A new event has arrived on the motorsport calendar with talk of getting an old favourite back up and running.
After a near-faultless drive, Gore driver Andrew Graves picked up his fifth Lawrence Rally win on Saturday.
There was cause for celebrations as Kiwi driver Scott McLaughlin secured the Australian Supercars title for the second straight year but after a turbulent month, he just wasn't in the mood.
Gore driver Andrew Graves will be seeking a handful of wins this weekend, on a rally he describes as "the pick of the bunch".
Valtteri Bottas won the battle but Lewis Hamilton won the war, securing his sixth Formula One world championship on Sunday, despite finishing second to his Mercedes team mate at the US Grand Prix.
As far as debut attempts go, Mike Sheehan nailed his first tilt at winning the FIA Group N 2WD title at the final round of the New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) on Saturday, at the Rally Waitomo.
Scott McLaughlin and co-driver Alex Premat have claimed a remarkable Bathurst victory, leading home Shane van Gisbergen/Garth Tander and James Courtney/Jack Perkins.
Top seed Carter Strang dominated the Rankleburn Rally in West Otago on Saturday as the Southlander from Wallacetown and co-driver Stewart Robbie won all four special stages.
It was a double thumbs up for Highlands Motorsport Park's professional driver Andrew Waite as his team claimed victory in the three-hour endurance race and he bested his boss and colleague again.
Fifty years ago, Queenstown's Grant Aitken raced for the first time at Teretonga Park, in Invercargill, and on Saturday he raced for the final time, at Highlands Motorsport Park.
There are many perks to being a professional driver at Highlands Motorsport Park and Andrew Waite and Damon Leitch have certainly got it good tomorrow.
Canterbury's Hamish MacDonald has become the first New Zealand rider to win a world enduro championship.
After unveiling his new car last Saturday, Southlander Jordan Michels will test it at the opening round of the South Island endurance series at Teretonga today.
The Palmerston Flyer, the Kawasaki Kid - call Courtney Duncan whatever you like but make sure you call her champ.