The 2022 New Zealand Supercars round is set to be an action packed weekend with two legendary drivers jumping behind the wheel of some equally legendary cars.
Greg Murphy and John Bowe will each be driving a Ford Sierra touring car in the Archibalds Historic Touring Cars category, supporting the main Supercars event.
Murphy will be behind the wheel of the Peanut Slab Sierra Group A car which is the first touring car he drove.
The car is now owned by Peter Sturgeon, but Murphy previously raced the same Sierra in the Nissan Mobil 500 Wellington street race and at Pukekohe Park Raceway some 30 years ago.
Bowe is set to drive an ex-Dick Johnson Racing Sierra RS500 owned by Lance Coupland, manager of Coupland’s bakeries.
Like Murphy, this won’t be the first time he’s sat in the driver’s seat. Bowe raced the same DJR 6 chassis Sierra in the 1991 Australian Touring Car Championship, competing in the same year’s Bathurst 1000 race with the car.
“I spent from 1988 to 1998 with Dick Johnson Racing and my memories from the Shell Sierra era are very special,” said Bowe.
“However it wasn’t all roses every race meeting.
“To be reunited with a car I raced in 1991, is incredibly special for me because it was an amazing part of my racing life, which incidentally is still going.
“Thank you so much Lance the owner, Nigel Barclay and Steve Weeber the preparers for thinking of me.”
You can catch the two racing each other at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint event at Pukekohe Park Raceway on September 9 to 11.