The fastest Māori on four wheels, Marty Roestenburg (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāpuhi), spoke to Te Ao Toa about the New Zealand motorsport rally coming up in October.
"I've been a rally mad fan since I was a little fella, still am," says Rustenburg, who was at Haunui Jack's Ridge in Tāmaki Makaurau, which will be the final stage of Rally New Zealand.
"When I first left school, I went dairy farming and was out in the country and started driving on the gravel roads. And really fell in love with sliding around the corners.
"Wrecked a couple of road cars. It was a bit dangerous practising out on the public roads so I joined a car club.
"Bought my first rally car at 18 years old and still doing it," he says.