The Armstrong Motor Group is an avid supporter of community, national events and charities. We feel that the best way we can say thank you to our loyal customers is by getting involved and helping out our communities with different support and sponsorship opportunities.
MARCUS ARMSTRONG RACING
Rick Armstrong’s son Marcus is one of New Zealand’s most promising motor racing talents, Marcus is currently competing in the ADAC Formula 3 and the Italian F3 Championship driving for Prema Powerteam. At just 17 years old Marcus has been racing for the past eight years and has already built up an impressive list of local, national and international achievements. Check out his website here.
Marcus Armstrong is not your average racing driver.
Since falling in love with karting at the age of 10, he has proven himself to be one of the most exciting young talents in Motorsport. Setting the track alight both at home and on an international stage, his sharp racing skills, focus and dedication earned his place in the revered Ferrari Driver Academy.
Not only does Marcus have a tally of glittering results to his name, his attitude and personality make him well respected and admired throughout the paddock, by teams and rivals alike.
Where did it all begin?
Born on 29th July 2000, Marcus hails from Christchurch, New Zealand, a country rich in motorsport history and passion.
Since his first karting race in 2010, there was no looking back for the young Kiwi as he built in speed and prowess, moving from the CIK-FIA, through to F4 and now F3.
Taking the world by storm
Teaming up with Prema Powerteam, 2017 saw Marcus crowned Italian F4 Champion, following an unbeatable campaign of 5 wins, 13 podium appearances and 6 pole positions. In a sensational dual campaign, the young Ferrari driver also earned vice-champion in the German F4 series.
In 2018 Marcus competed in the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand with M2 Motorsport. He is currently competing in the FIA F3 European Championship with reigning team champions Prema Powerteam.
ANTON COOPER CYCLING
Armstrong Prestige are proud to be associated with Anton Cooper, member of Cannondale Factory Racing team.
2018 – Category Elite Men (third year)
11th – Swiss Bike Cup, Switzerland
18th – MTB Bundesliga, Germany
1st – Sea Otter Classic, USA
2nd – Commonwealth Games, Australia
6th – World Cup XCO Round # 1, South Africa
1st – NZ MTB National Championship XCO, NZ
1st – Continental XCO Championship, NZ
1st – South Island Championship, New Zealand
1st – North Island Championship, New Zealand1st – Australian Cup Round, Australia
2017 – Category Elite Men (second year)
16th – World Championships, Australia
20th – World Cup XCO Round #6, Italy
13th – Swiss Cup, Switzerland (HC) 23rd – World Cup XCO Round #5, Canada
16th – World Cup XCO Round # 4, Switzerland
18th – World Cup XCO Round # 3, Vallnord, Andorra
1st – Swiss Cup, Granichen, Switzerland (HC)3rd – World Cup XCO Round # 2, Albstadt, Germany9th – World Cup XCO Round # 1, Nove Mesto, Czech Republic2nd – Hadleigh Park International, London, UK (HC)
2nd – Sea Otter Classic, Monterey, California, USA (HC) & 10th in Short Track
1st – US Cup Pro Series – Bonelli, California, USA (HC) & 4th in Short Track
1st – Continental (Oceania) XCO Championship, Toowoomba, Australia
1st – NZ MTB National Championship XCO, Cardrona, New Zealand
1st – St James Mountainbike Classic, North Canterbury, New Zealand
Armstrong Prestige had supplied Anton with the use of a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited to assist him in his travels and training in New Zealand.Since he signed on for
Cannondale Factory Racing he has been based overseas and we are not in a position to supply him a vehicle there, but the great partnership that formed over the years continued and he has purchased his own Jeep Wrangler Unlimited through us and we are proud to look after it for him. So look out on the roads for Anton in his black sign-written Jeep Wrangler.
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE AUCKLAND
RMHC creates and supports programmes which strengthen Kiwi families throughout their children’s medical journeys, ensuring they are better placed to cope and help their children heal.
As pioneers of providing family centred care, RMHC continually strives to be part of the solution in improving the lives of hospitalised children and their families. We are working towards a time when every family whose children require treatment at a hospital away from home can be reassured in knowing that they will be welcomed and supported by a RMHC New Zealand programme.
The Auckland Domain House has 48 family bedrooms including four self-contained units for families with a child waiting for, or recovering from, a transplant. These are occasionally also used by oncology patients and their families during longer treatment regimes. Families in Auckland Domain have the use of two kitchens, two dining rooms, an onsite school, fitness centre and communal lounges including a TV room plus additional computer and craft areas.
Supporting local community groups and organisations is important to Auckland City Toyota in giving back to the community and it is hoped that by sponsoring the Ronald McDonald House, Auckland City Toyota are keeping families of sick and injured children, together throughout their medical journey.
To Ronald McDonald House and all who fit into making it successful – we salute you
OTAGO BOYS HIGH SCHOOL FIRST XV RUGBY TEAM
Armstrong Prestige Dunedin sponsors Otago Boys First XV Rugby Team in Collaboration with Land Rover