DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH
Culture — Backstreet Car Meet hit the calendar last year, achieving everything it set out to. The laid-back day out has now arranged to take over all of Harwood Street, Hamilton, on December 2, for a celebration of Kiwi car culture — with a focus on low-riders, kustoms, hot rods, bikes, and pre-’87 Japanese and European cars — dedicated to bringing different car scenes and like-minded people together. There will be a range of prizes on offer, and the day will end with a casual cruise. Entry will be via gold-coin donation, with all proceeds going towards the Dream Chaser Foundation. The show will begin at 12pm, and any queries can be directed to the Culture — Backstreet Car Meet page on Facebook. SummerJam is about to hit ASB Baypark, Tauranga, promising a day for car enthusiasts young and old to celebrate summer and the best of the New Zealand car scene! With an outdoor car display, dedicated cruise route, trade stands, food vendors, DJs, cash and prize giveaways, and much more, this is going to be a sweet lead-in to summer. More event information, including entry costs, can be found on the Downtime Entertainment Facebook page. Lock in the weekend of January 13–14, 2018 and get ready for the 4 Guys Autobarn Legends of Bathurst meeting — a weekend celebrating all things Bathurst. The event, which will be held at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, will be headlined by a special celebration of the ‘Legends of Bathurst’, including not only vehicles that have competed at the legendary track but also drivers. Expect to see the likes of Dick Johnson, Jim Richards, Steve Richards, Craig Lowndes, Greg Murphy, John Bowe — the list goes on! Of course, there will be exhibition laps featuring the star cars and drivers, as well as a thoroughly juicy racing schedule including Enzed Central Muscle Cars. To book your tickets, or for further information, visit hamptondowns.com/nzfmr.