120 Kawakawa Road
A Night With – Tim Gibbes
Tim Gibbes’ story is one of the most remarkable and diverse in New Zealand motorsport.
Tim was a factory rider for two English motorcycle makers and was instrumental in creating the iconic Woodville motocross, being responsible for bring the first international riders to the event. His later career included rallying, both at home and abroad, he was a driving force to establish rallycross at Manfeild, followed by endurance and saloon racing.
A highly successful businessman, Tim was a leading administrator involved in the Castrol Six Hour races and the FIM World Superbike Championship at Manfeild, he’s been honoured for his services to motorcycling.
Tim and his wife Joan operate their timing system at circuits and diverse events around the country, the first installation being at Manfeild. There are so many facets of his life, possibly the most talked about over the years was Tim’s involvement as a stunt rider in the outstanding 1963 WWII movie ‘The Great Escape’ that starred Steve McQueen. Was it Tim Gibbes who jumped the fence on a motorcycle during the escape? All will be revealed on the night.
Tim’s life has been lived to the full on two and four wheels with amazing stories and a lot of laughs and fun along the journey. The night will be entertaining for young and old alike, join us and be part of the recollections…
Tickets are free – go to our shop HERE to purchase. They are limited in number.