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 APRIL  
   

 21-23 Road Runners 50th anniversary at Solway Park Hotel in Masterton. Friday 21st April from 1-3pm is early registration at The Laughin Tiger in Lower Hutt. At 3.15pm the rod run leaves for Solway Hotel, Masterton. From 5.30pm, registration continues at Solway and from 7.30pm ‘til late is a nog and natter. Saturday 22nd April: 8-10am Breakfast at the Solway then at 10.30 the rod runs depart for Masterton Motorplex – sprints for those who want to. At 2pm the run leaves the Solway for run to various attractions. 6.30pm is pre-dinner drinks then at 7.30 50th is the anniversary dinner featuring anniversary speeches and a live band  (The Hollywoods). Sunday 23rd April starts at 8-10am with breakfast at the Solway, then at 10.30-1pm is the car display in front of Solway Hotel. 1-2pm Farewells and photos.

 21-24 Kiwitown Cruisers Annual Weekend Rod Run. Meet at 151 Otewa Road, Otorohanga.
 

 23 Sponsors & crew fun day at Meremere Dragway. Info: www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

 28 Cruise night hosted by Wellington Rodders from 8.30pm.
 

 30 Waiuku Wheels & Steel Street Display.
 

 30 Swapmeet at Classics museum organised by Hamilton Vintage Car Club.
 

 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

 

   MAY 


 6-7 Marineland Swapmeet & Car Festival. This year’s theme is "Celebrating the Model T"  so they should see some great examples both hot rods and stock.
 

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

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

 12 Night Cruise in Palmerston North. Meet at Supercheap Carpark, Palm Nth at 6.30pm please book 4 dinner email aonb_mollet@xtra.co.nz
 

 14 Mothers Day Poker Run. Take your Mum for a Drive from Dargaville—Paparoa via Tinopai. Open to all custom, vintage, hotrod and other speciality vehicles. Registration at Kaipara Vintage Machinery Club, Harding Park, Dargaville from 12noon. Start 1pm and finish at Paparoa Hotel for prizegiving at 4.30pm. $10 per hand early bird registration by 10th May. $12 per hand on the day. Phone 09 439 3330 ext 6716 or Email: office.hki@xtra.co.nz. All proceeds go to Hospice Kaipara.
 

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

 21 Swapmeet hosted by Capital Rodders in Trentham. This is a sanctioned event which kicks off at 8am.
 

 24 SEMA Overseas Business Development Program for Australia. Australian and New Zealand businesses to meet top US auto parts manufacturers during second annual SEMA Business Expo on May 24 in Melbourne. For more information contact Linda Spencer at lindas@sema.org or visit www.sema.org/australia.
 

 27-28 Ramrodders 40th Anniversary. Itinerary: Saturday 27th May: 9.30-11am - registration at Magoos Street Rods, 23 Edwin Feist Place, Solway, Masterton. 11am - 12.30pm cruise to Featherston with places to visit. 12.45 - 1.45 Lunch at Martinborough. (entrants free time and lunch at own cost) 1.45pm - 4.15pm - Cruise from Martinborough to Masterton via Greytown with places to visit. 4.15pm - 7pm is entrants free time. Masterton RSA opens for dinner from 6pm or visit one of the great local cafes/restaurants (entrants own cost) 7pm 'til late Ramrodders anniversary supper. Sunday 28th May: 9am – 1pm Show ‘n Shine Copthorne Hotel, Solway, Masterton, (donation collection for Kids in the Middle) 1pm – 1.30pm prizegiving and farewells.
Info: call Rick 027 442 3012/Phill 027 241 5965

 28 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

 

 JUNE 

 

 3-5 Mid Winter Run hosted by Hurricane Rodders over Queens Birthday Weekend in Cromwell. The program will include a cruise, track time at Highlands, garage visits etc plus the usual socialising. Details and entry forms will be available early in 2017.
 

 4 Hamilton Hot Rod Club Memorial Run organised by the Hamilton Hot Rod Club (Queens Birthday weekend) As always, it’s free to attend and everyone is welcome. They make it simple and take the time to remember those hot rodders who are no longer with us. They start at the Classic Car Museum in Rifle Range Rd. The museum has a cafe and provides coffee and breakfast if required. Assemble at 9.00am ready to leave at 10.00am for Raglan. There are lots of good food outlets to choose from in Raglan for lunch when you’re ready to eat. As a reminder all food/ drink is at your expense. This is a great way to spend a few hours in your hot rod remembering old friends and making new ones. For more information; Maurice 027 636 0112 or Andy 021 902 438
 

 9 Rotorua Swapmeet
 

 17-18 LA Roadster Show, Pomona California. There are big changes to be announced for this year’s event. Check for updates at www.laroadsters.com.

 18 Mid West Breakfast at Columbus Coffee, Mitre 10 Mega, Westgate, Auckland. This event is sanctioned so they’re able to sign off log books for fenderless cars.
 

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

 23-25 Back to the ‘50s hosted by MSRA at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds in St Paul Minnesota, 1964 and older cars and trucks. there will be a two day car auction on Friday and Saturday, also a huge swap meet on Sunday rain or shine. Lots of activities and plenty of food venders. For more information go to www.MSRA back to the ‘50s weekend, also on FB MSRA back to ‘50s
 

 25 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

 

 JULY 

 4 American Independence Day Run in Auckland hosted by Ken & Desma Galvin.
 

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

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

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

 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  
 

 5 Palmerston North Swapmeet.
 

 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
 

 14 Hustlers Winter Rod Run.
 

 20 Zone 2 Memorial Run.
 

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

 21 Below Zero Cruise number 3 hosted by Fielding R&CC.
 

 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
 

 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.
 

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

 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 whichdo 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

 

 OCTOBER 
 

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.
 

 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.
 

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

 20-23 2017 Street Rod Nationals at Awapuni Racecourse Centre and hosted by Palmerston North Hot Rod Club. For more details contact club ssspn@inspire.net.nz
 

 21-23 Rod Benders 60th Anniversary.
 

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

 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 

 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.
 

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

 24-26 Sulphur City 50th Anniversary.
 

 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

 

 DECEMBER
 

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

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

 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

 

 21-22 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/
 

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

 25 Rangiora Street Rod Show & Beauty Comp from 6-9pm (Rangiora streets closed) Bands and stalls plus 80-90 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

 

 FEBRUARY

 

 2-4 Buller Rodders 40th Anniversary Rod Run
 

 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.
 

 21-24 Americarna.

 

 MARCH

 

 21-25 Beach Hop.
 

 31 Nostalgia Drags

 

 APRIL

 1 Club Champs

      

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