Legends of Bathurst

Jul, 2020
Upcoming Events

Dick Johnson & Stone Bros. Headline 2019 Event

Dick Johnson and the Stone Brothers will headline the 2019 edition of Hampton Downs’ Legends of Bathurst event, which will take place over the weekend of January 12th and 13th. John Bowe, Jim Richards, Steve Richards and Paul Radisich are also confirmed for the event, which will celebrate all things Bathurst.
It promises to be a special homecoming for Ross and Jimmy Stone, who grew up building go-karts in nearby Onewhero before moving to Australia and establishing one of the most successful teams in V8 Supercars.
Ross was Johnson’s team manager in 1994 while his brother Jimmy was an engineer. The brothers went on to form their own team, Stone Brothers Racing in 1998 and won the Bathurst 1000 in their debut season in a Ford EL Falcon driven by Jason Bright and Steve Richards.
The Legends of Bathurst festival will celebrate Johnson & Bowe’s wins in the Bathurst 1000 in 1989 in a Sierra Cosworth and 1994 in a Ford EB Falcon. A recently restored Sierra Cosworth in the 1989 livery will race in the Historic Touring Cars category at Hampton Downs.
Another highlight of the LOB festival will be Jim Richards driving the Peter Sturgeon-owned, ex-Frank Gardner Group C BMW 635i in the iconic black and yellow John Player Special livery.
John Bowe, a two-time winner of the Bathurst 1000, is hoping to be reunited with the #44 Volvo 240 GT car he raced around Mt Panorama in 1986. Car #44 is owned by New Zealander Mark Petch.
Paul Radisich will compete in the Historic Touring Cars category in the Ford Mondeo he drove to victory in the 1993 & ‘94 Touring Car World Cup at Monza and Donington respectively.
The two feature categories, the Historic Touring Car (NZ) Association and ENZED Central Muscle Cars promise to deliver some outstanding racing on the track.
Other support categories include the Pre 65s, Formula Libre, Formula Ford and a Bathurst All Comers Class. Public signing sessions are scheduled on both days of the event.



Tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster


Tickets are also able to be purchased on the day from the ticket office at Hampton Downs. Prices are as follows:

Day pass
Adult: $49.00
Youth (16-19 years): $30.00
15 and under: Free

Weekend pass
Adult: $79.00
Youth (16-19 years): $50.00
15 and under: Free


Click here for the race schedule.


For competitor entry information and to make a booking please email entries@hamptondowns.com


Treat yourself and enjoy this event in style or get your key customers along. This is the ultimate spot to take in the action on track and you will get to meet our Legends of Bathurst. Lunch will be provided as part of this value add ticket offering.

Package includes

  • Entry into the draw for you & your guests to win a supercar hot lap on both Saturday & Sunday.
  • Entry into the GT lounge located above the pit garages, where you will enjoy sweeping views of the track from 9am each day.
  • Carparking.
  • Meet our legends of Bathurst and enjoy a Q&A with the stars each day.
  • Sumptuous carvery lunch.
  • Cash bar facility – tabs can be set up.

Price: $149 including GST per person, per day email Justin Ellis bdm@hamptondowns.com


SATURDAY 12 JANUARY, 6PM, Hampton Downs Pavilion

Bathurst holds a special place in the hearts of motorsport enthusiasts in NZ & Australia and everyone has their favourite Bathurst moment. Some of the best drivers in this part of the world made a name for themselves around Mt Panorama, and the Legends of Bathurst on Stage dinner will celebrate this in person our Legends of Bathurst.

The evening will provide you with some up close and personal insights into the big race itself. It is a great way to start off the new year and is an event not to be missed.

  • Located in the Pavilion, shared tables of 10;
  • Revisit some classic moments from Bathurst on the big screen;
  • Full Buffet Dinner;
  • Greg Rust as Master of Ceremonies;
  • Q & A with Dick Johnson, Jim and Ross Stone, Jim Richards, Steve Richards & Paul Radisich;
  • Special Guest Tony Quinn;
  • Chance to win Memorabilia Items.

Price: $149 including GST per person. Email Justin Ellis bdm@hamptondowns.com


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Motorsport in a motorhome is a great experience and is very popular at major events all over the world. Why not grab a motorhome and get to the NZFMR with friends and family. A great place to find one is www.mighway.co.nz where you will find every day kiwis putting their motorhomes up for hire on a short term basis at competitive rates.

Choose between the Mighway Motorhome park in the outfield for $70/weekend or enjoy the convenience of infield parking (limited availability). Email admin@hamptondowns.com for more info.


The New Zealand Festival of Motorsport has a rich history and has become an iconic classic motorsport event. Check out its history and some of the news articles from the past.