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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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.