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There are similarities in the face as well as the name, and Possum Bourne's youngest son will take it a step further in November when he contests his first ever rally.
The 22-year-old was dressed in Possum's last Subaru driving suit when it was announced he has signed up for the Battle of Jack's Ridge rally later this year.
“I've been a part of this world since I was a kid because of Possum, and it's something that while there's an element of tribute to it, it's mainly something that I've always wanted to do and something I've always wanted to be a part of.”
Spencer's only rallying experience so far has been “a day at rally school”, so it would be wrong to expect much of the son of the seven-time Australian Rally Champion.
Still, having him on the entry list is a real coup for New Zealand rallying.
“Possum was a wonderful driver and a wonderful ambassador for New Zealand motorsport and he did very well on the rally world circuit,” Rally New Zealand boss, Peter Johnston said.
“But now to have his son come along all these years later and have a go as well - what a dream.”
The Battle of Jack's Ridge will take place on November 15.
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