Peter Raymond George “Possum” Bourne

Friday 13th April 1956

Born on this day, Peter Raymond George “Possum” Bourne, champion New Zealand rally car driver who died in 2003 under non-competitive circumstances while driving on a public road that was to be the track for an upcoming race. He was a three time winner of the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship and the Australian Rally Championship seven times consecutively, amongst many other titles. In 1993 he becamethe first New Zealand resident to have a works contract in a FISA rally championship, when he drove a Subaru Legacy for Prodrive.

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