Gathering of Geezers is an evening of fun and interaction with 300-350 guests mingling with over 25 of New Zealand’s best motorsport legends covering many disciplines from rally to saloon, jet boats to drag racing, speedway to bikes. A Geezer is a retired legend of motorsport who has won a major NZ or world title in the world of motorsport or has made a major contribution to the sport –across all disciplines.
This year's dinner will be a sports cafe-style format on stage with questions and answers led by our MC Sky Speed's Stephen McIvor and our keynote speaker is Tony Quinn from Highland Motorsport Park.
The Geezers confirmed so far are Craig Baird, Graeme Crosby, Shane Drake, Owen Evans, Paul Fahey, Steve Horne, PG Knight, Graeme Lawrence, Leo Leonard, Andy McElrea, Bob McMurray, Chris Munro, Greg Murphy, Jim Richards, Garry Rogers, Gary Running, Aaron Slight, Heather Spurle and Tony Teesdale.
Held at Warbirds & Wheels annually, our guests come from a cross section of key private businesses to hear the tales of triumph and disasters, of near misses and close calls, of great life changing moments from some of the Geezers who take to the stage to regale you with their stories.
This annual event is now in its fourth year and continues to grow with new ‘Geezers’ invited each year. This year a ‘Geezers in Training’ theme has been incorporated to enable some of the younger guns to attend. It’s a great evening celebrating Kiwi Motorsport with like-minded people while raising funds for charity at the same time through the charity auction on the night.
Tables are $2,500 (incl GST) for eight people plus a Geezer at your table (individual tickets available). Includes all drinks, capanes and a three course meal. If you wish to purchase a table, please contact Warbirds & Wheels by email on email@example.com or phone 03 443 7010 or 027 201 6976.
The 2015 Geezers Dinner was hosted by Sky Speeds’ Stephen McIvor, and included for the first time Australian-based Jim Richards, winner of numerous NZ and Australian Championships and Bob ‘The Builder’ Clarkson, winner of seven New Zealand titles in Dragster racing during 1972–1975.
Photo below are the 2015 Geezers which included Graeme Crosby, Graham Standring, Graeme Lawrence, Leo Leonard, Jack Nazer, Mike Marshall, Steve Millen, Warwick Jones, Dennis Marwood, Robert Francevic, Chris Munro, Heather Spurle, Paul Fahey, Roger Bertram, Garth Hogan, Bob McMurray, Shane Drake, Owen Evans, Aaron Slight, Donn Anderson, Sandy Myhre, Allan Dick and Garry Pedersen.