New Zealand touring car icon Paul Radisich goes up against another of the country’s top racers, Greg Murphy, in next weekend’s Open GT race at Hampton Downs.
Radisich is confirmed to drive the MARC II V8 Mustang alongside Sam Collins, while Murphy is behind the wheel of a Renault R.S 01.
The two competed against each other in the Australian Supercars championship in the early 2000s and again as recently as April in the TCR New Zealand series.
Several other big names and car manufacturers have also put their hands up for the December 18-19 meeting.
Gene Rollinson is racing an ex-works Lamborghini Gallardo Reiter GT3, which was recently imported into the country.
The crew at Action Motorsport are also bringing their Lamborghini Reiter GT3, with Rowan Shepherd and Scott Smith sharing driving duties.
Ross Graham takes the number of Lambos up to three.
Andrew Fawcett brings his new McLaren 720 GT3 out for a debut race outing.
Glenn Smith and John De Veth share an older McLaren 650S GT3.
Two Nissan GT-R GT3s have entered. One is shared by Lance Hughes and Chris van der Drift in the same car that won the South Island Endurance Series opener. Rhys Gould is in a second GT-R.
Dwayne Carter gives his new Brabham BT62 a much-anticipated Kiwi race debut.
Only one Porsche has entered into the meeting so far, that being Connor Adam in a 997 Cup Car.
Two Radicals are also on the competitor list. Grant Dalton drives an SR8 while Dan McCarroll is entered in an SR10.
A handful of McLarens and one Ginetta GT4 fill up the grid.
There are three races in the GT Class over the weekend – two 30-minute races and one 60-minute race. All include a compulsory pitstop.