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OCTOBER 

 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 from 9am-10pm Saturday and 9am-4pm Sunday. Admission $10 and children under 15 are free.
 

 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 

 

 1 Cruise 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.
 

 4 Oamaru Airport Drags hosted by Whitestone Rod & Restorers. All that is required is registration, WOF, crash helmet and drivers licence.

 

 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
 

 5 Swapmeet hosted by Te Kuiti Rod and Custom Club at Waititi Rugby Club, Te Kuiti.

 

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.
 

 12 Henry Ford Memorial Day at Claudlands Event Centre and hosted by the Waikato Mustang Owner’s Club. Gate4 Brooklyn Road, Hamilton opens at 8am. Contact Bob on 07 828 7867 or Colin on 07 824 2030.
 

 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.
 

 24-25 Capital Rodders 50th Anniversary. Open to all current and ex members as well as people associated to ex members. Program: Friday 24th November at Capital Rodders clubrooms, Onepoto Road, Titahi Bay from 7pm ‘til 12am for an informal get together for past and present members. Memorabilia from the years will be on display. Supper will be provided and the bar open for purchases. Saturday 25th November at Capital Rodders clubrooms. 1pm - Poker run finishing at clubrooms (around 3pm) Then free time until evening celebrations at Southwards Car Museum from 5pm – 11pm. 5pm – 6.30pm. Nibbles and prizegiving, 6.30 – 11pm is the dnner and dancing. (live band) Cash Bar open from 5pm. For those of you from out of town, Southwards Car Museum is in Otaihanga. This is close to both Paraparaumu and Waikanae for anyone wanting to book accommodation for the event.
 

 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.
 

 16 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 Hibiscus 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. Also new for 2018 will be a special ‘Betty Boop Boulevard’ area for women car owners. And to keep the blokes happy, there’ll be a new man cave area which will include a drag car fire-up. Another addition will be a classic bike category. As with the cars, the bike section will be open to pre-75 models or any of American origin. Pre-registration is now open for Hibiscus Rodders’ 2018 Beach Festival with a new VIP option offering extra goodies to car owners. Everyone who pre-registers their vehicle gets an extra chance to win a six-night trip for two to Los Angeles. But those purchasing the new premium VIP passes get two extra entries for the USA getaway, plus a chance to win two entry passes to next year’s SEMA automotive specialty products trade show at Las Vegas. Beach Festival VIPs will also enjoy special parking in a roped off area on Hibiscus Coast Highway for the big main Saturday event at the beachside Orewa Reserve, plus free refreshments in the Mothers VIP Marquee and a premium VIP goodie bag. To pre-register, go to hibiscusrodders.co.nz For more information contact: Sharon Morris, Show Co-ordinator by email: smorris@vodafone.co.nz or call 027 457 8712.
 

 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. Entries are coming in and there is still plenty of space available, however, they do expect to reach their limit well before the event. Karl Bonniface has confirmed the Castrol Funny Car will be on show at Americarna again plus Dave Gould confirmed with his Nitro Altered. This will be awesome to have two Nitro cars in attendance. Greg Haliday from Mainstream has advised that three couples from the US, who are Senior Corvette Judges, are attending, with another couple still to decide. The Classic Cover welcome function and movie night at TSB Showplace will be a great night, with the chosen movie sure to please everyone – a real classic which many would have seen. Americarna merchandise is ordered and should cater for everyone. The 2018 caps will be their best ever! All in all, Americarna 2018 will no doubt be another ripper so please view the itinerary online or email Nadine if you wish to update your entry information at any time.
 

 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.

 

10-22 Bangers to Bluff. It’s on again!! The 2018 dates for the annual Bangers to Bluff car rally have been announced and team entries are now being called for. Up to 15 “old banger” cars will leave Auckland on the 10th of April 2018 and spend the next 12 days driving “roads less travelled” all the way to Invercargill where they will be auctioned off to raise funds for charity. Bangers to Bluff has been run by the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay for the last 3 years with steady growth each year as its popularity increases. So far, Bangers to Bluff has raised $85,000 for charity, and the masthead charities for 2018 are: Hopeworks Foundation – providing information and support for those dealing with brain injuries. Plus Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand – working to reduce the burden of MS on those diagnosed, their carers and families. The route will cover approximately 2,500kms of some of New Zealand’s best and most scenic roads, including the North Island’s Forgotten World Highway and the South Island’s Haast and Arthur’s passes. The main goals are to raise funds and awareness for the charities, while having loads of fun and travelling our great country. The rally is not a driving competition; it is a fun, friendly event with points awarded for challenges along the way and a trophy is awarded at the end. The organizing committee are now looking for participants for the 2018 event. Participation can be in the form of entering a team and vehicle to go on the rally, or through sponsorship and/or donations. If you would like to know more information, please reach out to them through one of the following channels: Website: http://bangerstobluff.co.nz/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bangerstobluff/ Phone: Peter Bailey (0274) 736994 or Email: peterb@foodtechsolutions.co.nz
The Bangers to Bluff committee would like to acknowledge the support of their platinum sponsors Fruehauf and CarJam, as well as supporting partners Protecta Insurance and the Automobile Association.
 

 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.
 

 19 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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