The New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing is an event that takes place over two weekends every year, dedicated to all things speed. Every year there is a central theme, alternating between a manufacturer and a kiwi racing legend, this year it was dedicated to the German motorsports powerhouse, Porsche. There were some very special cars that were shipped all the way from Stuttgart to be at the festival, including the 1997 Martini Porsche 935-77, and the 1998 Porsche LMP1-98, which actually started out life as a TWR Jaguar. The Porsche stand also had a 1:1 scale model of the Le Mans winning 919 Hybrid on display, along with the notorious Carrera GT, and Porsche’s hyper car, the insane 918 Spyder. Several racing classes would take to the track throughout the day, from Historic Muscle Cars, through to GT3 cars that would compete in the 30 and 60 minute endurance races. There would also be some awesome action during lunch breaks, including a short aerobatic display with a 1943 Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX T9, which is one of the most beautiful sounding aircraft ever built. NZFMR is an event every motoring enthusiast in the country should put on their calendar, it’s an incredible event, and only gets better every year.