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  FEBRUARY  

 

 3-5 Downtown Rod & Custom Club 40th Anniversary. For more info email Brent at bjma@xtra.co.nz.
 

 4 Southern Nationals at Motueka. Rain date 5th Feb. Info at www.nzdra.co.nz
 

 4-5 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 Junior Dragster Nationals at Meremere Dragway. Info: www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

 4-6 Whitestone Rodders Campout at Dansy's Pass.
 

 5 Comp Meeting #3 at Meremere Dragway. Info: www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

 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 Moonshine’s All American Car day at Trentham Racecourse, Trentham.
 

 5 Oamaru Whitestone Breakfast moved to Maheno now.
 

 6 Wheels Twilight Run. New start point and changed cruise route. Assemble at the BIG carpark at the corner of Appian Way and Oteha Valley Road in Albany at 3pm. An NZHRA sanctioned event. Contact Dave 021521766
 

 9 BBQ Run to Steve Allen’s hosted by Southern Street Rodders.
 

 10 Fish and Chips at Rangiora.
 

 11 One-day Hot Rod picnic hosted by Wellington Chev Club at Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt.
 

 11 Morrinsville Motorama Show ‘n’ Shine, then Mystery Cruise. 12pm - Moorhouse Street, Drive-In Movie – Avenue Rd. Gates open 6pm – movie 9pm. Entry - carload $25.

 12 Morrinsville Motorama. 7am gates open – Avenue Rd. Automotive swapmeet only, trade stalls, prizegiving, Miss Retro Motorama plus entertainment. Entry - show cars $5, walk-ins (per person) $5 and public cars $10 (parked, passengers free) More info: www.yankeehaulers.co.nz
 

 12 Super Chevy Sunday hosted by the Chev Car Club at Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt.
 

 15 Harbour City Mid-week Run.
 

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

 17-19 Scenic City 50th Anniversary & Rod Run.
 

 17-18-19 Classic Cover Pre 49 Street Rod Nationals 20th Anniversary weekend. Oceanside Street Rods are pleased to announce they’ll be running the 20th Anniversary Pre ‘49s at the Wairakei Resort in Taupo. After running the very first Pre ‘49s in 1997 they decided it would be fitting to make the 20th a very memorable and special event for everyone. The event will be based at the Wairakei Resort. We have had a massive response from the Pre-49 Rodders. Your support has been overwhelming. Oceanside Pre-‘49 Event Committee would like to thank all of you who have entered. In excess of 180 of the finest Pre-‘49 Street Rods in New Zealand will be attending. Entries have now reached capacity and have closed as from 16th July 2017. The organisers are very sorry to advise they can no longer accept enquiries for the waiting list for the event. Those who are already on the waiting list will be accepted subject to any cancellations received. www.pre49streetrodnationals.co.nz. Over the weekend program there will be a Public Display of the Pre-‘49 Hot Rods on Saturday 18th February 2017 from 10am-2pm at Riverside Park, Taupo.
 

 19 Galaxy of Cars at Western Springs, Auckland.
 

 21-25 Mainstream Americarna’s 10th Anniversary. Registration is now open on the website. Next year is their 10th anniversary so they’re planning a few additional benefits like the Classic Cover Welcome Party on the Wednesday evening. There will also be the return of the farewell party on the Saturday night. Cars will be welcomed in the New Plymouth CBD for the Friday night cruise by the New Plymouth City Band and they will also be performing again in town on the Saturday. There are a number of other things planned which will be a surprise for you all as well as those in town enjoying the Friday night cruise. Word is out that next year will be very well attended, so they're doing additional planning with the police to ensure we have the least amount of disruption coming into the city from Hawera on the Friday night. Mangorei Road just goes off and we want ALL entrants to enjoy the atmosphere of driving down on your way into the CBD.
They’re working on all sorts at the moment, some will be advised and others will be a pleasant surprise. Their official accommodation providers are listed on their website www.americarna.com
 

 23 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.
 

 24 Cruise night hosted by Wellington Rodders from 8.30pm.
 

 25th Hanmer Motorfest at Hanmer Springs Domain.
 

 25 The Mount Shop Nitro Shootout Top Fuel Trans Tasman Challenge and Comp 4 at Meremere Dragway. NZ takes on Australia in Top Fuel plus a full support program. Info: www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

 26 Caffeine & Classics 4th Anniversary. Caffeine & Classics is a brunch-style event held on the last Sunday of every month and 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 which are present. The event is held from 9am – 12pm at Smales Farm car park, Northcote Rd, Takapuna, beside the motorway and just 5km north of the Auckland Harbour Bridge.  There is plenty of easy parking. Caffeine & Classics has become New Zealand’s biggest monthly meet.  With numbers ranging from 200 to over 700 vehicles every month it is a great place for like-minded enthusiasts to get together. For the 4th anniversary celebrations on 26th Feb (this month) there will be a FREE gift upon entry of a pack of “Q-Clean” (valued at $40.00) for the first 500 vehicles.  Q-Clean is a combination of natural polymers and cleaners to remove dirt and grime safely and efficiently from automotive surfaces without using water.  Q-Clean is used and recommended by car cleaning professionals and there will be demonstrations to show you how good and easy it is to use. So come and join us!  All car & bike enthusiasts are welcome. For more information visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineAndClassics


 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.
 

 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 in to. 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 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 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.
 

 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 Rodder's. 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.
 

 21-23 Road Runners 50th anniversary at Solway Park Hotel in Masterton.
 

 23 Sponsors & crew fun day at Meremere Dragway. Info: www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

 28 Cruise night hosted by Wellington Rodders from 8.30pm.
 

 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..
 

 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

 

 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.
 

 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.
 

 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
 

 TBA Zone 2 Memorial Run.

   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

 

 SEPTEMBER
 

 3 Father’s Day Drags hosted by the American Muscle Car Club at Meremere.
 

 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.
 

 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 

 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
 

 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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