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Ivan Schwamm hangs up the driving boots after 65 years

  • Wed, 08 Aug 2018
  • Garrick Knight
Ivan Schwamm has been driving since 1954 and has seen all the stark changes in the game in that time.

Ivan Schwamm has been driving since 1954 and has seen all the stark changes in the game in that time.

The curtain has come down on the career of New Zealand’s oldest licensed driver. Ivan Schwamm, who will turn 86 in a few months, has opted not to renew his driver’s license this season after 65 years on our racetracks. And it’s not health-related. “I haven’t got any decent horses left to drive,” the Springston horseman told The Informant. “I’m still fresh as a daisy and could get my license straight away if I wanted. “They can&rsq…
 

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