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The motorsport fraternity is mourning the passing of an outstanding figure, Graham Mortensen, whose sudden passing has left a significant gap in the community. As a shining star in motorsport, Mortensen’s contributions and achievements left an indelible mark that future generations will remember.
Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, Graham Mortensen is a remarkable individual whose passion for motorsport dates back to the early 1970s. His journey in the industry began humbly as as flag bearer and pitlane marshal, reflecting his unwavering dedication to the sport.
Over time, he took on various volunteer roles, becoming a familiar face at many racing events. His extensive involvement and wealth of expertise have elevated him to a respected management role, a testament to his extraordinary achievements and extensive knowledge in motorsport .
Mortensen’s impactful contributions to motorsport have not gone unnoticed. He received the prestigious Secretary of the Course D’Honneur Award from MotorSport New Zealand, an award that cemented his lasting legacy in the motorsport community.
As Vice President of the Auckland Motor Club, Mortensen plays a key role in promoting and promoting the growth of motorsport in the region. His leadership, passion and dedication have been an inspiration to many budding racers and motorsport enthusiasts.
Auckland Automobile Club
The Auckland Automobile Club has received very sad news of the passing of Graham Mortensen known to many as “Morty”. Morty is a long-time motorsport volunteer and a valued member of the Auckland Automobile Club. Graham served on the executive committee for many years and was vice chairman. He devoted his time to the sport in a variety of roles including flag bearer, grounds secretary and manager. Morty is a life member of the club and was honored at the inaugural ceremony in 2015. Motorsport New Zealand also presented Graham with the Secretary of the Course D’Honneur award in 2022. His contribution for the Auckland Car Club and Motorsport will not be forgotten. We send our sincere condolences to his family and all those he has left behind.
Details surrounding the cause of Graham Mortensen’s death have not been revealed at this time, leaving the community waiting for answers amid their collective grief. His sudden passing sparked widespread discussion, leaving behind a wave of shock and grief.
As we mourn the passing of Graham Mortensen, we also remember his remarkable contributions to motorsport. His passion, dedication and indomitable spirit will continue to inspire those who have known and followed his illustrious career.
It is with a heavy heart and mixed emotions that I inform you that my father/father Graham Mortensen passed away this morning..Funeral details will be shared later Dad, you are currently with Mom …xxxxx
We extend our deepest condolences to Mortensen’s family, friends and the entire Auckland Automobile Club during these challenging times. May his legacy continue to shine brightly in motorsport, inspiring future generations to pursue their passion with unwavering dedication and tenacity.