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Scarves on Statues – Possum Bourne

[Previous instalments in the ‘Scarves on Statues’ series can be found here]

Possum Bourne was a rally driver who competed in the World Rally Championship 15 times over a 20 year career from 1983 until 2003, when he was tragically killed. If he had been operating in the realm of football, he would have been described as a ‘one club man’ having only raced competitively in Subaru motor cars. Not unlike someone else we know!

He was also a man who knew about being competitive across multiple competitions in one season. While contesting the WRC, he also found time to win the Asia Pacific Rally Championship three times, the Australian Rally Championship seven times and the New Zealand Rally Championship once.

So if he suffered a setback, like say losing an effective scudetto decider against Juventus, do you think he’d sit around moping about it afterwards? No! He would pick himself straight back up again and go out and win the Coppa Italia! Ahem… I mean the Asia Pacific Rally Championship…


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Enzo Giordani

A grassroots sports photography enthusiast based in Auckland, New Zealand, and a fan of the most magnificent football club on earth - A.S. Roma.

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