Landspeed Records

On 16 March 1996, at Goudie Road, Reporoa, Ray and his Porsche 930 Turbo “The Ivory Beast” succeeded in breaking eight New Zealand Land Speed Records – including the coveted “Outright Landspeed Record, formerly held by Dr Rodger Freeth. The records achieved are listed below.

16 March 1996 – Eight National Records Achieved: (Certified By MANZ)

Standing Kilometre Sprint – 174.01 km/h (average) 20.69 secs

  • Outright
  • Road Car (Class B)

Standing Mile Sprint – 126.39 mph (average) 28.48 secs

  • Outright
  • Road Car (Class B)

Flying Kilometre Sprint – 316.92 km/h (average) 11.36 secs

  • Outright
  • Road Car (Class B)

Flying Mile Sprint – 196.72 mph (average) 18.30 secs

  • Outright
  • Road Car (Class B)

Ray still holds 8 National Land Speed Records.

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