VALE - Eric Mallard

We are deeply saddened to hear the news that motorsport stalwart, Eric Mallard, passed away peacefully over the weekend.


Here's the full length interview with Eric that was recorded in November 2019




Eric Mallard’s involvement with motorsport began in 1953 as a marshal at Ardmore and continued for over 60 years. He was a familiar face at many motorsport events around the country and was a valued member of our community. He was always willing to lend a hand and pass on his vast knowledge which undoubtedly helped the sport flourish at all levels for decades.

Eric held many important roles within motorsport including “A” Clerk of Course, Competitor Relations Officer and Licence Examiner. He also had an extremely active role within the Formula Ford Association and also the Formula Ford Championship, and most recently, the New Zealand International Grand Prix (NZIGP). He was also a member of the MotorSport New Zealand Executive from 1968 to 1973.


His other accolades included -

  • 1981 - MotorSport New Zealand - Award of Merit
  • 1999 - New Zealand Order of Merit (M.N.Z.M.) - For services to motorsport.
  • 2014 - MotorSport New Zealand - Member D’Honneur

“Eric was definitely one of the most committed and dedicated servants the sport has had. His passion and knowledge for motorsport was simply incredible and our sport is richer for his years of hard work,” said Wayne Christie - MotorSport New Zealand President.


Referenced MSNZ Website