5000s have triumphed only once, when Englishman Peter Gethin did the unthinkable and beat the F1s in 1973. See if the F5000s led by septuagenarian Kiwi Legend Kenny Smith can repeat history and hold off an F1 Field of 2 McLarens, 2 Heskeths, 2 BRMs, a Lotus, a Surtees and a March from England, Ireland and the USA.

- Witness one of the largest fields of the muscular Formula 5000s ever seen at Taupo, 7 of them from Australia and the UK, contest Round 4 of the 2016/2017 SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series.

- Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of The World Championship of New Zealand’s only formula one champion, Denny Hulme with the first ever field of Formula One cars to race in New Zealand led by the Hesketh 308E of the recently-crowned 2016 Fia Masters Historic F1 Champion, Englishman Michael Lyons.

- The Taupo Tourist Trophy – Watch 1985 European Touring Car Champion, Italian Gianfranco Brancatelli race the BMW M3 he drove to the title in 1985 against Group A, DTM and Super Touring cars from the 1980s and 1990s.

- See 48 Formula Juniors from the 1950s and 1960s, 33 of them from overseas, contest 8 races over two days - a veritable collection of prized cars from the USA and UK, Australia, Canada, South Africa and Denmark, driven by their proud owners including the venerable Jac Nelleman who raced in Formula One In 1976.

- Commemorate the 50th anniversary year of Formula Ford, the world’s most successful junior racing category that succeeded Formula Junior in 1967 – 25 cars from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, two of them from the UK and Australia.

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