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  OCTOBER 
  

  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 Manawatu Swapmeet in Fielding.
 

  6-7 Aroha Cruise-In. Located in the spa town of Te Aroha in the central Waikato. The Aroha Cruise-In is a celebration of classic cars, bike and hot rods and is one of the premier car and bike events in New Zealand. A gold coin donation for public entry, with a minimal fee to register and display your vehicle. This is an event is full of things to see and do and will keep you entertained over the weekend. Info and registration at www.cruisein.co.nz
 

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

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

  7 Long Beach Hi-Performance Swapmeet, California. Call 001 714 557 5979
 

  12-14 Zone 8 Memorial Run in Marlborough hosted by Sun Valley Roadsters. Based at Redwood Tavern in Blenheim. Entry and info please contact Dave Jones on 021 241 5731.
  

  13-14 Rod Run hosted by Egmont Rod & Custom Club from 119 Cordelia Street, Stratford.
 

  14 Papakura Swapmeet at Ardmore Airport, Airfield Road.
 

  14 Hot Rod breakfast hosted by Oogah Rodders at the Swanson RSA.
 

  14 5th annual Women’s V8 car cruise to Shannon in the Horowhenua. The Run starts with a convoy from Lower Hutt around 8:30am, picking up dozens of women from the Mana weighbridge, Plimmerton and Levin as they go. A convoy of classic hot rods and muscle cars wearing pink with pink ladies really turns heads! Last year 44 classic American V8s and a couple of hundred women, dresses in pink! Husbands kindly respect our ask that they stay at home. This is a one-off event to give Women a chance to improve their confidence driving their classics in a safe, friendly and welcoming environment. What makes it super special is their intention is to raise awareness of a very special charity, Sweet Louise. They support people living with terminal cancer, so all $5 entries, raffle proceeds and auction monies go to Sweet Louise. Rain, hail or shine, it’s on! More info on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/142824636589362/?ti=icl.
 

  19 Con Rodders Rod & Custom Club 45th Anniversary Weekend. Ph Kevin Moylan on 021 220 1533 for info.
 

  20-21 USA Haulers Truck Roundup at Taupo.
 

  20-22 Street Machines (Southland) 35th Anniversary Show ‘n Shine & Cruise.
 

  21 Mid West Rodders Breakfast at Columbus Café, Mitre 10 Mega, Northwest Shopping Centre. For information, contact Alan Walker (027)496 7072.
 

  21 IHRA NZ National Series Drag Racing at Ruapuna. All racers and fans welcome. Details at www.pbdrc.co.nz.
 

  25-28 Classic Cover Insurance Pre 49s hosted by Nelson Hot Rod Club at Founders Historic Park and Trafalgar Centre. For details contact Julie Bennett nelsonhotrodclub@yahoo.co.nz.
 

  27 Test & Tune at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

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

  28 Swapmeet at Taupiri school hosted by Road Knights. Swappers $10, Lookers $2, Under 12 free. Gates open at 6am for swappers, 8am public. NZHRA affiliated event. Hot/cold food and drinks are available. Info: contact Stuart on 027 214 8670, www.roadknightsrods.com/
 

  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

 

  NOVEMBER
 

  2 Night Speed Drag Wars Meeting 1at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

  3-4 The Very Vintage Day Out in Pavilion 6 at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane, Auckland.
The two-day show is jam-packed with loads of vintage stalls and retro-inspired goodies along with several live bands, the 19 Black Miss Pin-Up New Zealand Beauty Pageant, The Very Vintage Bake Off, The new Spotlight Dressmaking competition, the Photo Safari, and the display of Hot Rods and Muscle Cars. There are still a few spaces left for display cars so drop an email to mike@veryvintage.co.nz if you’re interested. All the show details are at www.veryvintage.co.nz and tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.
 

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

  4 The Boatshed & Road Rodders Gearhead breakfast hosted by Wanganui R&C at Caroline’s Boatshed Bar, 181 Somme Parade, Aramoho from 9 ‘til 11am.
 

  10 Rockabilly New Brighton at Rawhiti Domain. Car show, hot rods, classics, muscle cars and vintage, sorry no Jappas. Also a pre-event cruise, market stalls, live bands, car prizegiving, kid’s area, Rockabilly Belle and Beau competition, Get in yer DRAG race and a hopping great after function to end the day! Entry: Public, gold coin donation and display vehicles are $10. As always, all profits made from the day will go straight back to the community.
 

  10 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 Himitangi crossroads, home of The Wines, who are the hosts for the hallowed evening. (Better late than never!) Gather at the graveyard - either Napier Road for the Palmerston North pumpkin heads, or Mako Mako Road, Levin, for the southern sinners. Each cruise will depart at 6pm. Halloween costumes are a must, as are decorated cars. You'll feel a right zombie if you don't dress to kill! The terrifying team at The Wines will have tasty meals and drinks to feed your inner demons. Haunted hot rods, murderous muscle cars and coffin kickin' classic vehicles only, and as always, it's a free event! More info from Awful Andy on 021 175 8325.
 

  10-11 Test & Tune at Masterton Motorplex for all classes. Two days of test & tune plus on-site swapmeet! Test & Tune – open to all classes, on both days. Saturday – Test & Tune, Sunday – Test & Tune. Swapmeet details to follow. Gate entry: $20 per person per day, under 14s free. Gates open: 9am Saturday, 8am Sunday. Racing starts 10am Saturday, 9am Sunday. Weather & schedule updates on the day. Info at www.masteronmotorplex.co.nz or check their Facebook page.
 

  11 Day in the Dirt at Ellesmere Speedway. Gates open 9am and racing starts 11am. Hot rods, motorbikes, vintage TQs, midgets, vintage race cars and more. Adults $10, kids under 14 accompanied by an adult are free and over 75s are free too. If you plan to have a skid, Contact Andrew Stevens 0274514375, andrew@asqsltd.co.nz, Greg Lewis 0276341933 or Check us on facebook, Canterbury Vintage Speedway Enthusiasts' Club. (CVSEC)   Rain Date 2 Dec.
 

  11 Long Beach Hi-Performance Swapmeet, California. Call 001 714 557 5979
 

  11 Hot Rod breakfast hosted by Oogah Rodders at the Swanson RSA.
 

  12-14 2018 Egmont Rod & Custom Club Bi-annual Rod run in Stratford, Taranaki. The theme this time is Science Fiction, with a weekend of fun planned. Entry fee for the whole weekend is only $110 per entrant and you won’t go home hungry with all meals supplied. For an entry form or further information contact the club president Grant Stables (grantstables@hotmail.com or 0274972088).
 

  17 Far North Rod & Custom Club Show and Shine at the A & P Showgrounds, Kaitaia from 9am ‘til 3pm. $1000 spot prize, Food & trade stalls, swapmeet & vehicle sound off. Car & Driver free, family pass $12, adults $5, Kids 5-13 $2 and under 2 are free.
 

  17 Test & Tune at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

  18 All USA at Classic Flyers, Jean Batten Drive Mt Maunganui. Gates are open from 8am for car exhibitors at $5 per car and 10am for general admission which is $5 each or $10 per family.
All USA day is a celebration of all cars American with 14 trophies up for grabs for Best Hot Rod, Chev, Mopar, Ford, Vintage, Sports and many more.  Food and beverage available on site and free access to the Classic Flyers Museum. Come along and join in on the fun and be in to win a scenic flight in a WWII Biplane valued at $355. 
 

  18 Comp 2 meeting at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

  18 Mid West Rodders Breakfast at Columbus Café, Mitre 10 Mega, Northwest Shopping Centre. For information, contact Alan Walker (027)496 7072.
 

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

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

  25 Drag Racing at Teretonga All racers and fans welcome. Details at www.southerndragways.co.nz
 

  25 Stragglers hot rod display at Lake Karapiro.
 

  25 Port Road Drags hosted by Cam County.
 

  25 Maungaturoto Car & Bike Show from 10am 'til 1:30pm at the Maungaturoto Primary School, Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto. Cars and bikes to enter via Hurndall St and please be parked by 9am. Gold coin entry: 100% of show proceeds go to our senior camp 2019. Food available including BBQ, Spit Sandwiches, Lions Caravan, Live entertainment and also be in to win a V8 Hot Laps Experience with Paul Manuell. People’s Choice prize sponsored by GAS plus many more awards. Contact Tracey Foy 021 136 5171 maungaturotocarshow@gmail.com
 

  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

 

  DECEMBER 
 

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

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

  3 Toy Run hosted by North Shore R&CC.
 

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

  8-9 Masterton Motorplex Comp Meeting. Full competition meeting, all classes. Featuring the all-new Outlaw 71 class! Full competition meeting – open to all classes, on both days. Saturday – Full competition meeting. Sunday – Full competition meeting. Outlaw 71 details to follow. Gate entry: $20 per person per day, under 14s free. ◾Gates open: 9am Saturday, 8am Sunday. Racing starts 10am Saturday, 9am Sunday. ◾Weather & schedule updates on the day. Info at www.masteronmotorplex.co.nz or check their Facebook page.
 

  9 Long Beach Hi-Performance Swapmeet, California. Call 001 714 557 5979.
 

  16 Mid West Rodders Breakfast at Columbus Café, Mitre 10 Mega, Northwest Shopping Centre. For information, contact Alan Walker (027)496 7072.
 

  26-29 Greymouth Rodders biannual rod run. Entries out shortly.
 

  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

 

  2019 

 JANUARY
 

  5 Black Swamp Run at Mangawhai.
 

  5-6 Dragstalgia at Masterton Motorplex, Full competition meeting, all classes. Featuring Dragstalgia, and the all-new Vintage Gas class! Full competition meeting – open to all classes, on both days. Saturday – Full competition meeting, Sunday – Full competition meeting. Dragstalgia & Vintage Gas details to follow. Gate entry: $20 per person per day, under 14s free. Gates open: 9am Saturday, 8am Sunday. Racing starts 10am Saturday, 9am Sunday. ◾Weather & schedule updates on the day. Info at www.masteronmotorplex.co.nz or check their Facebook page.
 

  6 Long Beach Hi-Performance Swapmeet, California. Call 001 714 557 5979.
 

  12 Wellington Invasion plus IHRA NZ National Series at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

  18-21 Surf City Rod Run, Gisborne hosted by Surf City R&CC. Due to overstretched accommodation on their usual weekend, they’ve moved to a new venue and a new weekend. This time-based at the Showgrounds Park Event Centre at the edge of town. Entry fees will be $100 per adult and accommodation is to be booked separately. Open to all affiliated NZHRA members entry forms will be available shortly. For further info contact Jono on 0273524700 or Simon 0211159601.
 

  19-20 Kumeu Festival.
 

  19 Night Speed Drag Wars Meeting 4 at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

  24-27 Muscle Car Madness.
 

  24-27 Victoria Hot Rod show in Melbourne. www.hotrod.com.au
 

  24-27 Cruise Martinborough.
 

  25-27 Grand National Roadster Show, Pomona, California featuring the 90th Anniversary of the Model A plus America’s Most Beautiful Roadster and much more.
 

  25-27 Orewa Beach Festival hosted by Hibiscus Rodders. Entry forms and tickets at www.hibiscusrodders.co.nz.
 

  27 IHRA NZ National Series Drag Racing at Ruapuna. All racers and fans welcome. Details at www.pbdrc.co.nz.
 

  30-31 Drag Racing Reunion at Taupo. Attention all drag racers, crew members and supporters over 71 years of age who participated at Champion Dragway and Thunder Park Raceway before 1980. We are organising a get together for you all so contact Garth Hogan,  Grease Martin, Grahame Berry or Chris Harris. We’re hoping for a day/night thing to just bullshit and have a few coffees. Yeah right! It all depends on the amount of interest shown as to whether or not we go ahead with it so please feel free to contact one of us, your input will be appreciated.

 

  FEBRUARY 
 

  2 Comp 3 meeting at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

  2-3 Leadfoot Festival. www.leadfootfestival.com
 

  3 American Vehicle Day hosted by Moonshine Rod and Custom Club at Trentham racecourse from 10-3pm. Contact Lee Badland on 021 241 8377 or email:lee.badland@henkel.com
 

  7 Drag Racing at Teretonga Bikes only – Bert Munro. All racers and fans welcome. Details at www.southerndragways.co.nz
 

  8 Night Speed Drag Wars Meeting 5 (Saturday Night) at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

  10 Long Beach Hi-Performance Swapmeet, California. Call 001 714 557 5979.
 

  13-18 Art Deco Festival in Napier. www.artdeconapier.com
 

  16 Primer Nats at Pukekohe.
 

  16-17 Drag Racing at Masterton Motorplex. Group 1 Series – Round 2 – Full competition meeting, all classes. Featuring the all-new Group 1 Series! Full competition meeting – open to all classes, on both days. Saturday – Full competition meeting. Sunday – Full competition meeting. Group 1 Series details to follow. Gate entry: $20 per person per day, under 14s free. Gates open: 9am Saturday, 8am Sunday. Racing starts 10am Saturday, 9am Sunday. Weather & schedule updates on the day: Check our Facebook page. Info at www.masteronmotorplex.co.nz or check their Facebook page.
 

  16-17 Meatstock – An American style barbecue event in Auckland. Organisers say they’d love to include an American car display/show at the event. Attendance tops 15,000 people and organisers are offering free tickets and a feed to anyone who would like to bring their car for the weekend. While they’ve had a few cars in the past they’d love to do something a bit more major and would love to do an awards or something similar too
If anyone is out there that would like to be involved in helping pull it all together Jay Beaumont  would love to hear from you. Contact Jay Beaumont, Visit www.meatstock.com.au or call: +61 414 359 565.
 

  20-23 Americarna, Taranaki. Entries open now at www.americarna.com
 

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

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

  24 1/8th Mile drags in Gore hosted by Cobra Rodders.

 

  MARCH 
 

  1 Night Speed Drag Wars Meeting 6 at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

  9-10 IHRA NZ National Series - NZ Nationals at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

  10 Long Beach Hi-Performance Swapmeet, California. Call 001 714 557 5979.
  Primer Nats at Pukekohe.
 

  16-17 Rain Date for NZ Nationals at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

  17 Drag Racing at Teretonga All racers and fans welcome. Details at www.southerndragways.co.nz
 

  23-24 51st NZ Drag Nationals. Full competition meeting, all classes. Featuring the 51st NZ Nationals, Plus the final round of the Group 1 Series! Full competition meeting – open to all classes, on both days. Saturday – Full competition meeting. Sunday – Full competition meeting. 51st NZ Nationals and Group 1 Series details to follow. Gate entry: $20 per person per day, under 14s free. Gates open: 9am Saturday, 8am Sunday. Racing starts 10am Saturday, 9am Sunday. Weather & schedule updates on the day. Info at www.masteronmotorplex.co.nz or check their Facebook page.
 

  22-24 NZ Deuce Days is on again next year in Masterton and the emphasis will be on celebrating the 1932 Ford with like-minded people. As with past years, they have a leading hot rod celebrity attending thanks to sponsorship from JRI insurance. They’ll be releasing more information about that in the next fortnight, but wanted to get the registration form out now, as they already have people confirming they are definitely coming. Entry is open to any 1932 Ford – original or modified, genuine or reproduction. Please note that rooms can only be booked through event registration, and will be allocated in the order registrations are received. Pre-paid meals include two dinners, a breakfast and a brunch. The registration fee also includes entertainment and admission to attractions. They’re expecting a Deuce convoy from Auckland, and with Beach Hop on the following weekend, it is likely a similar run will be coming up from the South Island with some taking in both events. They look forward to having you join in a fun weekend which will make Henry proud! Spread the word to fellow Deuce owners - 2019 promises to be the biggest gathering of 1932 Fords ever assembled in New Zealand. To register, please follow this link for the registration form; www.bit.ly/deucedays All 1932 owners are invited to contact lloyd@magoos.co.nz for more information.
 

  24 Comp Meeting 5 at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

  27-31 Beach Hop
 

  30 Night Speed Drag Wars Meeting 7 (Saturday night) at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz

 

  APRIL
 

  6 Nostalgia Drags at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.bayrodders.co.nz
 

  7 Club Champs bought to you by NZ Hot Rod Mag & Classic Cover Insurance Nostalgia Drags at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.bayrodders.co.nz
 

  7 Long Beach Hi Performance Swapmeet, California. Call 001 714 557 5979.
 

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

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

  14 Fun Day at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

  18-22 (Easter) Classic Car Cover Street Rod Nationals hosted by Christchurch clubs at Riccarton Racecourse, Christchurch, Early regos late arvo on Thursday 18th at Rodbenders. Discount motel accommodation available across the road from the event, details to follow Event concludes on the Monday. Entries out in August. Contact number Craig 03 3478-388
 

  22nd-25th Hot on the heels of the Nats is Protecta Insurance pre 49 Nationals which start on the Monday afternoon based in Twizel and will run until Thursday morning. As Monday and (Wednesday day) are both holidays, time off work is kept to a minimum. Contact Brian 0211061661, evenings.
 

  28 Night Speed Drag Wars Fun Day at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz

 

  MAY 
 

  4-5 Marineland Run and Swapmeet.
 

  12 Long Beach Hi-Performance Swapmeet, California. Call 001 714 557 5979.

 

  JUNE 
 

  15-16 LA Roadster Show. Dates now confirmed. Info at www.laroadsters.com
 

  9 Long Beach Hi-Performance Swapmeet, California. Call 001 714 557 5979.
 

  19-23 Back to the Fifties, St Paul, MN. www.msrabacktothe50s.com

 

  JULY 
 

  14 Long Beach Hi-Performance Swapmeet, California. Call 001 714 557 5979.
 

  18-21 North West Deuce Days, Canada. wwwnorthwestdeuceday.com

 

  AUGUST 
 

  4 Long Beach Hi-Performance Swapmeet, California. Call 001 714 557 5979.

 

  SEPTEMBER 
 

  8 Long Beach Hi-Performance Swapmeet, California. Call 001 714 557 5979.

 

 OCTOBER 
 

  6 Long Beach Hi-Performance Swapmeet, California. Call 001 714 557 5979.
 

  25-28 Stateside Streeters 40th Anniversary in Dunedin.

 

  NOVEMBER
 

  10 Long Beach Hi-Performance Swapmeet, California. Call 001 714 557 5979.

 

  DECEMBER 
 

   1 Long Beach Hi-Performance Swapmeet, California. Call 001 714 557 5979.

 

   2 Toy run hosted by NSR&CC at St Heliers Bay, Auckland.
 

 


 

  

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