HRC Tasman Revival 2007/08
Interest in the series continued to grow slowly but surely in New Zealand, and 19 cars started the Lady Wigram Trophy in January. Frank and Judy Lyons from England boosted the numbers further for the next two races, and at Phillip Island, where the VHRR allowed a few F1s to join in, a total of 28 cars participated in practice. After years of Lola T332 domination, the title fell to a McRae GM1. Alistair Hey had acquired Stan Redmond's former car and put Chris Hyde in the seat. The Ruapuna Park driving school owner was completely dominant, taking pole position at every event, and winning every race. Best of the rest was Kenny Smith, who was offered the seat in David Abbott's usual Lola T430 now that Abbott had reconstructed the sister car.
As well as David Abbott's second Lola T430, other 'new' cars to appear in 2008 included Tim Rush's Begg FM4, John Bryant's Lola T140, Tony Roberts' McLaren M22, and a Lola T332 built up by Shayne Windelburn for Roger Williams.
11 Nov 2007 > MG Classic meeting at Manfeild
06 Jan 2008 > Lady Wigram Trophy at Ruapana Park
27 Jan 2008 > Tasman Cup Revival Series race at Pukekohe
03 Feb 2008 > Tasman Cup Revival Series race at Taupo Motorsport Park
09 Mar 2008 > The Shannons Tattersall's Phillip Island Classic
2007-2008 MSC F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series table
|1||Chris Hyde||McRae GM1 - Chevrolet V8||398 pts|
|2||Ken Smith||Lola T430 - Chevrolet V8||294 pts|
|3||Tony Richards||Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8||242 pts|
|4||Sefton Gibb||Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8||240 pts|
|5||Stan Redmond||Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8||168 pts|
|6||David Abbott||Lola T430 - Chevrolet V8||138 pts|
A total of 23 F5000 Tasman Revival events had taken place by the end of this season, and the founder members of the series had been very loyal. Stan Redmond had only missed the Manfeild race in November 2006.