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   MARCH


 3 Night Speed Drag Wars 6 at Meremere Dragway. Info: www.meremeredragway.co.nz

 3 Pre-USA Day Cruise hosted by Stateside Streeters Dunedin. Departing Tahuna Park Showgrounds, Victoria Road, Dunedin at 7pm.
 

 4 Southern Nationals II and FED Challenge at Motueka. Rain date 5th March. Info at www.nzdra.co.nz
 

 4 The Great USA Day hosted by Stateside Streeters and proudly supported by Barry Dell Plumbing. Location: Tahuna Park Showgrounds, Victoria Road, Dunedin. (participants from 8am)  It’s an American Origin Vehicle Display. Details - email: statesidestreetersinc@hotmail.com or for further details or checkout Facebook: Stateside Streeters Inc
 

 4-5 Frankton Thunder in the heart of the Frankton business area in Hamilton. It’s a motoring event featuring hot rods, classic cars and bikes, custom and race bikes, bands and music from yesteryear and today, a tattoo competition, burlesque show, Miss Frankton Thunder Competition, markets, demonstrations and more to entertain you all weekend. Mark this event on your calendar, it’s an event not to be missed!! Check out Frankton Thunder on Facebook for more information.

 4-5 Pukekohe Swapmeet.
 

 4-5 Two-day Rod Run hosted by Te Kuiti R&CC.
 

 5 Street Drags hosted by Wanganui Road Rodders at Taupo Quay, Wanganui. Contact Raj Patel, Ph 021 438725
 

 5 Hot Rod Run hosted by Manukau Rod & Custom Club at Te Papakanga Reserve.
 

 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 Club Rooms, McLeans Island, Christchurch.
 

 5 NSRA family day at Meremere dragstrip.
 
 10 Fish and Chips at Rangiora.
 

 11-12 The Galaxie Electrical 2017 American Muscle Car Show hosted by the American Muscle Car Club at the Te Pai Netball Centre, Henderson.
 

 11-12 NZ IHRA Nationals at Meremere Dragway. Info: www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

 12 Envirowaste Naki Drag Wars where the fastest Street Cars and Hot Rods battle it out at the Historic Bell Block home of Street Drags. Proudly brought to you by Gunners Incorporated https://www.facebook.com/GUNNERS-Inc-Taranaki-

646836415476957/?fref=ts, this inaugural event is held as a community fundraiser for Conductive Education Taranaki www.facebook.com/cetaranaki -helping disabled kids reach their potential. V8 or Rotor, Turbo or Supercharger, Diesel or NOS....who will claim the title. There are limited spaces available & as this is to be an NZHRA sanctioned event priority will be given to NZHRA members and recognised Street Drags competitors. Vehicles must be presented to a high standard, include a photo with your application. Avoid disappointment and get yours in. Entry is at the absolute discretion of the organisers & no correspondence will be entered into. Contact gunnersinc@outlook.co.nz for pdf version, copy of current NZHRA rule book or other enquiries.
 

 12 Soprano’s Picnic at Tokomaru, Horseshoe Bend.
 

 12 Super Southern Swap Meet at Kustoms Car Club, McLeans Island, Christchurch. $5 entry and kids under 15 are free.
 

 17 Night Speed Drag Wars 7 at Meremere Dragway. Info: www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

 17-19 Primer Nationals – Rotorua.
 

 17-19 Rock and Hop at Caroline Bay Timaru.
 

 18 Rod Run hosted by Matamata R&CC. Run leaves from the clubrooms at 22 Mangawhero Road, Matamata.
 

 18-19 49th NZ Nationals at Masterton. Info at www.nzdra.co.nz
 

 19 Just a Cruise hosted by Pukekohe Hot Rod Club starting at the clubrooms on Franklin Road, Pukekohe.  Registration from 9am, cruise leaving at 9.45am. $10 per person.
 

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

 19 Car O Rama at Bedford Park, Tainui Street Matamata, hosted by Matamata R&CC.
 

 19 Gear Jammers cruise and show.
 

 22-26 Beach Hop. www.beachhop.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
 

 30 Classic Car Meet Night at the Cock & Bull on the corner of Maui St and Church Rd in Hamilton. Hot rods, classics cars, American cars, muscle cars and street machines all welcome from 5pm onwards. Drinks discounted, platters provided plus prizes. Follow Classic Car Hamilton on Facebook.
 

 31 Cruise night hosted by Wellington Rodders from 8.30pm.

 

 APRIL  
 

 1 SCVCC Swapmeet at Winchester Domain
 

 1 Nostalgia Drags hosted by Bay Rodders at Meremere Dragway. Info: www.bayrodders.co.nz
 

 2 NZHRM Club Champs Night Speed Drag Wars 2 at Meremere Dragway. Info: www.nz-hotrod.com or call 09 424 4652.
 

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

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

 2 Rodders Breakfast at Kustoms Club Rooms, McLeans Island, Christchurch.
 

 7-9 Ian Hooper Memorial Run and evening function hosted by Wanganui R&CC. Fri is meet & greet. Saturday: Run & Party. Sunday: Display for Charity. For details contact Gillian Hooper ph 027 244 0398.
 

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

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

 8-9 Two-day Rod Run hosted by Wanganui Road Rodders at City College, Wanganui.
 

 9 All Ford Day featuring “Ford in Motorsport”. Auckland’s All Ford Day rolls back into Smales Farm Takapuna and this year the big blue day will celebrate Ford’s success in Motorsport – many types of special Fords will be present to sit among the daily drivers we love so much - so come along with your Ford and bathe in the glory. Gates open from the Taharoto Road entry to show cars at 8.30am and to the public from 10am - 1pm. Display car entry after 10am will be limited so get there early as this show draws attendances in excess of 500 vehicles. Entry for show cars and driver is free, passengers and public: $10 entry, under 13s are free. Prizegiving and prize draws will be held at 1pm. We are pleased to announce the Trillian Trek – part of the well-known Trillian Trust as the primary beneficiary and North Shore Hospice as our secondary charity. With trade displays, competitions, children’s events, food, fun & Fords the day is sure to offer something for everyone.

There will be a bunch of attractions and exclusive bonuses for entrants along with many fine Fords to view. Check out the web site for updates on what is happening look for Auckland All Ford Day on Facebook.
 

 9 Drag Racing at Ruapuna. Pegasus Comp Meeting - Finals. Pegasus Comp Meeting. Street cars, street bikes, comp cars, comp bikes. All racers welcome. Details at www.pbdrc.co.nz.
 

 9 Hot Rod Display hosted by East Bay Rods at Silverdale Car Park.
 

 9 Autumn Breakfast Cruise-In hosted by Tararua Rodders. Summer may have departed but there are still fun times to be had and heaps of Horowhenua hospitality.  So brush the fallen leaves off your hot rod or classic cruiser, rustle up your mates and enjoy a crisp, clear morning drive to the Levin Cobb 'n Co. Tasty cooked breakfasts for just $10 each will be served between 9.30-10.30am. Any inquiries, phone Andy 021 1758325. See you all there!
 

 14-17 2017 NZHRA National Show hosted by Cam County at New Events Centre, Lower Hutt.
 

 16 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.
 

 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
 

 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.
 

 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
 

 28-29 Ramrodders 40th Anniversary – save the date. Details to follow or call Rick 027 442 3012/Phill 027 241 5965

 

 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.
 

 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


  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.
 

 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 Rod Run hosted by Delta Rodders.
 

 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 

 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.
 

 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

   

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