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  JUNE 
 

 3-5 Geraldine Classic Caravan and Car Show Weekend. More info contact Eamon 027 343 9339
 

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

Details and entry forms will be available early in 2017.
 

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

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

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

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

021 902 438
 

 9 Fish and Chips at Rangiora.
 

 9 Palmy Night Cruise leaving from Super Cheap carpark at 6.30pm. Pease book for dinner email aonb_mollet@xtra.co.nz
 

 15-17 15th Annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion at Bowling Green, Kentucky. The event features classic American hot rods;

quarter-mile nostalgia drag racing; and nitro burning Top Fuel and Funny Cars and will be live streamed via NHRA All Access.

(ref www.nhraallaccess.com
 

 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.
 

 24 Mid Year Social hosted by Whitestone Rodders featuring a storybook theme. Starts at 7.30pm at Stoke St, Oamaru. Details ph Mike on 027 302 4458.
 

 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
 

 23-25 Winterblast hosted by Bay Rodders. Awesome weekend fun, cruising & making new friends. Adults $90 and children aged 6-14 $40. NZHRA sanctioned event open to NZHRA members only. Accommodation available at dinner venue. Contact Armitage Hotel on 07 578 9119. More info: contact Lynne Paton 027 2233129. 
 

 25 Swapmeet & Car Display hosted by Bay Rodders & NSRA Tauranga from 9am ‘til 2pm at the Spring St carpark building, Durham St, Tauranga. Open to hot rods, new vehicles, muscle cars, vintage cars, street machines & motorcycles. Racecar fire-ups and entrant prizegiving at 1.30pm. Entry: Swappers $5 per carpark, trade sites available. Contact Ross 07 543 9343 or Dean 0274 992 947. 
 

 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 
 

 1 Tour of Duty. The now annual event is held on the first weekend of July to coincide with America’s Independence Day, numbers are limited. This year 2017 the format is better than ever. Registrations are now open so get out your costumes and get ready for a great time. Entries are limited to 350 participants due to the private event held at the Luxmore. Details of the cruise will follow.
 

 2 Winter Drag Wars at Meremere Dragway. Gate admission $15 with under 12 free and race entry is $30. Main gates open 10am and scrutineering is from 10.30-12pm. Track opens 11am. Racing is in two brackets: car and bike DYO pointscore series. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz or call 0800 372 472.
 

 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.
 

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

 9 Rotorua Swapmeet
 

 9 Brrrreakfast in Levin. There may be snow on the hills but you'll get a warm reception at Tararua Rodder's Winter Breakfast Cruise-In. Levin Cobb 'n Co will be serving up tasty $10 cooked breakfasts between 9-10.30am and there will be a carpark full of hot rides to check out. Load the family and friends into your hot rod or classic and join in the fun!
 

 14 Palmy Night Cruise leaving from Super Cheap carpark at 6.30pm. Pease book for dinner email aonb_mollet@xtra.co.nz
 

 16 Winter Drag Wars at Meremere Dragway. Gate admission $15 with under 12 free and race entry is $30. Main gates open 10am and scrutineering is from 10.30-12pm. Track opens 11am. Racing is in two brackets: car and bike DYO pointscore series. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz or call 0800 372 472.
 

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

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

 30 Winter Drag Wars at Meremere Dragway. Gate admission $15 with under 12 free and race entry is $30. Main gates open 10am and scrutineering is from 10.30-12pm. Track opens 11am. Racing is in two brackets: car and bike DYO pointscore series. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz or call 0800 372 472.

 

 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  
 

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

 5 Palmerston North Swapmeet at Manfield, Feilding from 8am. SANCTIONED. Automotive only. Trade Displays (pre-sold and limited no's) Inside stadium. $200 single plot or $300 double plot. For trade displays contact Vicki Connor  theconnors@inspire.net.nz or  ph 027 304 2109   Plots on the day only  - Plots are in the Carpark area - $10 per plot, and  $10 per person entry. Public entry $10 per adult, kids under 15 yo free. Further enquiries contact - Tim Olsen President  027 4577994 or ssspn@inspire.net.nz
 

 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.
 

 11 Palmy Night Cruise leaving from Super Cheap carpark at 6.30pm. Pease book for dinner email aonb_mollet@xtra.co.nz
 

 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
 

 13 Winter Drag Wars at Meremere Dragway. Gate admission $15 with under 12 free and race entry is $30. Main gates open 10am and scrutineering is from 10.30-12pm. Track opens 11am. Racing is in two brackets: car and bike DYO pointscore series. Info at www.meremeredragway.co.nz or call 0800 372 472.
 

 14 Hustlers Winter Rod Run.
 

 20 Zone 2 Memorial Run. 
 

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

 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
 

 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 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.
 

 8 Palmy Night Cruise leaving from Super Cheap carpark at 6.30pm. Pease book for dinner email aonb_mollet@xtra.co.nz
 

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

 17 Kaikoura Hop.
 

 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

 

 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. If you have something which fits this description and would like to display it, contact tararuarodders@gmail.com or PO Box 252 Levin. More details on the show in future issues of this magazine.
 

 7 Aroha Cruise In at Te Aroha. Earlybird registration now open for $5 per car. Entries received after August 31st will be $10. Head to their website www.cruisein.co.nz to book in now!  Also, accommodation will disappear fast so make sure you book yours sooner rather than later. Check their Facebook page for more details about the event as they come up, or look out for an email in your inbox with any updates, news etc. 
 

 13 Palmy Night Cruise leaving from Super Cheap carpark at 6.30pm. Pease book for dinner email aonb_mollet@xtra.co.nz
 

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

 15 Women’s V8 Car Cruise. Women with V8’s 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.
 

 14th - 15th 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 Street Rod Nationals at Awapuni Racecourse Centre and hosted by Palmerston North Hot Rod Club. For more details contact club ssspn@inspire.net.nz
 

 21-23 Rod Benders 60th Anniversary.
 

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

 29 Swapmeet at Taupiri hosted by the Roadknights.
 

 29 Caffeine & Classics is held on the last Sunday of every month at Smales Farm business park, Takapuna. This event is open to all types of classic vehicles: motorcycles, hot rods, muscle cars, vintage and classic cars are all welcome to come along for a coffee and to have a look at the wide variety of vehicles present. Details at www.protectainsurance.co.nz/news-and-events or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CaffeineAndClassics

 

 NOVEMBER 
 

 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.
 

 10 Palmy Night Cruise leaving from Super Cheap carpark at 6.30pm. Pease book for dinner email aonb_mollet@xtra.co.nz
 

 17-19 National Hot Rod Show at the Trafalgar Centre Nelson and hosted: Fifeshire Streetrodders. Contact: Kendall Bradley by ph: 021 040 6076. Or email kendall1930@live.com. More info to follow as it comes to hand.
 

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

 24-26 Sulphur City 50th Anniversary.
 

 26 Caffeine & Classics is held on the last Sunday of every month at Smales Farm business park, Takapuna. This event is open to all types of classic vehicles: motorcycles, hot rods, muscle cars, vintage and classic cars are all welcome to come along for a coffee and to have a look at the wide variety of vehicles present. Details at www.protectainsurance.co.nz/news-and-events or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CaffeineAndClassics

 

 DECEMBER
 

 3 Rodders Breakfast at Kustoms Clubrooms, McLeans Island, Christchurch.
 

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

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

 31 Caffeine & Classics is held on the last Sunday of every month at Smales Farm business park, Takapuna. This event is open to all types of classic vehicles: motorcycles, hot rods, muscle cars, vintage and classic cars are all welcome to come along for a coffee and to have a look at the wide variety of vehicles present. Details at www.protectainsurance.co.nz/news-and-events or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CaffeineAndClassics

 

 

 2018
 

 JANUARY
 

 7 Rodders Breakfast at Kustoms Clubrooms, McLeans Island, Christchurch.
 

 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.
 

 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

 

 FEBRUARY
 

 2-4 Buller Rodders 40th Anniversary Rod Run
 

 3-4 Leadfoot Festival, Hahei. Are you a motorsport fanatic? Put 4-5 February 2017 in your diary now and book your trip to the Leadfoot Ranch in Hahei. Rub shoulders with some of the world’s biggest names in Motorsport as well as 20,000 petrol head fans! For info visit www.leadfootfestival.com.
 

 4 Rodders Breakfast at Kustoms Clubrooms, McLeans Island, Christchurch.
 

 4 Moonshine All American Car Day.
 

 11 Chevy Sunday  hosted by Chev Car Club 
 

 21-24 Americarna.

 

 MARCH
 

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

 11 Sopranos Picnic at Tokomaru.
 

 18 Gearjammers Cruise & Show
 

 21-25 Beach Hop.
 

 31 Nostalgia Drags

 

 APRIL
 

 1 NZHRM Club Champs
 

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

 18 East Bays Rods One-day display at Silverdale Shopping Centre carpark. Proceeds to Hibiscus Hospice.

 

 MAY
 

 20 Capital Rodders Swapmeet.

 

 JUNE 
 

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

 

 JULY 
 

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

 

 AUGUST  
 

 4 Palmerston North Swapmeet.
 

 12 Winter Rod Run organised by the Hustlers.
 

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

 26 Western Bays Annual Show.

 

 SEPTEMBER 

 

 2 Fathers Day Run by Ram Rodders.
 

 9 Guide Dog Fun Run by Capital Rodders.

 

 NOVEMBER 
 

 25 CAM County Drags.

      

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