Results and History

Upcoming Events

The team are working towards getting both Wairua and Cookie back to Bonneville in 2017.

There are four events each year, and the first deadline is getting the cars on the boat. The Leave around the 29th of June and land in California in late July.

Land Speed Records

Current records achieved by the team.
Table of records we hold

Car Class Engine Size Body Body Modifications Old record mph New Record mph(kph) Year
COOKIE G/Pro Nissan SR20DE 1,997cc NX Coupe Standard shape 158.328 174.525 (280.9k) 2011
COOKIE G/FCC Honda K20A + NOS 1,907cc NX Coupe Full aero nose – underbody 186.505 190.524 (306.6k) 2016
COOKIE G/FALT Honda K20A + NOS 1,907cc NX Coupe Light aero – some underbody 185.303 189.145 (304.4k) 2016
COOKIE G/GC Honda K20A 1,907cc NX Coupe Air dam front splitter 169.741 172.402 (277.5K) 2016
Wairua G/DS VW Diesel 1,997cc Streamliner Streamliner 147.909 210.808 (339.3k) 2016

Rallying

 
Rallying has been a pastime for Reg for a period spanning nearly 40 years from when he first competed in 1973, to the final year of competitive graven bashing in 2012.

During that time Reg was found racing all of the following cars – but is likely most famous for the Golden Years of Group A rallying in the 80’s where he competed in a Nissan 240RS as a works driver for the Nissan world rally team during the International Rally of New Zealand.

Other rally weapons in no particular chronological order:

Car Engine type Size Years
Mini Cooper 1000cc 1973
BDA Escorts 1300cc
Datsun 1200 coupe (Schick) A12 1300cc
Datsun Sunny (Sanyo) L20 2100cc 1981-
Nissan Bluebird L20 Turbo 2000cc 1983
Nissan 240 RS FJ20 Turbo 2000cc 1983-1986
Nissan Pulsar SR20DE 2000cc 2004-2008
Nissan Micra SR20DE 2000cc 2009-2012

Circuit Racing

 
Competitive rallying wasn’t where Reg got started – well before the gravel days he kept himself well occupied racing at circuits throughout New Zealand. Later it wasn’t enough to keep Reg occupied with just one type of motorsport in a year, so throughout the year the Cook Motor Racing team would as likely be found racing on circuits as they would be on Gravel.

Reg’s particular success was in the NZ Saloon cars, where he raced numerous Datsuns and Minis and in the NZ Formula 5000 series where he raced a Lola T300.

The Race car stable over the years included:

Car Engine Type Size Years
Mini Cooper 1000cc 1969-1972
Mini Cooper 1300cc 1971-1974
Mazda RX2 2292cc 1973
Datsun 1200 coupe (Schick) A12 1300cc 1972
Datsun Cherry A12 1300cc 1976-1978
Datsun 160J Coupe L20 2000cc 1978-1983
Datsun Sunny (Sanyo) A15/L16 1600cc 1979-1982
Nissan Bluebird 910 L20 Turbo 1999cc 1982
Nissan Bluebird 910 L28 Turbo 3200cc 1981
Ford Falcon GT
Ford Escort BDA 1600cc 1973
Formula 5000 – Lola T300 Chev V8 5000cc 1973-1974

 
 

Reg Cook Motor Sport History

 

REG COOK MOTOR SPORT HISTORY

Brief Summary of NZ National Championship Type Series 1st or 2nd Overall Placings only.

Does not include individual event results
Does not include local car club type championship and race wins
Does not include event wins in many other events

2012
2nd NZ Northern Rally Sprint Series Class D over 2000cc Nissan Micra SR 20 Eng
2011
Set New World Record Land Speed Class Record at Bonneville Speed Week Class G/ Pro 174.525 Mph 279.24 Kph Nissan NX Coupe 1999 cc SR 20 Eng
2011
1st NZ Northern Rally Sprint Series Class D over 2000 cc Nissan Micra SR 20 Eng
2010
2nd NZ Rally Championship 2 WD K 2 Class Nissan Micra SR 20 Eng
2010
1st NZ Northern Rally Sprint Series Class D over 2000 cc Nissan Micra SR 20 Eng
2009
1st On the Road Targa Rotorua Modern Class 6 Nissan Pulsar SR 20 Eng
2009
1st NZ Targa Bambina index of Performance Modern Class Nissan Pulsar SR 20 Eng
2009
1st NZ Northern Rally Sprint Series Class D over 2000 cc Nissan Micra SR 20 Eng
2009
2nd NZ Rally Championship Open 2 WD Class Nissan Micra SR 20 Eng
2009
1st NZ Rally Championship 2 WD K2 Class Nissan Micra SR 20 Eng
2008
1st Northern Rally sprint Series Class D over 2000 cc Nissan Micra SR 20 Eng
1992
1st 2WD Rally Car Maramarua Rally Datsun Sunny sedan Eng FJ24 2400 cc
1986
3rd New Zealander WRC International Rally Nissan 240 RS ET Works Rally Car
Car owner Nissan NZ
1985
2nd New Zealand Hillclimb Championship Series Nissan 240 RS E T Works Rally Car
Car owner Nissan NZ
1985
2nd New Zealander W R C International Rally Nissan 240 RS ET Works Rally Car
Car owner Nissan NZ
1985
2nd Overall NZ Rally Championship Nissan 240RS ET Works Rally Car
Car owner Nissan NZ
1984
1st NZ National Rally South Island Nissan 240 RS Works Rally Car
Car owner Nissan NZ
1984
1st NZ Top Half Rally Sprint Series Nissan 240 RS Works Rally Car
Car owner Nissan NZ
1984
1st NZ Top Half Rally Series Nissan 240 RS Works rally Car
Car owner Nissan NZ
1984
2nd Overall NZ Rally Championship Nissan 240 RS Works Rally Car
Car owner Nissan NZ
1984
1st New Zealander in WRC Iinternational Rally Nissan 240 RS Works Rally Car
Car owner Nissan NZ
1983
2nd NZ Motorsport Hillclimb Championship Series Datsun Sunny Eng 2.2 L Z 4 V
1983
1st NZ Na onal Rallyspint Championship Allcomers Cosseys Farm Nissan 240 RS Works Rally Car
Car owner Nissan NZ
1983
2nd NZ Rally Championship Series Nissan Blue Bird Turbo Works Rally Car 0
Owner Nissan NZ
Nissan 240 RS Works Rally Car Car owner Nissan NZ
1983
1st Ashley Forest National Rally sprint Datsun Sunny 2240 cc Z 2.2 Eng 4 V
1982
2nd NZ Rally Championship Series Datsun Stanza 160 J 2000 cc L 20 B Eng
Nissan Bluebird 910 Factory Works Car Car owner Nissan NZ
1982
1st NZ Hillclimb Championship Series Datsun Sunny 2100cc L20 B Eng
1982
2nd Ashley Forest National rally spint Datsun Sunny 2100 cc L 20 B Eng
1981/1982
2nd overall NZ Shellsport Saloon Car Championship Series Nissan Datsun Sunny 1600cc A 15 Eng
Nissan Blue Bird 1999 cc L 20 B Eng
1981
1st Outright Western Springs NZ Race & Rally Drivers Challenge Datsun Sunny 1600cc A 15 Eng SANYO SUNNY
1981
1st Ashley Forest National Rally Sprint Datsun Sunny 1999 cc L 20 B Eng
1980/1981
1st NZ Sports Sedan Series Bay Park Nissan Blue Bird L 28 Eng 3200 cc
1980/1981
1st Overall NZ Shellsport Saloon Car Championship Series Datsun Sunny 1600 cc A15 Eng SANYO SUNNY
1980
1st NZ Race & Rally Driver Challenge Pukekohe Datsun Sunny 1600 cc L 16 Eng SANYO SUNNY
1979/1980
1st Overall NZ Shellsport Saloon Car Championship Series Datsun Sunny Coupe 1600 cc L 16 Eng SANYO SUNNY
1978/1979
1st Overall NZ Shellsport Saloon Car Championship Series Datsun 160 J Coupe L 20 B Eng
1977/1978
2nd Over all NZ Shellsport Saloon Car Championship Series
Nissan Works Datsun Cherry 1300cc
Car owner Nissan NZ Datsun 1200 Coupe 1300 cc
1976/1977
1st NZ Shellsport Saloon Car Championship
0-1300 cc Class Datsun Cherry
Japan Factory Works Car
Car owner Nissan NZ
1976
2nd Glenvale 200 Long Distance Series Ford Falcon GT
Car owner Tony Warren
1975/1976
2nd NZ Shellsport 0-1300 cc Championship
Datsun 1200 Coupe Schick Datsun
Car Owner Nissan NZ
Datsun Cherry Japan Factory Works Car
Car Owner Nissan NZ
1974/1975
1st NZ Shellsport 0-1300 cc Class Chapionship
Datsun 1200 Coupe ( Schick Datsun )
Car Owner Mark Petch
Then Nissan NZ
1974
1st Champion Dragway 1⁄4 mile National Gas Class 13.9 secs Still a world Record for a mini under 1300 cc Mini 1299 cc
Car owner John Provo
1973/1974
2nd NZ Shellsport 0 -1300 cc Class Championship
Mini 1300 cc
Car Owner John Provo
1973/1974
2nd NZ Shellsport Championship overall Mini 1300 cc
Car Owner John Provo
1973/1974
2nd NZ Goldstar Premier Single Seater Series Lola T300 Chev V8 5000cc
1973
1st Outright Waikaraka Speedway Saloon Car National Feature Event Mini 1360 cc New Lap Record. Also 50 Lap Feature Record
Car owner Bryan Bell
1973
2nd B & H 500 Long Distance Race Outright Mazda RX2 2292 cc
Car owner Colin Giltrap
1973
1st NZ B & H 500 long distance Race 2000-3000 cc Class Mazda RX2 2292 cc
Car owner Colin Giltrap
1972/1973
1st NZ Shellsport Saloon Car Championship 0-1300 Class Mini 1300 cc
1972/1973
1st NZ GTX Standard Production Championship 1600-3000 cc Class
Ford Escort B D A 1600cc
Car Owner Ewen Mcintyre
1972/1973
1st NZ GTX Championship Series overall Ford Escort B D A 1600 cc
Car Owner Ewen Mcintyre
1971/1972
1st NZ Shellsport Championship 0 1000 cc Class Mini 1000 cc
1970/1971
2nd NZ Shellsport Saloon Car Championship 0 4200 cc Class Mini 1300 cc
1970/1971
1st NZ Shellsport Saloon Car Championship 0-1300 cc Class Mini 1300 cc
1969/1970
2nd NZ Saloon Car Championship 0-1000 cc Class Mini 1000 cc
March/1969
In my first NZ Saloon
car championship race in the 0-1000 class race
Finished 4th and broke Puke lap record in last race of the day. Mini 1000 cc
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