Dixon emerged onto the US Indy Lights scene in a car owned by Giltrap - one of the original shareholders of Scott Dixon Motorsport. Today, Scott is a multi IndyCar series champion and Indianapolis 500 winner. Undoubtedly one of the greatest IndyCar drivers of all-time and certainly one of the most successful. In the lead of the 2018 title race, he pushed to clinch his 5th title. at Sonoma. Dixon also competes in the American Le Mans Series.
New Zealand's only Formula One World Champion, the Motueka born Denny Hulme was also part of the legendary 'Bruce and Denny' show during the golden era of CanAm. Competing in 112 Grands Prix, with eight victories and 33 podium finishes. Along with his 1967 title, he finished third in the World Championship in 1968 and 1972. Hulme was also found behind the wheel of a Giltrap car on a number of occasions including the Benson Hedges 6 Hour in a Volkswagen GTI, and the Nissan Mobil 500 at Pukekohe - winning with Larry Perkins.
Perkins began his career as a mechanic/driver for Harry Firth's Holden Dealer Team in 1970. Larry drove for Giltrap in the late seventies in a March Formula Pacific single-seater - finishing second in the championship to Teo Fabi. In 1977 Perkins made his Bathurst 1000 debut alongside co-driver Peter Janson in a Holden LX Torana SS A9X Hatchback, finishing an impressive third on debut at the mountain. Perkins later drove a number of Holden Commodores under in his own team, which had success both here and in Australia with the support of Giltrap Group. He went on to win Bathurst six times, with co-driver Peter Brock.
In the early years of his career, Sullivan drove For Giltrap Group in the Formula Pacific championship driving the Giltrap March 76b, before going on to an extensive career in Europe and the US. Danny, a former Formula 1 driver, was an Indianapolis 500 Champion and CART Championship victor. He earned 17 race wins in the CART Indy Car World Series, also placing third in overall points in 1986. Following his success in Indy Car, Sullivan became an ESPN commentator before competing in Nascar. He made multiple guest appearances in DTM and finished third in the stunning Dauer 962 LM at the 24 hours of Le Mans.
Jim drove for Giltrap in both NZ Touring Cars and Production Car in both Mazdas and Holden Commodores before moving to Australia. Richards' career highlights include seven Bathurst 1000 wins (one in the Nissan Skyline 'Godzilla' GT-R) four Australian Touring Car Championships and being inducted into both the New Zealand Motor-Racing Hall of Fame in 1994 and V8 Supercars Hall of Fame in 2006.
Le Mans-winner Earl Bamber has joined forces with Official Porsche Centres of New Zealand.
Six-time IndyCar Champ Scott Dixon wasn't the only grinning kiwi at the St. Petersburg street circuit over the weekend. Compatriot Hunter McElrea was also victorious in the Indy Pro 2000 support series; claiming his maiden victory in the...