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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. 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, Barnett’s Private Car Collection and 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 & 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. $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 Marlborough Annual Vehicle Display This is the fifth year of this Classic Motoring Marlborough event, which involved 320 vehicles last year. 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 an outing of it. Entry will be $5, with all proceeds benefiting the Hospice Marlborough. Food and drink will be available on-site. Further information is available from Patrick Pascoe, phone 027 442 1786, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. March 13: Purewa Cemetery Open Day Classic and vintage cars and hearses will be on display at the first Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium Open Day on Sunday, March 13. Located at 4 Parsons Road, Meadowbank, Auckland, the open day will be a family-friendly event designed to involve the community in the rich history and new technology offered at Purewa. From 10am to 4pm, there will be guided tours of the chapels and crematorium, also covering the famous and infamous buried there. Refreshments, entertainment, and a parade of cars and hearses will provide a fun focus. 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 day 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 to once again incorporate a parade 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 head online to visit our facebook page, facebook.com/twinriverscarparade. April 3: North Canterbury Classic Tour This is the 14th year of this popular tour. Meet at Hi-tech Building Systems, 656 Wairakei Road, Russley, Christchurch (next to Bel Air Gardens and Stewarts Classic Car Collection). All classic vehicles welcome: cars, vans, utes, trucks, campers, and motorcycles — any age, body style, type, or condition. All entrants will receive a free New Zealand Classic Car magazine. Registration will be from 9am, with the tour departing progressively from 9.30am. Entries will close off at 10am, and the fee will be $15 per vehicle. Entry numbers have varied from 78 (in 2003) to 252 (in 2007); the average number of entries is 142. Organized by Trevor Stanley-joblin, ph. 03 314 8628, fax 03 314 8618, email stancar_nzcc@hotmail. com. April 10: All Ford Day, Falcon Farewell Auckland’s All Ford Day rolls back into Smales Farm, Takapuna. Gates will open from the Taharoto Road entry for show cars from 8.30am and for the public from 10am till 2pm. Entry for show cars and driver will be free, passengers and public $10, and under 13s free. There will be trade displays, competitions, children’s events, food, attractions, and an exclusive bonus for entrants. We are pleased to announce Variety — The Children’s Charity as the primary beneficiary, and the North Shore Hospice as our secondary charity. Check out the website for updates and look for ‘Auckland All Ford Day’ on Facebook.
April 22–25: Jowett Car Club National Rally, Whanganui
Cars will travel to Whanganui from north of Auckland and from the South Island. Vehicles will consist mainly of Javelin saloon cars, Jupiter sports cars, and Bradford trucks and vans. All vehicles have the Jowett trademark horizontally opposed engines. The best place to view the cars will be on the morning of Saturday, April 23, from 10am till 11.30am, at the Whanganui War Memorial Centre, Watt Street (Queens Park), Whanganui. For further information, visit jowettnz.net, or call 021 827 148.
May 30–June 1: Queen’s Birthday on Queen’s Wharf
Queen’s Birthday on Queens Wharf is a free annual event that brings the best bits of Great Britain to downtown Auckland in a three-day event attracting more than 80,000 people. As part of the celebration, British sports, music, objects, food, culture, and machines are all displayed throughout Shed 10, The Cloud, and Queens Wharf, and all shared with the attending public. Cars are the crown in the jewel of this event — with vehicles spanning 100 years of British motoring history being displayed by clubs and retailers. New Mclaren, Bentley, and Aston Martin models share floor space with old MGS, Daimlers, Minis, a double-decker London bus, and brand-new Jaguars. Places are available for British car clubs now — contact email@example.com to book a space to display your vehicles.
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