BMW New Zealand


Mike Eady

Mike Eady

  • The only approved LTSA Driver Trainer currently active in New Zealand.
  • 4 times winner at Germany's Nürburgring circuit in his class.
  • 7th place representing New Zealand in the Misano Italy World MINI final.
  • Past 2 times NZ Champion.
  • 2 Bathurst 1000/24 hour races.
  • Internationally trained BMW Senior Chief Instructor.

Mike Eady's driver training credentials are almost unparalleled in New Zealand. Mike has competed 5 times in Germany's famous 24-hour event at Nürburgring circuit winning his class on four occasions with a German semi-works team. He came tenth place representing New Zealand in the Misano Italy World MINI final.

Mike has accumulated a wealth of knowledge via a long history of involvement in driver education and motor racing. He has had an illustrious career in many classes of motor sport and has been a 2 time NZ Champion.

Mike is the only approved LTSA driver trainer currently active in New Zealand (to achieve this you must have the following qualifications: Licensed NZ Motorsport Trainer, International Race Licence, LTSA Approval and First Aid Qualifications).

Mike's racing background includes sprint and long distance competition which gives him an intimate knowledge of every track in this country.

"The BMW programme is so valuable. It's literally hands-on which can't help but improve the overall driving standard in this country. This is the best driver training programme in the world and I'm very proud to be involved in this exciting venture and look forward to meeting you on the next course."


Mike Eady

Martin Collins

  • 8 New Zealand 2 Litre Touring Car Titles.
  • 1 NZV8 Touring Car Title.
  • 1 NZ500km Endurance Race Win.
  • 8 Bathurst 1000 Races.
  • 1 Bathurst 1000 Win.
  • Multiple NZ Touring Car Class Wins.

Martin has 15 years of motorsport experience including management of BMW Motorsport New Zealand and Team Kiwi Racing. Martin has been involved with 9 New Zealand Touring Car Title wins, seven of these with BMW. His team management role has taken him to some of the world's most demanding racetracks working with some of New Zealand's top drivers.

The techniques used by the drivers and teams Martin has managed can be passed on to the participants of the BMW Driving Experience days.

"It is exciting and encouraging to see people learning from their experience each day and to know that the skills they take away from the day can help them with their everyday driving."


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