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Last Thursday of every month: Hamilton Cock & Bull Classic Car Cruise-in 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. First Sunday of every month: Breakfast with the Cars 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. January 15–24, 2016: Vero International Festival of Historic Motoring 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. Registration for the event opened way back in February 2, 2015 and is available online, along with other info, at historicmotoring.co.nz. January 15–17, 22–24: NZ Festival of Motor Racing Porsche Festival New Zealand’s largest historic motor sport event takes place over two weekends at Hampton Downs circuit in the North Waikato, and, this year, the event celebrates Stuttgart’s finest, with Porsches the stars of the show on both weekends. The Porsche Club of New Zealand, in partnership with the event organizers, is also inviting all Porsche owners to participate in a record attempt to line up the most Porsches ever assembled in one place at one time in New Zealand. For more information, visit: nzfmr.com. January 17: Rotorua Vintage and Veteran Car Club Third Annual Car Show 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. The proceeds will go 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 or by emailing email@example.com. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org. nz or head on line to the club’s website, rotoruavintagecarclub.org.nz. January 31: Wheels with Attitude & Swap Meet To be held at the Dannevirke A&P Showgrounds, located on High Street, from 10am to 2pm. All types of vehicles are invited, including vintage cars, classics, hot rods, tractors, trucks, buses, and motorcycles. There will also be vintage farm machinery, such as stationary engines, pumps, mowers, etc. Entry charges are $2 for exhibitor’s vehicles (including passengers), $5 for swap-meet stallholders, $2 for adults, and $1 for children. For more information, phone 06 374 7620, visit wheelswithattitude.nz, or email email@example.com. February 5-7: Skope Classic Three days of great motorsport at Mike Pero Motorsport Park in Christchurch sees on-track action from PKMC Mainland Muscle Cars to F5000 single-seaters, as well as the best classic and historic sports cars, saloons and single-seaters. This year, the event will also host a celebration on vintage racing cars. For more information, visit: canterburycarclub.co.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 child entry, $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. February 14: 43rd Ellerslie Intermarque Concours d’elegance and Classic Car Show 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, with 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. The 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. February 19–21: Evolution Motorsport Classic Speedfest This annual event, held at Teretonga Park — Invercargill’s home of motor racing — will feature on-track action from Classic Saloons to sports and racing cars, historic touring cars, Clubmans Saloons, Mainland Muscle Cars, and Pre 65 Saloons. For more information, visit teretonga.org.nz. February 20–21: Canterbury All Ford Celebration Weekend Comprising the Henry Ford Memorial Run — a unique late afternoon / early evening format — to be held on Saturday, February 20, and the All Ford Day Showcase Display at the Air Force Museum, Wigram, on Sunday, February 21. Email Garry Jackson for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org February 24–27: Americarna 2016 With a packed programme of events, this popular show will once again be based in New Plymouth. This year, as well as evening activities, there will be scenic runs out to places of interest — including Pukeiti Gardens, Sentry Hill Winery, and Barnett’s Private Car Collection — as well as a cruise up the Forgotten Highway to the Republic of Whangamomona. Of course, Americarna 2016 will culminate in the traditional parade through the New Plymouth CBD. For more details, visit americarna.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. 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. Prices: $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, at 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 email@example.com, or visit hbbritishandeurocarclub.co.nz. March 13: Classic Motoring Society Annual Vehicle Display This is the fifth year of this Classic Motoring Marlborough event. Last year, 320 vehicles were involved. This time we ask that you support us and get your truck, car, or boat out to display to the public to increase our numbers further. Get your club together and come and make a outing of it. $5 entry fee, with all proceeds benefiting the Hospice Marlborough. Food and drink will be available on site. Further information is available from Patrick Pascoe, ph. 027 442 1786 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 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.