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30th April 2008, 17:13
Today (April 30) is 5 years since the passing of Possum Bourne and it seems like just yesterday.Id just like for us to remember this awesome rally driver on this anniversary of his passing.Rallying has lost a great driver and no doubt to some, a great friend.My best to his family and friends on this day and Id just like them all to know that all around the world,people remember.



2nd May 2008, 18:37
Can't believe it's been 5 years... time passes so quickly :(

There are a couple of his old cars still going about over here so am reminded occasionally of him :)

3rd May 2008, 05:19
That sounds great J4MIE!!!Youre very lucky to be able to see these cars in action from time to time.Enjoy my friend!!!

24th May 2008, 13:19
The man was an inspiration and I had the pleasure of watching him many times live and meeting him also.

A couple of standout moments for me were on the Rally New Zealand as a young kid. Possum was in line belted into the car waiting to go into service. I passed a comment to my father saying I would like a picture. He was due to be driving into the service although upon hearing the comment he unbelted, and took a couple of photo's with me not worrying about the time of checking in. He was VERY loyal to his fans. Without a doubt he was the best ambassador for rallying I have ever seen.

Secondly as Possum was sponsored by a company called Vantage Aluminium there was a big dinner at a restaurant in Auckland New Zealand. The one good thing was that this restaurant (Sky Tower) had 40 cm x40 cm cotton napkins. After me and a few people rounding up our napkins Possum proceeded to sign BIG autographs and personal messages on them. By the time the night was out all 300 people had stolen the napkins and had Possum sign them all up, and not one person left without having their one signed, with a personal message. He made sure he didn't leave anyone out, this is just the kind of guy he was. My napkin is now framed and hanging at home in NZ as a timeless reminder of Possum.

Gurl Racer
27th May 2008, 00:05
Wow... 5 years already.

Without Possum, I wouldn't of got into rallying. Without Possum, I wouldn't of fallen in love with Subaru. Without Possum, I wouldn't be living in Norway!

I owe a lot to this man, he was an incredible rally driver and person! The NZ rally scene will never be the same without his fun smile and contagious passion. You will never be forgotten Possum :)

15th June 2008, 10:10
I still remember him on the 87 RAC in his RX Turbo when he came over to compete

cant beleive its 5 years
A big loss to the sport still today

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