Possum Bourne

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Daniel Wilson

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Post by Daniel Wilson » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:13 pm

Just to advise anyone who is interested that Possum Bourne (New
Zealand rally driver), who this year started the WRC in a group N
production Impreza has died after a car crash leading up to a rally
event in Queenstown New Zealand, he died this morning at 12.58am NZST

Josh Colombo

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Post by Josh Colombo » Tue Apr 29, 2003 10:44 pm

That's horrible news.

Was it a car crash on normal roads.....any info on what happened?


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Post by paul.travers@vodafone.co. » Tue Apr 29, 2003 11:14 pm

yes, was only 50-60km/h in his Subie Forester, checking the course before
the race. Apparently a Head on crash with another driver (in a big Jeep I
believe) also doing a pre-race check.
Possum is "Mr Subaru" here in NZ, he has been rallying them since 1983....

Josh Colombo

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Post by Josh Colombo » Tue Apr 29, 2003 11:34 pm

Very tragic...Sorry to hear this.

Mark Ward_

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Post by Mark Ward_ » Wed Apr 30, 2003 1:24 am

I cant believe it. A terrible loss for the sport. I feel sad for his family and friends.


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Post by Frank_ » Wed Apr 30, 2003 3:14 am

I also feel the loss the whole Subaru community must be feeling now. Condolences to his family and friends......Rod G.

Douglas Hancock

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Post by Douglas Hancock » Wed Apr 30, 2003 6:14 am

He has won the last i don't know how many australia rally championships. Very big name over here. We will miss him. You can go here and have alook for a heap of links.