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 SEPTEMBER
 

 1 Orewa Cruise Night from 7pm ‘til late. Meet at Muldoons car park in Moana Ave and cruise from 7pm with hourly departures at 8, 9 and 10pm. Open to all American and Australian hot rods, street machines, muscle cars and customs. Food and beverages of your choice available from the many venues in Orewa. For more info call John 021 167 687.
 

 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 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. The show is at the Levin Events Centre and will run from 10am-4pm. Entry is just $5 per adult, kids under 14 only $2. Food stalls, a band, kid's entertainment, everything you need for a great day out while supporting a worthy cause: Ronald McDonald House Charities. If you have something which fits this description and would like to display it, contact tararuarodders@gmail.com or PO Box 252 Levin.
 

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

 1 Oamaru Rodder’s breakfast at Meheno.
 

 4 Cruise In Night in Cambridge with the Stragglers Rod and Kustom Club.
 

 6-7 McLeans Island Swapmeet.
 

 6 Orewa Cruise Night from 7pm ‘til late. Meet at Muldoons car park in Moana Ave and cruise from 7pm with hourly departures at 8, 9 and 10pm. Open to all American and Australian hot rods, street machines, muscle cars and customs. Food and beverages of your choice available from the many venues in Orewa. For more info call John 021 167 687.
 

 7 Lurkers at Luggart.
 

 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.
 

 8 Spring Breakfast Cruise-In hosted by Tararua Rodders. (one week after their Chrome 'n Custom Show) As always the venue is the Levin Cobb 'n Co with delicious $10 cooked breakfasts available from 9-10.30am. A warm welcome will be extended to all hot rod, classic and muscle car owners who want to blow away their winter blues. Spring out of bed and cruise on down!
 

 8 Papakura Swapmeet at Ardmore Airport.
 

 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.
 

 13-15 Zone 7 Rod Run hosted by Nelson R&CC.
 

 13-22 Waimate 50 Motorsport Festival.
 

 14-15 Pukekohe Hot Rod Show, Indian Hall, Ward St, Pukekohe.
 

 14 Riverton Show Day hosted by the Riviera Touring Car Club at Riverton rugby grounds from 11am ‘til 3pm. All entrants are to be at the Riverton rugby grounds between 9:30 -11am on the day. Entries close: 3rd October 2017. There will be prizes for Top Ten Cars, Top Two bikes, Entrant’s Choice, President’s Choice for non-member, and the Sound Pick. Entry fee is $10 for pre-registered vehicles which will go in the draw for a $100 petrol voucher (max $20.00 for 2 or more) n:b no dogs allowed. Day entries are $20 each. Email rivieratouringcars@gmail.com or phone Donna Herrick – 027 361 6753 Antony Gibb – 027 405 7642
 

 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 Wheels on Mainstreet hosted by End of the Road Rods & Classics, Mount Maunganui and The Bake Shack in Coronation Park Mount Maunganui. This show is open to all hot rods, classic, custom, vintage, veteran, motorcycle, competition vehicles and trucks. There is also a Best Japanese category. Gates open at 8am for entries. Entry is via Nikau Crescent and is $5 per vehicle. This entitles you to 1 entry into the raffle draw for a Travel Voucher. More entries can be purchased at $5 per ticket. This prize will be drawn at the prizegiving, and you must be in attendance to collect this prize. Our guests from End of the Road Gold Coast will be doing the judging for this event. The show opens to the public at 10am and closes at 3pm, with prizegiving at 2.30pm in front of the stage. Live music in the park and later in the afternoon you are invited to Club Mount Maunganui, (also a sponsor) where you can enjoy a meal from The Wheelhouse Restaurant (Great food at Club prices) and

refreshments also at Club prices. During the show for those who want refreshments please support The Mount Mellick, who will have live entertainment after the show closes at their venue. For more information ref Facebook: End of the Road Rods and Classics Mount Maunganui or contact Straw on Mob. 0275400745 or email strawbgl@xtra.co.nz
 

 21-23 Rod Benders 60th Anniversary.
 

 21-23 40th Anniversary Hot Rod & Street Machine display hosted by Delta Rodders at Cross Recreation Centre, Glasgow St, Balclutha from noon ‘til 4pm. Entry by gold coin donation.
 

 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.
 

 28 Manawatu Monster Halloween Cruise. Calling all guys 'n ghouls, we're going down to the crossroads for a devil of a good time. That'd be the Himatangi crossroads, home of The Wines, our hosts for the evening. Gather at the graveyard - either Napier Road for the Palmerston North pumpkin heads or Mako Mako Road, Levin for the southern sinners, ready to roll at 6pm. Halloween costumes are a must, as are decorated cars. You'll feel a right zombie if you don't dress to kill! Haunted hot rods, murderous muscle cars and coffin kickin' classic rides only. More info from Awful Andy 021 1758325
 

 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 

 

 1Cruise In Night in Cambridge with the Stragglers Rod and Kustom Club.
 

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

 3 Orewa Cruise Night from 7pm ‘til late. Meet at Muldoons car park in Moana Ave and cruise from 7pm with hourly departures at 8, 9 and 10pm. Open to all American and Australian hot rods, street machines, muscle cars and customs. Food and beverages of your choice available from the many venues in Orewa. For more info call John 021 167 687.
 

 4 Kaitangata Car Show & Run at Kaitangata rugby grounds from 10am featuring cars, bikes, stalls, live entertainment, stalls, kids fun, stalls and hot food. Email kaitangatacarshow@gmail.com or ph Malcolm 021 060 1387 or Louise on 0274 643518.
 

 5 Rodders breakfast at Maheno in Oamaru.
 

 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.
 

 5 ‘Naki Swapmeet organised by New Plymouth Rodders at 49-57 Gill St, New Plymouth. Automotive parts and memorabilia only please. NZHRA sanctioned event.
 

 5 Day-in-the-Dirt hosted by Canterbury Vintage Speedway Enthusiasts Club at Ellesmere Raceway in Leeston. See hot rods, motorbikes, vintage TQs, midgets racecars and more. Gates open 9am with racing from 11am. Entry is $10 for adults and those under 14 or over 75 are free.  Contact Andrew Stevens 0274 514 375, andrew@asqsltd.co.nz
 

 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 Timaru USA Weekend.
 

 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 Marineland’s 50th Anniversary.
 

 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.
 

 25 Gold Cost R&CC 40th Anniversary. Meet at Burger Fuel Kapiti Road Paraparaumu at 12 midday and then from there depart on a Run dedicated to the memory of one Club member Greg Sutton. We’ll end the run at the historic Manakau Hotel for Prizegiving around 5pm. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to ring Dave Billington on 021 779 104 or Martin Phillips on 021 550 653.
 

 25 Christchurch R&CC 10th Anniversary Run.
 

 26 Stragglers’ Show at Lake Karapiro. The format remains the same this year with the addition of FREE kids’ stuff like face painting and a bouncy castle with the idea that if mum and dad want to bring along all the munchkins it’s not going to cost them a couple of limbs so that they can check out the neat cars. The other noticeable change is a nod to the car owners who always turn up at ‘sparrows’ fart’ anyway: the Show will now run from 9am until 2pm (instead of 10 ‘til 3) which will also help a few of our regular long distance attendees. Save the Day, it’ll be another beaut!
 

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

 1 Orewa Cruise Night from 7pm ‘til late. Meet at Muldoons car park in Moana Ave and cruise from 7pm with hourly departures at 8, 9 and 10pm. Open to all American and Australian hot rods, street machines, muscle cars and customs. Food and beverages of your choice available from the many venues in Orewa. For more info call John 021 167 687.
 
 3 Rodders Breakfast at Kustoms Clubrooms, McLeans Island, Christchurch.
 

 3 Oamaru Rodder’s breakfast at Meheno.
 

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

 6 Cruise In Night in Cambridge with the Stragglers Rod and Kustom Club.
 

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

 9-10 NZDRA Central Nationals at Masterton Motorplex.
 

 9 Rocket Open Day  from 1pm onwards.
 

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

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

 28-30 2-½ day Rod Run around the Methven/Ashburton district stopping at Americars clubrooms for supplied lunch. Entry price only $10 this time, (for the 2½ day Rod/Classic car Run, including lunch, BBQ dinner, 2 evenings with supper, Car show, Cruises, Grasskana and more) as long as you are registered in the 1st 150, otherwise its $20 extra.  Contact Gerard McCloy 03 3021817 or 027 417 2067.
 

 30 Rods at Methven. A hot rod show at the Methven town centre (by the Blue Pub) from 10am-3pm. Hot rods, street machines, muscle cars, Classic cars and motorbikes. Entry: Adults $5 and kids under 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  

 

 3 Cruise In Night in Cambridge with the Stragglers Rod and Kustom Club.
 

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

 5 Orewa Cruise Night from 7pm ‘til late. Meet at Muldoons car park in Moana Ave and cruise from 7pm with hourly departures at 8, 9 and 10pm. Open to all American and Australian hot rods, street machines, muscle cars and customs. Food and beverages of your choice available from the many venues in Orewa. For more info call John 021 167 687.
 

 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 Cromwell Car Show.
 

 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.
 

 21 Aratuna Freighters All makes & Models-Big Boys Toys display is once again being held in conjunction with Greymouth Rodders. Location is the Aratuna Freighters yard in Arney Street in Greymouth.
 

 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
 

 26-28 Rodders Beach Festival at Orewa Beach featuring a Show ‘n Shine for Premium Elite vehicles, a Saturday night Protecta Thunder Cruise to the Puhoi Pub for a beer/burger and a What’s under your Hood Competition. On Sunday there’s a new Sunday Parade and park up/Show ‘n Shine.
 

 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 Orewa Cruise Night from 7pm ‘til late. Meet at Muldoons car park in Moana Ave and cruise from 7pm with hourly departures at 8, 9 and 10pm. Open to all American and Australian hot rods, street machines, muscle cars and customs. Food and beverages of your choice available from the many venues in Orewa. For more info call John 021 167 687.
 

 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.
 

 6 Twilight Run in Auckland hosted by Wheels Inc.
 

 7 Cruise in Night in Cambridge with the Stragglers Rod and Kustom Club.
 

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

 10 Rain date for Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars.
 

 10-11 Riverside Run to Whitianga.
 

 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 in New Plymouth.
 

 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 Orewa Cruise Night from 7pm ‘til late. Meet at Muldoons car park in Moana Ave and cruise from 7pm with hourly departures at 8, 9 and 10pm. Open to all American and Australian hot rods, street machines, muscle cars and customs. Food and beverages of your choice available from the many venues in Orewa. For more info call John 021 167 687.
 

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

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

 7 Cruise In Night in Cambridge with the Stragglers Rod and Kustom Club.
 

 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.
 

 16-18 Timaru Rock and Hop.
 

 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.
 

 30 ‘til 2nd April, Americars 40th Anniversary
 

 31 Nostalgia Drags.

 

 APRIL
 

 1-2 Americars’ 40th Anniversary, continued.
 

 1 NZHRM Club Champs
 

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

 6 Orewa Cruise Night from 7pm ‘til late. Meet at Muldoons car park in Moana Ave and cruise from 7pm with hourly departures at 8, 9 and 10pm. Open to all American and Australian hot rods, street machines, muscle cars and customs. Food and beverages of your choice available from the many venues in Orewa. For more info call John 021 167 687.
 

 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.
 

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


 MAY 

 4 Orewa Cruise Night from 7pm ‘til late. Meet at Muldoons car park in Moana Ave and cruise from 7pm with hourly departures at 8, 9 and 10pm. Open to all American and Australian hot rods, street machines, muscle cars and customs. Food and beverages of your choice available from the many venues in Orewa. For more info call John 021 167 687.
 

 5-6 Marineland Run and Swapmeet in Napier.
 

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

 20 Capital Rodders Swapmeet.

 

 JUNE  

 1-4 Hurricane Rodders are celebrating their 50th Anniversary on Queen’s Birthday weekend  2018. (1-4 June)  The club invites all past members and any rodders who’ve had an association with the club over the years, to join us in their celebrations. Details are still being worked on but if you would like to express an interest or receive some more information when it’s available please contact the club at their email address, hurrodders@gmail.com , or call Wayne: 021 047 2717 or Brian: 021 279 5198. More details coming later in the year.
 

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

 17 LA Roadster Show.
 

 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
 

 4 American Independence Day Run.
 

 8 Rotorua Swapmeet.
 

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

 21-22 Speedshow in Auckland. For details visit www.speedshow.co.nz.

 

 AUGUST 
 

 4 Palmerston North Swapmeet.
 

 12 Winter Rod Run organised by the Hustlers.
 

 19 Zone 2 Memorial Run in Auckland.
 

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

 26 Western Bays Annual Show.

 

 SEPTEMBER 

 

 2 Fathers Day Run by Ram Rodders.
 

 2 Father’s Day Drags presented by the American Muscle Car Club.
 

 9 Guide Dog Fun Run by Capital Rodders.
 

 28 Tornadoes’ 50th Anniversary.

 

 OCTOBER  

 

 20-22 Pre 49 Nationals hosted by Nelson R&CC.

 

 NOVEMBER 
 

 25 Port Road Drags hosted by Cam County.
      

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