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 AUGUST 
 

 3 Orewa Cruise Night from 7pm ‘til late. Meet at Muldoon’s 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 Palmerston North Swapmeet at Manfield, Fielding.
 

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

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

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

  10 Palmy dinner cruise. Departing Supercheap, Rangitikei St, Palmerston North at 6.30pm.
 

  12 Winter Drag Wars at Meremere Dragway. Info at www.dragway.co.nz
 

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

  19 Zone 2 Memorial Run in Auckland hosted by North Shore R&CC, Hibiscus Rodders and East Bay Rods.
 

  19 Below Zero Cruise number 3 hosted by Fielding R&CC. Coach House Museum, South St, Feilding, Show’n’shine 12 to 1pm then a cruise, prizegiving & free sausage sizzle 2.30. Cost is $5pp, kids free. Info: Graham 06 324 8606 027 393 6310   26 Western Bays Annual Show.
 

  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

 

 SEPTEMBER 
 

 2 "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.
 

  2 Fathers Day Show ‘n Shine hosted by Ram Rodders at CBK, Perry St, Masterton from 10am. $2 donation to prostate cancer. Park your cars before 10am, outside CBK, Perry St, Masterton. Registration $12 and includes a $2 donation to Prostate Cancer. Earlybird registrations go in a draw to win one of four $50 prizes. There will be the usual prize classes, as well as spot prizes.
Email ramrodders@yahoo.com or visit their Facebook page
 

  2 Father’s Day Drags presented by the American Muscle Car Club at Meremere Dragway.
 

  2 Wellington 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.
 

 7 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.
 

  7-9 Snow Run hosted by Taupo R&CC at Tongariro Holiday Park.
 

  9 Guide Dog Fun Run hosted by Capital Rodders. Meet at New World carpark in Tawa.
 

  9 Swapmeet and breakfast hosted by Oogah in Swanson, Auckland.
 

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

  13-16 Kaikoura Hop. A four-day event. Info at www.kaikourahop.co.nz.
 

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

  16 Historic racing swapmeet at Pukekohe A&P Showgrounds.
 

  16 Western Bays Show in Porirua from 10am.
 

  16 Henry Ford Memorial Day Display & Swapmeet hosted by The Waikato Mustang Owners Club at Claudlands Showground, Hamilton with entry at Gate 4 on Brooklyn Rd. Gates open fom 8am. Invitation to you and your club to celebrate the vehicles of Henry Ford from the turn of the 19th century to the present. Rain date of 7th October. Details call Bob on 027 478 5912 or Paul on 027 548 8145.
 

  21-23 Tornadoes’ 50th Anniversary. Friday night at the clubrooms the bar is open (cash only) for a meet & greet, weekend info etc with light nibbles (supper). Saturday: meet at 9am at the clubrooms for an open day & car display. General public are invited to view cars parked up from 10am on the street and in the empty section opposite Waldrons Earthmoving. Clubrooms will be open again for refreshments and food. At 2pm leave for optional short local run – ending back in Timaru. From 6pm onwards Club rooms bar open (cash only). Later; Social get-together with DJ Vinyl man entertaining. Clubmembers’ photos from past years will be on continuous slide show throughout the evening. Participants urged to bring along any memorabilia from past Tornado's runs for display. Supper provided. Sunday morning from 8am there’s breakfast at the clubrooms
Activity after breakfast to be decided. Farewells.
 

  21-22 Street Machines & Customs 41st Birthday Bash and Blossom Festival in Tauranga on Chadwick Rd from 10am ‘til 2pm. Info: Call Greig on 07 543 0803.
 

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

  30 Swapmeet hosted by Matamata Rod & Custom Club at Mangawhero Road, Matamata.
 

  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

 

 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 premiere 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
 

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

  14 Papakura Swapmeet at Ardmore Airport, Airfield Road.
 

  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.
 

  20-22 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 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 Auckland. Live bands, car displays, makeovers, fashion show, high tea, Miss Pinup and even a vintage bake-off. Plus many vendors selling a wide range of retro and vintage-inspired products. Visit www.veryvintage.co.nz or on Facebook: The Very Vintage Day Out.
 

  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.
 

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

  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.
 

  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 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
 

  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.
 

  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
 

  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.
 

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

 

 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.
 

  20-23 Americarna, Taranaki. 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.
 

  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
 

  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. 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 
 

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

 

  JUNE  

 

  15-16 LA Roadster Show. Dates and program to be confirmed.
 

  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.


  
 

 

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