New Zealand International Grand Prix

The New Zealand Motor Cup

The New Zealand Motor Cup was originally competed for annually in a 50 mile event known as the Australasian Beach Championship.

The cup was won outright in 1928 by R B Wilson, ESQ who in 1953 donated it to the New Zealand International Grand Prix Inc, on condition that it be competed for annually in the Auckland Grand Prix race under it's original title. 

The list of past winners of the New Zealand Motor Cup holds some very illustrious names. 

Year

Circuit

Winner

Nationality

Car

1921

Muriwai

H. Nattrass

Cadillac

1922

Muriwai

S. Craig

Packard

1923

Muriwai

Seabrook Fowlds

Vauxhall

1924

Muriwai

H. Nattrass

Mercer

1925

Muriwai

C.W.F Hamilton

Sunbeam

1926

Muriwai

R. B Wilson

Stutz

1927

Muriwai

R. B Wilson

Stutz

1928

Muriwai

R. B Wilson

Stutz

1954

Ardmore

Stan Jones

Australia

Maybach Special

1955

Ardmore

Prince B Bira

Thailand

Maserati

1956

Ardmore

Stirling Moss

Great Britain

Maserati 250F

1957

Ardmore

Reg Parnell

Great Britain

Ferrari Super Squalo

1958

Ardmore

Jack Brabham

Australia

Cooper Climax

1959

Ardmore

Stirling Moss

Great Britain

Cooper Climax

1960

Ardmore

Jack Brabham

Australia

Cooper Climax

1961

Ardmore

Jack Brabham

Australia

Cooper Climax

1962

Ardmore

Stirling Moss

Great Britain

Cooper Climax

1963

Pukekohe

John Surtees

Great Britain

Lola

1964

Pukekohe

Bruce McLaren

New Zealand

Cooper Climax

1965

Pukekohe

Graham Hill

Great Britain

Brabham

1966

Pukekohe

Graham Hill

Great Britain

B.R.M

1967

Pukekohe

Jackie Stewart

Great Britain

B.R.M

1968

Pukekohe

Chris Amon

New Zealand

Ferrari

1969

Pukekohe

Chris Amon

New Zealand

Ferrari

1970

Pukekohe

Frank Matich

Australia

McLaren M10A

1971

Pukekohe

Niel Allen

Australia

McLaren M10B

1972

Pukekohe

Frank Gardner

Australia

Lola T300

1973

Pukekohe

John McCormack

Australia

Elfin

1974

Pukekohe

Peter Gethin

Great Britain

Chevron B 24

1975

Pukekohe

Warwick Brown

Australia

Lola T332

1976

Pukekohe

Ken Smith

New Zealand

Lola T332

1977

Pukekohe

Keijo Rosberg

Finland

Chevron B34

1978

Pukekohe

Keijo Rosberg

Finland

Chevron B39

1979

Pukekohe

Teo Fabi

Italy

March 79B

1980

Pukekohe

Steve Millen

New Zealand

Ralt RT1

1981

Pukekohe

Dave McMillan

New Zealand

Ralt RT1

1982

Pukekohe

Roberto Moreno

Brazil

Ralt RT4

1983

Pukekohe

David Oxton

New Zealand

Ralt RT4

1984

Pukekohe

Davy Jones

USA

Ralt RT4

1985

Pukekohe

Ross Cheever

USA

Ralt RT4

1986

Pukekohe

Ross Cheever

USA

Ralt RT4

1987

Pukekohe

Davy Jones

USA

Ralt RT4

1988

Pukekohe

Paul Radisich

New Zealand

Ralt RT4

1989

Pukekohe

Dean Hall

USA

Ralt RT4

1990

Pukekohe

Ken Smith

New Zealand

Swift Cosworth

1991

Pukekohe

Craig Baird

New Zealand

Swift DB4

1992

Pukekohe

Craig Baird

New Zealand

Reynard

1993

Pukekohe

Stuart Crow

USA

Swift

1994

Pukekohe

Greg Murphy

New Zealand

Reynard (F.Brabham)

1995

Pukekohe

Greg Murphy

New Zealand

Reynard (F. Brabham)

1996

Not contested

1997

Not contested

1998

Ruapuna

Simon Wills

New Zealand

Reynard 94D

1999

Ruapuna

Simon Wills

New Zealand

Reynard 94D

2000

Pukekohe

Andy Booth

New Zealand

Reynard 94D

Toyota Racing Series

2006

Pukekohe

Ben Clucas

Great Britain

Toyota Tatuus 104ZZ

2007(April)

Pukekohe

Shane Van Gisbergen

New Zealand

Toyota Tatuus 104ZZ

2007 (Nov)

Pukekohe

Andy Knight

New Zealand

Toyota Tatuus 104ZZ

2009 (Mar)

Pukekohe

Mitch Cunningham

New Zealand

Toyota Tatuus 104ZZ

2010

Hampton Downs

Sten Pentus

Estonia

Toyota FT40

2011

Hampton Downs

Mitchell Evans

New Zealand

Toyota FT40