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 DECEMBER 

 

 18 Mid West Breakfast from 8am at Columbus Coffee in Mitre 10 Mega Westgate. The Cafe offers all rodders attending, a discount on their breakfast plus a chance to win a prize in a lucky draw. Mitre 10 Mega also make a choice of their favourite vehicle on the day and at 10am give away a bucket of CRC products to the winner.
 

 18 Kev’s Picnic BBQ Run hosted by Southern Street Rodders.
 

 27-29 Provincial Rod Run hosted by Greymouth Rodders.
 

 27 Pirtek NZ Summer Nationals at Taupo. Info at www.nzdra.co.nz
 

 29 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.
 

 30 Cruise night hosted by Wellington Rodders from 8.30pm.

 2017 

  

 JANUARY 
 

 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 hosted by Kustoms at their clubrooms, McLeans Island, Christchurch.
 

 7 Black Swamp Rod Run at Mangawhai. Theme – Back To School. Register from 9am at
Mangawhai Beach School carpark – Insley Street Mangawhai Village. Briefing 10am for 10.45 start. Entry fee $15 per car. Cruise the coastal road to Waipu and return to Mangawhai’s Black Swamp Road Orchard for family afternoon. Hot food and cold drinks available on site – support the Paparoa Lions. Live Band – Slick Back Rockabilly 1 – 5pm.
 

 8 All American and Others Car Display and Swapmeet hosted by Golden Bay Rodders at Marchwood Park, Motueka. Display and swappers arrive between 8am and 10am. Open to the public 10am to 3pm. Swappers $5 per site, driver free, others $2 and children $1.
 

 8 Back to Work Run hosted by Rod Benders in Christchurch.
 

 13 Fish and Chips at Rangiora
 

 14 Comp Meeting #2 Night Speed Drag Wars 2 at Meremere Dragway. Info: www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

 15 Rain Date for Comp Meeting#2.
 

 21 Cromwell Car Show
 

 21-22 Jack Daniels Kumeu Classic Car & Hot Rod Festival 2017. The show sheds will feature a model car display and competition. The Model Car Club will be making model cars and displaying them. Construction Zone – car rebuilds. Guys getting cars built or building cars which are uncompleted and this year they’ve opened it up to cars getting built at companies, and they can advertise their parts used in the build. There’s a young guy who’s been coming for the last three years and putting his car on display, and if you’ve been going to show prior you will see the changes over the last year and it is his first build. Also featuring are airbrushing displays and competitions: Tony Vail from AU has been coming for the last 6-7 years with his display of airbrushing. Profits from any work sold go to Kids Can. Motorbike display: Harley Davidsons from new and old, all customised and some have just been brought in from America and even a couple of bikes from West Coast Choppers. Top Alcohol Drag Racing will be doing fire-ups of their funny cars during the day. Attendees can have the opportunity to talk to the drivers and maybe an opportunity to sit in the seat while its firing! Pin-up Competition - Miss (up to 12yrs) Ms (13-25) and Mrs (25+) Kumeu. Tower Cranes New Zealand (TCNZ) are providing extra outside entertainment in the oval with a 200m high tower to drop cars from to show the impact of what can happen if you crash at speed. They will also have a display of their vehicles and cranes.
One of the standouts is the entry price hasn’t changed in over 10 years! Now that’s something you don’t see very often these days. Times: Show hours are Saturday 7am to 6pm, and Sunday 8am to 5pm. Entry pricing: $15 for adults (Sat & Sun entry) and under-12s free. Outdoor Classic Car and Hot Rod Display, Drivers free - No cert required. Free parking - No dogs and no bikes or cruising allowed on grounds. (in this includes mobile chilli bins and couches) 70+ trade displays, 25+ food vendors and a kids play area with special voucher deal. Swap sites are available. 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/
 

 22 Otaihanga Picnic 50th Anniversary hosted by Roadrunners.
 

 26 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.
 

 26-29 Cruise Martinborough.
 

 26 Rangiora Street Rod Show & Beauty Comp from 6-9pm (Rangiora streets closed) Bands and stalls plus 80-90 cars. Contact Marty 027 653204)
 

 27-29 Trillo Metals Muscle Car Madness #27.  To quote an old saying 'if it was too easy everybody would go'. The latest earth quake certainly hasn't helped things for this year’s event but north islanders are determined to attend. Muscle Car Madness is hosting Marineland street rods as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations. The event features two American 1932 Ford hi-boys attending as part of a complete tour of New Zealand. Add to this the great rockabilly band the 'Hillbilly Hellcats' from Colorado, plus 9 other bands, 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
 

 27 Cruise night hosted by Wellington Rodders from 8.30pm.
 

 27-30 Surf City Rod Run, Gisborne. Rod Run /Streetkhana based at the Waikanae Motor Camp, Grey Street, Gisborne. Contact: Bear: 0274 439 955 or Sue: 027 677 1102; Email bearandsue@xtra.co.nz or Grub: 0274 433 323; Email grubshaz@xtra.co.nz
 

 27-29 Hibiscus Beach Festival. Pre-registration is now open and car owners who pre-register get an extra chance to win a six-night trip for two to Los Angeles. Entry is open to pre-1975 cars or any of American origin, and car numbers are limited to 500 on any given day to ensure the event runs smoothly. All Beach Festival entrants will get an entry in the trip prize with their goody bag at the gate, but car owners pre-registering before January 15 will automatically get an extra entry with their festival pack and programme. Passengers and members of the public can also buy programmes to enter the prize draw. Plus plenty of other great prizes up for grabs. The event program will include hot rods in the park on Friday evening, followed by a drive-in movie, then the main Beach Festival event at the Orewa Reserve on Saturday, plus Saturday evening events. On Sunday, a show ’n’ shine on Orewa’s main street will be followed by a cruise, lunch plus lots of entertainment and contests, including the Ms V8 Chick contest for women car owners, and the popular Miss Hibiscus Vintage competition, which debuted at this year’s Hibiscus Rodders Beach Festival. To pre-register, go to hibiscusrodders.co.nz  or for more information contact: Sharon Morris, Show Co-ordinator, email: smorris@vodafone.co.nz  or call 027 457 8712
 

 28 Wheels on the coast at Westport.
 

 29 Four & Rotary Nationals at Meremere Dragway. Info: www.meremeredragway.co.nz
 

 29 Drag Racing at Ruapuna. Round Three IHRA National Series – Southern Nationals. Street cars, street bikes, comp cars, comp bikes. All racers welcome. Details at www.pbdrc.co.nz

 

 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 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.
 

 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.
 

 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.
 

 25 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

 

 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 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 American Muscle Car Show at the Te Pai Netball Centre, Henderson.
 

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

 12 Soprano’s Picnic at Tokomaru, Horseshoe Bend.
 

 12 Super Southern Swap Meet at Kustoms Car Club, McLeans Island, Christchurch.
 

 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 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
 

 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
 

 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.
 

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

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

 28 Cruise night hosted by Wellington Rodders from 8.30pm.

 

 MAY

 

 6-7 Marineland Swapmeet & Run in Napier.

 

 JUNE

 

 JULY 

 

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

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

 

 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
 

 Zone 2 Memorial Run. 
 

 SEPTEMBER
 

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

 

 OCTOBER
 

 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.


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