Southern Classic Car Racing – Part 2

Classic Racing Cars from all around the world were competing at the Timaru International Motor Raceway at Levels today drawing a good crowd of motor racing enthusiasts.

Southern Classic Car Racing – Part 1

Timaru International Motor Raceway at Levels reverberated with the roar of Classic Racing Cars today, organised by the Classic Motor racing Club of New Zealand and run by the South Canterbury Car Club. Muscle Cars, Classic Saloons Grand Prix Cars and Sports and GT Cars from all over the Globe were all on show.

Inspired Richard Pearse ?

These relatives of pioneer German hang-glider pilot, Otto Lilienthal, believe he inspired Richard Pearse, South Canterbury’s own pioneer aviator. Winfried Halle, from Berlin and Alister Squire, of Waitohi, are grandsons of Gustav Lilienthal and Marie Lilienthal, respectively, the brother and sister of Otto. Today they were given a guided tour of the South Canterbury Aviation Heritage Centre, by president Peter Jost, and viewed displays relating to Otto’s influence on Richard Pearse. Marie Lilienthal emigrated to New Zealand and in 1884 married George Squire, a farmer and neighbour of Richard Pearse.