Sucking up a lemon

By PHILIP CHANDLER Six Queenstowners are teaming up for an Auckland car race dubbed ‘‘the cheapest motorsport on the planet’’. 24 Hours of Lemons NZ, starting at 5pm tonight at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, sees contestants race that long in a...

New driving force

By PHILIP CHANDLER A new president’s been handed the steering wheel of the Queenstown Car Club. Anthony Te Tau, 34, has taken over from motorsport legend Stuart Maclean, who co-founded the club in 1972. A mechanic with Macaulay Motors, Te Tau was...

Street race tragedy

A plaque above Gorge Road marks the site of a Queenstown motor racing tragedy that occurred 20 years ago yesterday. Towards the end of the 1998 Queenstown Classic Car Race, a Holden Torana became airborne after veering off the road. Spectators...