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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 clas­s­ic­cars13@xtra.co.nz. 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 info@to­tal­tours.co.nz. 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 dave@tom­lin­son.co.nz. Al­ter­na­tively, email ro­torua@vcc.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 dvke­wheelsclub@hot­mail.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 moun­tjoy@sling­shot.co.nz. 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 the­shacks@par­adise.net.nz. 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: gsj.ads@xtra.co.nz 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 rbn­boyce@gmail.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 p.pas­coe@xtra.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. 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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