30 Nov 2019

Martinborough - New Zealand

The celebrations for the Zagato’s Centenary continue and stretch all the way down to New Zealand. Under the warm springtime sun, 16 Zagato-bodied cars, ranging from the 1930s to the ’90s, gathered in the pretty town of Martinborough to start a three-day rally in the backroads of the Southern Wairarapa region through rural landscapes of breath taking beauty. At the Official Dinner, stories were told of some of the exploits of the Zagato owners and their beloved cars. In particular, Wim Le Roy- the “father figure” of Lancia New Zealand - told the humorous story about his first Lancia bought in Holland over 50 years ago. When Wim immigrated to New Zealand, he imported four Zagatos - an incredible feat way back then.