New Zealand’s First Stand Alone Car Race – 26th December 1905

On 26 December 1905, the Automobile Association hosted the Great Automobile Gymkhana at Addington Raceway. 30 cars featured. Numerous races took place, including the one believed to be the first stand alone car race in New Zealand.

The Automobile Association – known today as the AA – was only 2 years old at the time of this rally.

*Image courtesy of Jim Webber. ‘Motor sport – Earliest motor sports’, Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 9-Jul-13
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39903/first-stand-alone-motor-race-1905

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