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.
Held at Warbirds & Wheels annually, our guests are from a cross section of key private businesses in the contracting ,transport, cartage, logging, fishing, food processing, meat, aviation, tourism, ski fields, manufacturing, farming and of course motorsport industries.
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. 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 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.
Hosted by Sky Speeds’ Stephen McIvor, the 2015 ‘Geezers’ 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.
Joining them was Geezers 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.