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Drivers speed up preparations for NZRC

Drivers speed up preparations for NZRC

A short turn-around between New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) rounds has seen Balclutha-based Rhys Gardner's team put in some long hours in the workshop.

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Looking back at the 2017 Otago Rally

Looking back at the 2017 Otago Rally

Last weekend's Otago Rally provided plenty of memorable moments for crews and spectators alike. Here are some highlights captured on camera by our Drivesouth team.

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Otago Rally - Putting it all together

Otago Rally - Putting it all together

The Drivesouth Otago Rally Fest is actually three events in one: a full-blooded national championship event featuring New Zealand's leading drivers in modern turbocharged four- wheel-drive cars; a classic rally featuring a star- studded international cast in old-style two- wheel-drive machines; and an allcomers event, including some drivers in very quick and spectacular cars who are out to have fun.

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New rally car a big step up for Gardner

New rally car a big step up for Gardner

While most of the local drivers have stuck to the familiar for their home event, Rhys Gardner has gone all-out on changes for next weekend's Drivesouth International Otago Rally.

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Otago gravel draws them in

Otago gravel draws them in

New Zealand Rally champion David Holder, of Mount Maunganui, headlines a bumper field of 132 cars in this year's Drivesouth International Otago Rally, to be held on April 8 and 9.

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Scholarship helps driver to starting line

Scholarship helps driver to starting line

In a sport where every dollar helps, Rangiora's Ari Pettigrew (18) has received a welcome boost after being chosen as the inaugural winner of the Otago Rally Scholarship.

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Gilmour organising tour for rally spectators

Gilmour organising tour for rally spectators

Always wanted to watch a rally live, rather than on television, but don't know where to start? Dunedin rally driver Emma Gilmour may just have the solution for you.

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Otago drivers finish on the podium

Otago drivers finish on the podium

Otago drivers were among the podium place-getters at the Classic SpeedFest at Teretonga Park in Invercargill last weekend.

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Rally to make two stops in Otago

Rally to make two stops in Otago

The Sh*tbox Rally New Zealand is not only set apart from other more traditional car events by its unusual name.

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Scion shows he too can scoot

Scion shows he too can scoot

Dunedin motocross rider Grason Veitch (14) learnt to ride a motorbike not long after he learned to walk and 12 years later that almost innate knowledge is paying dividends.

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