Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Holder Prepares for Iconic Rally

Holder Brothers Racing

Media statement

3rd September 2013

Holder Prepares for Iconic Rally

Off the back of another successful podium placing at the recent Rally of Canterbury. Mt Maunganui rally driver David Holder now sets his sights on the iconic Possum Bourne Memorial Rally heading into its 10th anniversary year, doubling as the penultimate round of the New Zealand Rally Championship.

The event honours NZ rallying legend Possum Bourne, who was tragically killed in 2003.

“Ask any of the general New Zealand public anything about rallying, and the first person they associate is Possum Bourne. He had such an infectious personality that captured the hearts of many, and inspired a number of today’s enthusiasts” claims Holder.

The Possum Bourne Rally sees competitors tackle a raft of different surfaces, from the rough gravel roads in the Maramaru Forest through to tarmac public roads and then finishing on the smooth asphalt of a couple of NZ’s best known race tracks.

“To be honest if there’s one way to make a rally car look slow, it’s by putting it on the race track. So I don’t think we will break any lap records at Pukekohe or Hampton Downs” joked Holder.

“It’s going to be a difficult event for us against the newer R2 Fiesta’s. The challenge of tarmac, and repeated stages that favour the new R2 Fiesta set up, are going to stretch us this weekend. But we have plenty to work on, so the aim will be just to improve our driving, looking to prepare ourselves for next year” states Holder.

The team are busy making plans for their 2014 campaign, one which hopefully sees them follow in Holder’s mentor Hayden Paddon’s footsteps, by competing at an international level.

“We are still a long way from having everything in place for next year, but we’re working hard to make it happen. Many of our current sponsors are keen to see us succeed which is fantastic, and we are hopeful others will come on board,” says Holder.

The Possum Bourne Memorial rally begins on Saturday 7th of September. Keep up to date throughout the event via the team website www.holderbrothersracing.com.

Thanks to our loyal sponsors, Stella Pumps, Stadium Finance, Magnum Compliance, Gull, Rally New Zealand, Maurice Trapp Group, PRELIM, Chris Brown, Mckerchar Industries, Bay Panel Beaters, Mount Wheel Alignment, Speedy Signs, Sew Hot Monograms, Repco Mt Maunganui, Ultimate Ford Tauranga and Attentive Design.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Review: Howard Davis On Olivier Assayas' 'Personal Shopper'

Olivier Assayas’ Personal Shopper is stylish, mysterious, and very strange indeed. It manages to be both ghost story and suspense thriller, yet also a portrait of numbed loneliness and ennui , held together by an peculiarly inexpressive performance from ... More>>

Howard Davis: Never Too Old To Rock & Roll - Jethro Tull

As Greil Marcus recently observed in an NYRB review of Robbie Robertson's autobiographical Testimony, in rock and roll there is always an origin story. In the case of Jethro Tull founder Ian Anderson, he claims to have been influenced by his father's big band and jazz record collections and the emergence of rock music in the 1950s, but became disenchanted with the "show biz" style of early US stars like Elvis Presley... More>>

October: Alice Cooper Returns To NZ

It was March 1977 when Alice Cooper undertook his first ever concert tour of New Zealand – and broke attendance records. 40 years on and this revered entertainer continues to surprise and exude danger at every turn, thrilling audiences globally! More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: The Contemporary Relevance Of Denial

Denial has all the hallmarks of a riveting courtroom drama. Based on a 1996 British libel case that author David Irving brought against Lipstadt, the movie has been criticized as flat and stagey, but it nonetheless conveys a visceral clarity of vision and sense of overwhelming urgency. More>>

Obituary: John Clarke Dies Aged 68

Andrew Little: “I grew up with Fred Dagg and I am devastated by John Clarke’s death. He taught us to laugh at ourselves and more importantly laugh at our politicians.” More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis: Colin McCahon's 'on Going Out With The Tide'

Curated by Wystan Curnow and Robert Leonard, On Going Out with the Tide features major works that have been assembled from public and private collections across New Zealand and Australia. It focusses on McCahon’s evolving engagement with Māori subjects and themes, ranging from early treatments of koru imagery to later history paintings which refer to Māori prophets and investigate land-rights issues. More>>

Howard Davis: Rodger Fox Gets Out The Funk

By now a living New Zealand legend, band leader and trombonist Rodger Fox has performed with some of the biggest names in the jazz business, including Louie Bellson, Bill Reichenbach, Chuck Findley, Randy Crawford, Bobby Shew, Lanny Morgan, Bruce Paulson, Diane Schuur, Arturo Sandoval, David Clayton-Thomas, and Joe Williams, to name only a few. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news