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JULY 

 
 22 First Ever Rislone Big Rig Truckin' for Charity Cruise.  Run departs at 8.30am from Rislone/Smits Group Headquarters, 65 Greenmount Drive, East Tamaki, from here you’ll venture along the scenic route to the Speedshow at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane. Registration is $50 per truck, and includes entry to the Rislone Big Rig Truck Show, entry to Speedshow for driver and all passengers – so squeeze them in tight! Plus you’ll receive a Smits Group Voucher and Rislone goodies! All proceeds from your registration fee will be going to the Starship Foundation – that’s right, every cent of your $50 registration! Entry is limited to well-presented Big Rig Trucks only (no trailers) and is strictly on a first-in-first-served basis. Register today at www.lovemycarnz.co.nz – there’s a link on the homepage. For regular updates check in at www.smitsgroup.co.nz and www.meguiars.co.nz and www.lovemycarnz.co.nz
 

 22-23 Speedshow. For info please visit www.speedshow.co.nz
 

 23 Meguiar’s Car Crazy Charity Cruise. The event kicks off at 8.30am at Smits Group/Meguiar’s Headquarters, 65 Greenmount Drive, East Tamaki, from here you’ll venture along the scenic route to the Speedshow at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane. Registration is $50 per car, and includes entry to the Meguiar’s Show and Shine, entry to Speedshow for driver and all passengers – so squeeze them in tight! Plus you’ll receive a Smits Group Voucher, Meguiar’s goodies and of course the chance to get the top prize in the Show and Shine! All proceeds from your registration fee will be going to the Starship Foundation – that’s right, every cent of your $50 registration! In addition to this, Smits Group will donate $0.50 for every legitimate vote received for the Show and Shine People’s Choice Award. Voting forms will be available at the gate or at the Smits Group/Meguiar’s stand in Hall 2. Entry is limited to well-presented vehicles only, including customs, classics, hot rods, imports and street machines and is on a first-in-first served basis. Register today at www.meguiars.co.nz – there is a link on the homepage to the entry form. For regular updates check in at www.smitsgroup.co.nz and www.meguiars.co.nz and www.lovemycarnz.co.nz
 

 30 Winter Drag Wars at Meremere Dragway. Gate admission $15 with under 12 free and race entry is $30. Main gates open 10am and scrutineering is from 10.30-12pm. Track opens 11am. Racing is in two brackets: car and bike DYO pointscore series. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz or call 0800 372 472.
 

 30 Caffeine & Classics is held on the last Sunday of every month at Smales Farm business park, Takapuna. This event is open to all types of classic vehicles: motorcycles, hot rods, muscle cars, vintage and classic cars are all welcome to come along for a coffee and to have a look at the wide variety of vehicles present. Details at www.protectainsurance.co.nz/news-and-events or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CaffeineAndClassics

 

 AUGUST  

AUGUST
 5 Palmerston North Swapmeet at Manfield, Feilding from 8am. SANCTIONED. Automotive only. Trade Displays (pre-sold and
limited no's) Inside stadium. $200 single plot or $300 double plot. For trade displays contact Vicki Connor  theconnors@inspire.net.nz or  ph 027 304 2109.   Plots on the day only  - Plots are in the Carpark area - $10 per plot, and  $10 per person entry. Public entry $10 per adult, kids under 15 free. Further enquiries contact - Tim Olsen President  027 4577994 or ssspn@inspire.net.nz.
 

 6 Rodders Breakfast at Kustoms Club rooms, McLeans Island, Christchurch.
 

 6 Rodders Breakfast hosted by Hustlers R&C at Larfin’ Tiger Café, Seaview from 9 ‘til 11am.
 

 6 Rodders Breakfast hosted by Wanganui R&C at Caroline’s Boatshed Bar, 181 Somme Parade, Aramoho from 9 ‘til 11am.
 

 6 Oamaru Rodder’s breakfast at Meheno.
 

 11 Palmy Night Cruise leaving from Super Cheap carpark at 6.30pm. Pease book for dinner email aonb_mollet@xtra.co.nz
 

 11 Fish and chips or coffee and cake at Rangiora. 
 

 12 Harbour City Rod Club’s 50th Anniversary at Gracehill Vineyard Estate, Pomona Rd, Kumeu. Cost is $60/head. Contact Graham Walls. Email parkwestdesign@gmail.com
 

 13 Winter Drag Wars at Meremere Dragway. Gate admission $15 with under 12 free and race entry is $30. Main gates open 10am and scrutineering is from 10.30-12pm. Track opens 11am. Racing is in two brackets: car and bike DYO pointscore series. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz or call 0800 372 472.
 

 14 Hustlers Winter Rod Run.
 

 20 Zone 2 Memorial Run. 
 

 20 Mid West Breakfast at Columbus Coffee, Mitre 10 Mega, Westgate, Auckland. 
 

 26 Waiau Pa Hop. 
 

 27 Caffeine & Classics is held on the last Sunday of every month at Smales Farm business park, Takapuna. This event is open to all types of classic vehicles: motorcycles, hot rods, muscle cars, vintage and classic cars are all welcome to come along for a coffee and to have a look at the wide variety of vehicles present. Details at www.protectainsurance.co.nz/news-and-events or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CaffeineAndClassics
 

 28 Western Bays Annual Show.

 

 SEPTEMBER
 

 2 Frosty Hubcaps Rumble: Rumble through the coast and valley and return full circle to Formerly the Blackball Hilton. Fuel the machine and crank up the heat with Soul Kitchen from 8.30pm onwards with a 10am start. Registration closes: 25 August 2017. Email: bbhilton@xtra.co.nz Facebook Page: Formerly the Blackball Hilton
 

 3 Rodders Breakfast hosted by Hustlers R&C at Larfin’ Tiger Café, Seaview from 9 ‘til 11am.
 

 3 Rodders Breakfast hosted by Wanganui R&C at Caroline’s Boatshed Bar, 181 Somme Parade, Aramoho from 9 ‘til 11am.
 

 3 Rodders Breakfast at Kustoms Club rooms, McLeans Island, Christchurch.
 

 3 Father’s Day Drags hosted by the American Muscle Car Club at Meremere.
 

 3 Fathers Day Run hosted by Ram Rodders.
 

 3 Rocknwheelsmeet from 9am to 4pm at the Amberley Domain. If it's wheels and you love it - bring it along. For more information email Rocknwheelsmeet@yahoo.com. An Amberley Lions club fundraiser.
 

 3 Burger Fuel Hot Rod Show hosted by Western Bays Street Rodders at The Kennel Club, Prosser St, Porirua from 10am ‘til 4pm. Up to 100 vehicles on display. Entry $10 and under 12s are free.
 

 3 Oamaru Rodder’s breakfast at Meheno.
 

 8 Palmy Night Cruise leaving from Super Cheap carpark at 6.30pm. Pease book for dinner email aonb_mollet@xtra.co.nz
 

 8 Fish and chips or coffee and cake at Rangiora.
 

 8-10 Snow Run hosted by Taupo R&CC at Tongariro Holiday Park.
 

 10 Guide Dog Run hosted by Capital Rodders. Meet at Tawa New World carpark. First car departs 1.30pm. Run concludes with a sausage sizzle & auction at clubrooms.
 

 14-17 Kaikoura Hop.
 

 17 Mid West Breakfast at Columbus Coffee, Mitre 10 Mega, Westgate, Auckland. 
 

 23 Waimate Poker Run.
 

 24 Swapmeet hosted by Matamata R&CC at Matamata.
 

 24 CAM Counties Cars 4 Charity.
 

 24 Caffeine & Classics is held on the last Sunday of every month at Smales Farm business park, Takapuna. This event is open to all types of classic vehicles: motorcycles, hot rods, muscle cars, vintage and classic cars are all welcome to come along for a coffee and to have a look at the wide variety of vehicles present. Details at www.protectainsurance.co.nz/news-and-events or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CaffeineAndClassics
 

 30 Royals Rumble at 1375 McClure Street, Pirongia, and Waikato – home of the ‘Pirongia Clydesdales’. The laid-back day is open to all pre 1963 American vehicles and hot rods, and pre 1966 American and British motorcycles, all to be modified in a 1950s or 1960s manner with no billet or digital dashes.  There will be hot rod swap sites available also. Gates will be open from 7am for entrants so all can be set up ready for the public display which will run from 9am until 3pm. There will be plenty of preferential parking for customs, classics and hot rods which do not fit within the above criteria. The venue will be well signposted; entry is by a gold coin per person. There is a licensed Café on site. For more info contact Andy 07 889 0580, Tony 029 200 9117, or Bryan 07 888 7818
 

 30 1st Nitro Revival at Barona Dragstrip, Lakeside, California. Promoted by Steve Gibbs, email info@nitrorevival.com or visit www.nitrorevival.com 
 

 30 Greerton Blossom Festival Show hosted by Street Machines & Customs from 10am to 2pm. It’s their 40th anniversary car show in association with Greerton Mainstreet.  Chadwick road will be closed from 9am and entry is from Greerton Road. Greerton school will have its monster fair, and with the bars, cafes and retailers getting behind it. Show entry is open to hot rods, American and Australian classics and is free. Their famous 'no reserve' auction will be held at prizegiving. Enquiries Tim 07 5526666 or Greig 07 5430803

 

 OCTOBER
 

 1 Rodders Breakfast hosted by Hustlers R&C at Larfin’ Tiger Café, Seaview from 9 ‘til 11am.
 

 1 Rodders Breakfast hosted by Wanganui R&C at Caroline’s Boatshed Bar, 181 Somme Parade, Aramoho from 9 ‘til 11am.
 

 1 Rodders Breakfast at Kustoms Club rooms, McLeans Island, Christchurch.
 

 1 Chrome 'n Custom Show 2017 hosted by Tararua Rodders. One of the country’s best regional shows returns to Levin and will showcase all kinds of hot rods, muscle cars, classics, bikes, competition vehicles and anything else seriously cool. If you have something which fits this description and would like to display it, contact tararuarodders@gmail.com or PO Box 252 Levin. More details on the show in future issues of this magazine.
 

 1 Drag Racing at Ruapuna. All racers and fans welcome. Details at www.pbdrc.co.nz.
 

 1 Oamaru Rodder’s breakfast at Meheno.

 6-7 McLeans Island Swameet.
 

 7 Aroha Cruise In at Te Aroha. Earlybird registration now open for $5 per car. Entries received after August 31st will be $10. Head to their website www.cruisein.co.nz to book in now!  Also, accommodation will disappear fast so make sure you book yours sooner rather than later. Check their Facebook page for more details about the event as they come up, or look out for an email in your inbox with any updates, news etc. 
 

 13 Palmy Night Cruise leaving from Super Cheap carpark at 6.30pm. Pease book for dinner email aonb_mollet@xtra.co.nz
 

 13 Fish and chips or coffee and cake at Rangiora.
 

 13-22 Waimate 50 Motorsport Festival.
 

 15 Mid West Breakfast at Columbus Coffee, Mitre 10 Mega, Westgate, Auckland. 
 

 15 Women’s V8 Car Cruise. Women with V8s are invited to cruise to Shannon where everyone wears something PINK. Meet at Avalon Pond at 8.30am. Featuring a picnic, networking, shopping, enjoying each other’s company and having fun. Cost is $5 per person & all of the proceeds go to the Sweet Louise Cancer Charity. Their philosophy is to run the event for women as a way of comforting the women we know & don’t know who have lost their lives to Breast Cancer, or those in remission & those who support these amazing women – it’s a way of celebrating their lives by enjoying the company of other women to serve a mutual cause. Contact Jay 027 7493000.
 

 14-15 Hot Rod and Horsepower Show hosted by Pukekohe Hot Rod Club at PIA Event Centre, 57 Ward Street, Pukekohe.
 

 20-22 The 26th Annual California Hot Rod Reunion featuring quarter-mile nitro racing and a full display of California hot rod culture. The tradition-rich three-day event brings out racing legends and heroes of the sport. The event also serves as the final race of the 2017 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Drag Racing Series season and will be live streamed via NHRA All Access. (ref www.nhraallaccess.com)
 

 20-23 2017 Protecta Insurance Street Rod Nationals at Awapuni Racecourse Centre and hosted by Palmerston North Hot Rod Club. For more details contact club ssspn@inspire.net.nz. Entries open and available now at www.pnhrc.co.nz.
 

 21-23 Rod Benders 60th Anniversary.
 

 21-23 40th Anniversary Rod Run hosted by Delta Rodders.
 

 22 Drag Racing: IHRA National Series Round 1 – South Island Champs at Ruapuna, Christchurch. All racers and fans welcome. Details at www.pbdrc.co.nz.
 

 28 Test and Tune at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz.
 

 29 Comp meeting #1 at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz.
 

 29 Swapmeet at Taupiri hosted by the Roadknights.
 

 29 Caffeine & Classics is held on the last Sunday of every month at Smales Farm business park, Takapuna. This event is open to all types of classic vehicles: motorcycles, hot rods, muscle cars, vintage and classic cars are all welcome to come along for a coffee and to have a look at the wide variety of vehicles present. Details at www.protectainsurance.co.nz/news-and-events or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CaffeineAndClassics

 

 NOVEMBER 
 

 3 Night Speed Drag Wars at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz.
 

 5 Oamaru Rodder’s breakfast at Meheno.
 

 5 Rodders Breakfast hosted by Hustlers R&C at Larfin’ Tiger Café, Seaview from 9 ‘til 11am.
 

 5 Rodders Breakfast hosted by Wanganui R&C at Caroline’s Boatshed Bar, 181 Somme Parade, Aramoho from 9 ‘til 11am.
 

 5 Rodders Breakfast at Kustoms Clubrooms, McLeans Island, Christchurch.
 

 5 USA Day in Christchurch.
 

 10 Palmy Night Cruise leaving from Super Cheap carpark at 6.30pm. Pease book for dinner email aonb_mollet@xtra.co.nz
 

 10 Fish and chips or coffee and cake at Rangiora. 
 

 11 Burgerfuel New Brighton Rockabilly Show.
 

 11-12 Test ‘n Tune at Masterton Motorplex.
 

 17-19 National Hot Rod Show at the Trafalgar Centre Nelson and hosted: Fifeshire Streetrodders. Contact: Kendall Bradley by ph: 021 040 6076. Or email kendall1930@live.com. More info to follow as it comes to hand.
 

 18 Test and Tune at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz.
 

 19 Spring Nationals including Round 2 of IHRA National Series at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz.
 

 19 Mid West Breakfast at Columbus Coffee, Mitre 10 Mega, Westgate, Auckland. 
 

 19 Drag Racing at Ruapuna. All racers and fans welcome. Details at www.pbdrc.co.nz.
 

 19 All USA Day hosted by BOP Mustang Owners Club.  All USA Day is a celebration of all American origin cars. The event, like last year will be at Classic Flyers, Jean Batten Drive Mt Maunganui. New judging categories including hot rod with 14 trophies up for grabs and some great prizes for the best vehicles.  Gates open at 8am for car exhibitors and 10am for general public admittance.  Great cafe and bar on site.
 

 24 Night Speed Drag Wars at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz.
 

 24-26 Sulphur City 50th Anniversary. Rod Run & Show’ N Shine at Blue Lake Top 10 Holiday Park, Rotorua.

 

 26 Port Road Drags hosted by Cam County at Port Road, Seaview. Entries open and available at www.portroad.co.nz. 
 

 26 Caffeine & Classics is held on the last Sunday of every month at Smales Farm business park, Takapuna. This event is open to all types of classic vehicles: motorcycles, hot rods, muscle cars, vintage and classic cars are all welcome to come along for a coffee and to have a look at the wide variety of vehicles present. Details at www.protectainsurance.co.nz/news-and-events or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CaffeineAndClassics
 

 26 Annual Car and Bike Show hosted by/at Maungaturoto Primary School. Last year’s show had approximately 100 vehicles on display and anticipate in excess of that number for this year’s event. All money raised on the day will be gifted to the school to enrich the children’s learning and assist in their education. All clubs invited to be a part of this event. Please send registration of interest by email to maungaturotocarshow@gmail.com.  Contact Tracey Foy 021 136 5171

 

 DECEMBER 

 

 

 3 Rodders Breakfast at Kustoms Clubrooms, McLeans Island, Christchurch.

 

 4 Toy Run hosted by North Shore R&CC at St Helliers Bay, Auckland.

 

 8 Night Speed Drag Wars at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz.

 

 9-10 NZDRA Central Nationals at Masterton Motorplex.

 

 17 Mid West Breakfast at Columbus Coffee, Mitre 10 Mega, Westgate, Auckland. 
 

 29-31 Southland Rodders 50th Anniversary Rod Run in Invercargill.
 

 30 Rods at Methven. A hot rod show at the town centre (by the Blue Pub) from 10am-3pm. Hot rods, street machines, muscle

cars, Classic cars and motorbikes. Entry: Adults $5 and kids ubder 12 are free. 
 

 31 Caffeine & Classics is held on the last Sunday of every month at Smales Farm business park, Takapuna. This event is open to all types of classic vehicles: motorcycles, hot rods, muscle cars, vintage and classic cars are all welcome to come along for a coffee and to have a look at the wide variety of vehicles present. Details at www.protectainsurance.co.nz/news-and-events or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CaffeineAndClassics

 

 2018
 

 JANUARY 
 

 5 World 50 Lapper at Springs Speedway. www.springsspeedway.com 
 

 6-7 Dragstalgia at Masterton Motorplex to mark their 20th Anniversary.
 

 7 Rodders Breakfast at Kustoms Clubrooms, McLeans Island, Christchurch.
 

 13 Comp meeting #2 at Meremere Dragway. Wellington Invasion plus T/A and TDS Challenge. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

 14 Rain Date for Comp meeting #2 at Meremere Dragway
 

 20 NZ Sprint Car Champs at Springs Speedway. www.springsspeedway.com
 

 20-21 Jack Daniels Kumeu Classic Car & Hotrod Festival 2018. Directions: Head out to Kumeu in West Auckland via State Highway 16. The Kumeu A & P Showgrounds is on Access Road (off SH16) and signage will direct drivers to the correct entrance. Readers can either keep up to date on Facebook with what is happening or on their website. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KCCHR/. Website: www.kumeuhotrodshow.co.nz/ 
 

 21 Road Runners Annual Otaihanga Picnic & Rocker Cover Racing.
 

 25-28 Cruise Martinborough. Info at www.cruisemartinborough.co.nz
 

 25 Rangiora Street Rod Show from 6-9pm (Rangiora streets closed) Bands and stalls plus 200 cars. Contact Marty 027 653204
 

 26-28 Trillo Metals Muscle Car Madness #28. 1,200 cars on the show days, burn out pad, craft and trade stalls, Thursday down town street party and retro beauty comp. How could you go wrong? Visit www.muscle car madness.co.nz or email musclecarmadnessnz@gmail.com or Craig 03 3478-388
 

 28 Drag Racing: Southern Nationals including Round 3 of the IHRA National Series at Ruapuna.  All racers and fans welcome. Details at www.pbdrc.co.nz.

 

  FEBRUARY
 

 2-4 Buller Rodders 40th Anniversary Rod Run
 

 3 Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars and Comp Meeting #3 from 8am at Meremere Dragway. www.meremeredragway.co.nz.
 

 3-4 Leadfoot Festival, Hahei. Are you a motorsport fanatic? Put 4-5 February 2017 in your diary now and book your trip to the Leadfoot Ranch in Hahei. Rub shoulders with some of the world’s biggest names in Motorsport as well as 20,000 petrol head fans! For info visit www.leadfootfestival.com.
 

 4 Rodders Breakfast at Kustoms Clubrooms, McLeans Island, Christchurch.
 

 4 Moonshine’s All American Car Day.
 

 4 Waipu Car and Bike Show.  Sponsors are again coming on board with fabulous prizes and trophies. Trail Blazers are back with kids entertainment for a great family day out. Vintage Addiction is back with gorgeous ladies fashion and Brendan Chase, our very own Australasian champion Elvis is performing both at the show and the night before. Follow on Facebook: Waipu Car and Bike Show.  
 

 4 Rain Date for Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars and Comp Meeting #3.
 

 9 Night Speed Drag Wars at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz.
 

 10 Rain date for Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars.
 

 11 Rain Date for Comp Meeting #3.
 

 11 Chevy Sunday hosted by Chev Car Club.
 

 17-18 Auckland Invasion and Round 4 of IHRA National Series at Masterton Motorplex.
 

 21-24 Americarna. 
 

 24 Junior Dragster Champs at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

 25 Comp meeting #4 at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz

 

 MARCH
 

 2 Night Speed Drag Wars at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz.
 

 4 Rodders Breakfast at Kustoms Club rooms, McLeans Island, Christchurch.
 

 10-11 NZ Drag Nationals and Round 5 of the IHRA National Series at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

 11 Sopranos Picnic at Tokomaru.
 

 17-18 Rain Date for NZ Nationals. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

 17-18 50th NZ Drag Nationals at Masterton Motorplex. 
 

 18 Car-o-rama Swapmeet hosted by Matamata R&CC at Bedford Park, Matamata.
 

 18 Gearjammers Cruise & Show.
 

 21-25 Beach Hop.
 

 23 Night Speed Drag Wars at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz.
 

 31 Nostalgia Drags.

 

 APRIL
 

 1 NZHRM Club Champs
 

 1 Rodders Breakfast at Kustoms Club rooms, McLeans Island, Christchurch.
 

 8 Hot Rod Display hosted by East Bay Rods at Silverdale Shopping Centre with proceeds to Hibiscus Hospice.
 

 8 Comp meeting #5 at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

 8 Drag Racing at Ruapuna. All racers and fans welcome. Details at www.pbdrc.co.nz.
 

 18 East Bays Rods One-day display at Silverdale Shopping Centre carpark. Proceeds to Hibiscus Hospice.
 

 22 April Fun Day at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

 MAY
 

 5 Night Speed Drag Wars at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz.
 

 20 Capital Rodders Swapmeet.

 

 JUNE 
 

 17 Below Zero Cruise number 1 hosted by Fielding R&CC.
 

 22-24 Back to the Fifties weekend hosted by the Minnesota Street Rod Association at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Info at www.msra.com.

 

 JULY
 

 15 Below Zero Cruise number 2 hosted by Fielding R&CC.

 

 AUGUST 
 

 4 Palmerston North Swapmeet.
 

 12 Winter Rod Run organised by the Hustlers.
    
     Below Zero Cruise number 3 hosted by Fielding R&CC.
 

 26 Western Bays Annual Show.

 

 SEPTEMBER 
 

 2 Fathers Day Run by Ram Rodders.
 

 9 Guide Dog Fun Run by Capital Rodders.

 

 NOVEMBER 
 

 25 Port Road Drags hosted by Cam County.
      

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