9–11 November The Sound / MG Car Club MG Classic
The MG Car Club’s MG Classic motor race meeting, now in its 33rd year, is the longest continuously running race meeting in New Zealand. The 2018 event will run over three days — Friday, 9 November to Sunday, 11 November — at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon in Feilding.
Friday will be a practice day, then the weekend will be filled with back-toback racing — no delays between the bursts of excitement. Customarily, there are 40 races over the weekend
meeting, with lunchtime rides on the track for the cost of a small donation to one of the organizer’s chosen charities, the Cancer Society and Karahands.
The event has become notable for its large classic grids, with the class divided into three broadly similar speed groupings. The popular Historic Muscle Cars (HMC) will be back, with their colourful and noisy display, as will the Historic Sports Sedans (HSC) and Pre 65s. Also worth the admission price will be the New Zealand Sports Cars and Formula Libre class, whose members put up a close racing spectacle with their purpose-built racing cars. For those who enjoy open-wheel racing, there is the Historic Single Seaters class,
and not forgetting the Open class, in which more modern cars that are not eligible for other classes can compete.
For the first time, there will also be a Tranzam class, which will bring plenty of excitement and pace to challenge the muscle cars for spectator popularity.
The variety of the field at this meeting is not matched at other meetings and well worth the $25-perday price of admission. Children under 14 are free if accompanied by an adult.
Anyone interested in competing this year or in the future can contact the organizers through the MG Classic Racing Facebook page or website, mgcarclub.org.nz.