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Held from 5pm on­wards; spon­sored prizes, dis­counted drinks, plat­ters. All wel­come, car go­ing or not. Come and meet like-minded peo­ple. To make an en­quiry, phone Archie on 07 855 1071, or email clas­s­ic­cars13@xtra.co.nz. Vil­lage Green, Mars­den Road, Pai­hia, 8.30am to 10am. If it’s got wheels and it’s a bit dif­fer­ent, we want to see it. En­quiries to Tracy on 0274 983 557 or email Bay of Is­lands Wine Tours at info@to­tal­tours.co.nz. The Auck­land Mus­tang Own­ers Club in­vites past and present mem­bers of the club to cel­e­brate the club’s 40th an­niver­sary. The cel­e­bra­tions will take the form of an af­ter­noon tea gath­er­ing at the club’s rooms, with a cruise open to all at­ten­dees. If you would like to at­tend the cel­e­bra­tions, please email auck­land.mus­tang@gmail.com or phone Tony on 09 411 8380, with your name and the num­ber in your party. On re­ceipt of your email or call, the club will ad­vise you of the spe­cific de­tails of the day. Starts 10am from the Am­ber­ley St Johns Am­bu­lance head­quar­ters, next to the Hu­runui District Coun­cil, Carters Road, Am­ber­ley. Free NZ Clas­sic Car mag­a­zine to all en­trants, plus many other prizes. Tour is on all-sealed scenic back-coun­try roads. Bring pic­nic lunch (coffee shop at start venue). Event open to all types of clas­sic ve­hi­cles, plus all sports cars and con­vert­ibles, ir­re­spec­tive of year of man­u­fac­ture. See our Face­book page, ‘North Can­ter­bury Clas­sic Tour’. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Trevor Stan­ley on 03 314 8628 or email stan­car­_nzcc@hot­mail.com. Or­ga­nized by The Coun­try Gen­tle­men’s His­toric Rac­ing and Sportscar Club, this event is suit­able for all types of ve­hi­cles. The course is an ex­cit­ing and test­ing piece of, now re­dun­dant, SH 1 and fea­tures both up­hill and down­hill sec­tions. The venue is 90 min­utes north of Christchurch. Car clubs are wel­come to park in the pad­dock; all spectators wel­come. A spe­cial day of mo­tor sport! For an in­vi­ta­tion to en­ter, con­tact John Bain on 027 274 5279 or email the­bains@xtra.co.nz New Zealand (Welling­ton). As al­ways, the event will start with en­trants meet­ing at the Fell Lo­co­mo­tive Mu­seum in Feather­ston at 11am for an 11.30 de­par­ture to Lake Ferry, where par­tic­i­pants can talk over a pic­nic lunch or stroll across to the Lake Ferry Ho­tel for a pub meal. The driv­ers’ briefing will take place at 11.20am by the big oak tree out­side the mu­seum. As well as clas­sic Sun­beams, or­ga­niz­ers wel­come all other car club mem­bers on the day — and, in­deed, also wel­come peo­ple who don’t be­long to a car club. The day is all about driv­ing clas­sic cars and meet­ing and talk­ing to fel­low en­thu­si­asts — it isn’t about be­long­ing to a club. In the past, the event has been at­tended by English, Amer­i­can, Ital­ian, and French cars, while clubs rep­re­sented have in­cluded the Con­struc­tors Car Club, Corvette Club, Capri Car Club, Mus­tang Own­ers Club, and Early Amer­i­can Car Club, as well as many other smaller clubs. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the event con­venor, Bryan Atkins: ph./fax 04 562 7424 or email atkinsbm@gmail.com. This event will cel­e­brate 60 years of the MGA, 20 years of the MGF, and 60 years of the BMC Com­pe­ti­tions Depart­ment, fea­tur­ing com­pe­ti­tion cars from MG, Mini, and Austin-healey. It will be held at Vel­lenoweth Green, St He­liers, from 11am. All are wel­come. For fur­ther de­tails, con­tact An­drew Wal­bran at mg­mad@clear.net.nz. Sched­uled to take place in Dunedin, this event will be the 10th in­ter­na­tional rally held by the Vin­tage Car Club of New Zealand Inc. The fes­ti­val has evolved over the years, and there are now sig­nif­i­cant num­bers of vin­tage mo­tor­cy­cles, as well as vin­tage, vet­eran, and clas­sic cars. For more info, visit his­toric­mo­tor­ing.co.nz. This an­nual car show will be held from 9am to 4pm at the Ro­torua Vil­lage Green lake­front — en­trance off Whakaue Street, be­tween Fen­ton and Tu­tanekai Streets. Show car driv­ers and vis­i­tors will be asked for a gold-coin do­na­tion, with pro­ceeds go­ing to St John New Zealand. All ve­hi­cles of spe­cial in­ter­est are wel­come, par­tic­u­larly vet­eran, vin­tage, and clas­sic cars. Bring pic­nic lunches and re­fresh­ments, or visit the cafes close by in the Eat Street precinct. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact David Tom­lin­son, on 07 357 2712, email dave@tom­lin­son.co.nz or ro­torua@vcc.org.nz, or visit the club web­site, ro­toru­avin­tage­car­club.org.nz.

Fe­bru­ary 7: Galaxy of Cars and Swap Meet

Vin­tage and Clas­sic Car Show, Cars of In­ter­est, Great Au­to­mo­tive Swap Meet — grow­ing ev­ery year. To be held at Western Springs Speed­way Sta­dium, the swap meet will start at 7.30am, with a car show at 10am. Prices: swap-meet sell-site, $15; adult en­try, $12; and chil­dren, $5. Club and show cars by reg­is­tra­tion. This is a New Lynn Lions pro­ject, with all prof­its ben­e­fit­ing a chil­dren’s char­ity. En­quiries to Noel Moun­tjoy on 021 642 688 or email moun­tjoy@sling­shot.co.nz. Our love af­fair with cars will be the fo­cus of the coun­try’s old­est and largest clas­sic car show at Eller­slie on Fe­bru­ary 14 — which also hap­pens to be Saint Valen­tine’s Day. The Eller­slie show in­volves more than 75 car clubs and at­tracts 700–800 clas­sic ex­hibitors as well as top pres­tige and per­for­mance new-car deal­er­ships and com­pa­nies in­volved in restora­tion in­dus­tries. The dis­play theme for the 43rd NZ Clas­sic Car Mag­a­zine Eller­slie In­ter­mar­que Concours and Clas­sic Car show is ‘Love Story’ — though how that will be in­ter­preted by clubs is, at this stage, any­one’s guess. For many, the at­trac­tion to this event is the Concours d’el­e­gance, in which New Zealand’s best restora­tions — and of­ten the coun­try’s most valu­able cars — vie for top hon­ours, along with teams en­tered by clubs, the win­ners host­ing the next event. There will also be The Pad­dock, a dis­play of clas­sics whose own­ers are not af­fil­i­ated with any club, and the Sur­vivors Class, a com­pe­ti­tion for un­re­stored ve­hi­cles with orig­i­nal bodywork, paint, and up­hol­stery. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit concours.org.nz

Fe­bru­ary 14: Bri­tish Car Day

Come and en­joy the 30th an­niver­sary of the Bri­tish Car Day at Tren­tham Me­mo­rial Park, Up­per Hutt, from 10am to 2pm. The Bri­tish Car Club wel­comes one and all to a nos­tal­gic day out to ad­mire Bri­tish ve­hi­cles from vin­tage to new, rang­ing from buses to trucks to sta­tion­ary en­gines. Clubs can com­pete for the club tro­phy, but you don’t need to be a mem­ber of a club to par­tic­i­pate and com­pete for the Peo­ple’s Choice tro­phy. Good food and coffee will be avail­able, plus a va­ri­ety of stalls. Cost will be $5 per dis­play ve­hi­cle or a gold-coin do­na­tion to spec­tate. Prof­its will be do­nated to the Welling­ton Free Am­bu­lance. En­try will be via the Bar­ton Road en­trance. En­quiries to Lyn or Keith Shack­le­ton on 04 973 290 or email the­shacks@par­adise.net.nz.

March 6: Auck­land Clas­sic Brit and Euro Car Show

To be held at Lloyd Elsmore Park, Paku­ranga, close to the How­ick His­tor­i­cal Vil­lage, from 10am to 3pm. El­i­gi­ble cars must be of Bri­tish or Euro­pean ori­gin. Spe­cial dis­play for non– car club clas­sic cars. Free en­try to the pub­lic, with do­na­tions sought for a named char­ity. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit bri­teu­ro­carshow.nz.

March 13: Wheels on Wind­sor

To be held at Wind­sor Park, Grove Road, Hast­ings, from 9am to 3pm. Come to beau­ti­ful sunny Hast­ings and en­joy a fine dis­play of clas­sic ve­hi­cles in park-like sur­round­ings. All tra­di­tional and mod­ern clas­sic ve­hi­cles wel­come, in­clud­ing Bri­tish, Euro­pean, Aus­tralian, Ja­panese, Amer­i­can, mil­i­tary ve­hi­cles, and clas­sic mo­tor­bikes. Food and coffee will be avail­able at the venue, as well as en­ter­tain­ment for the kids. Spot prizes ga­lore to be won all day, with cat­e­gory prize-giv­ing at 2.30pm. Price: $5 en­try for dis­play ve­hi­cles, pub­lic en­try by gold coin, ben­e­fit­ing the Brain In­jury As­so­ci­a­tion (HB) Inc. On Satur­day, March 12 — the day be­fore the event — there will be a tour through Fara­day Cen­tre tech­nol­ogy mu­seum in Napier, leav­ing from Wind­sor Park at 2pm, with a cost of $7 per head. This will be fol­lowed by a scenic drive and din­ner. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Robyn on 021 222 3152, email rbn­boyce@gmail.com, or visit hbbri­tis­han­deu­ro­car­club.co.nz.

March 20: Twin Rivers Mo­tor­ing Ex­trav­a­ganza

Or­ga­nized by the Ro­tary Club of Avon­head, this event will be held at the A&P Show­grounds, Curletts Road, Christchurch. This event is now a pop­u­lar Christchurch mo­tor­ing ex­trav­a­ganza, pro­vid­ing all car clubs and all own­ers with the op­por­tu­nity to dis­play their ve­hi­cles on the grass fields of the show­grounds. All makes, mod­els, types, styles, and ages are wel­come, with an en­try fee of $15 — if it has wheels, bring it. Af­ter much soul-search­ing, it has been de­cided that a pa­rade will again be in­cor­po­rated as an op­tional fea­ture; it was not held last year but pop­u­lar de­mand has seen it re­in­stated. Des­ig­nated ar­eas can be set aside for car clubs and spe­cial groups. Make this a fam­ily day at a very at­trac­tive and spa­cious venue. A va­ri­ety of en­ter­tain­ment will be pro­vided, as well as food and re­fresh­ment stalls. Prizes for Best Bri­tish, Best Amer­i­can, Best Aus­tralian, Best Euro­pean, and Best Ja­panese cars. Con­tact Graeme Mcvicar on 027 534 1330, or visit our web­site: face­book.com/twin­river­scarpa­rade.

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