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GENERAL EVENTS For Basis mail-order enquiries, ph. 03 572 8880. The parts you want — from the people you can trust — at prices you can afford!
First Sunday of every month: Breakfast with the Cars
Village Green, Marsden Rd, 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 email@example.com.
Last Sunday of every month: Caffeine and Classics
Protecta Insurance brings you Caffeine and Classics — a monthly brunch open to all vehicles and held on the last Sunday of each month at Smales Farm, just 5km north of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. From 9am to 12pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 7: Auckland Mustang Owners Club Auction
To be held at the Northern Sports Car Club rooms, Mount Richmond Domain, 1110 Great South Road, Otahuhu, 3pm to 6pm. The Auckland Mustang Owners Club is hosting a monster auction to raise funds for its upcoming convention. Items include, but are not limited to, tool chests, socket/wrench sets, kitchen appliances, art work, kiddies’ toys, automotive items and vouchers, plus some unique offerings — something for everyone! Come along support the club and have a great afternoon spending money. Complimentary snack food available, and the bar will be open!
May 15: The Sound MG Charity Classic Race Meeting
Manfeild Park Circuit, Feilding. This 18th annual event is a low-key outing designed for older classics and historic vehicles, and, once again, vintage carclub members are invited to enter. All gate proceeds will be donated to charity, and the Cancer Society NZ alone has benefited from over $150K since the event commenced some 18 years ago. Enquiries to Ron Robertson on 0274 439 969 or email@example.com.
May 30–June 1: Queen’s Birthday at Queen’s Wharf
Queen’s Birthday at 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 shared with the attending public. Cars are the jewel in the crown of this event — with vehicles spanning 100 years of British motoring history being displayed by retailers and clubs. This year, new Mclaren, Bentley and Aston Martin models will 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to book a space to display your vehicles.
July 15–17: Gore Vintage Car Club 50th Anniversary
The Gore Branch cordially invites all past and present members and supporters to join it for its 50th anniversary celebrations. On Friday, there’ll be a noggin and natter; on Saturday, a rally and dinner; and, on Sunday morning, tea and farewell. To register your interest, or for further information, contact Keith or Linda Nunn: ph. 03 208 5403.
July 17: 36th Central North Island Swap Meet and Car Show
Paradise Valley Raceway. The event will feature vintage, veteran, and classic cars and hot rods. Open 7am–3pm. Hot food and refreshments will be available. This year, we have a limited number of extra indoor sellers’ sites available. For site enquiries, contact Neville Harper, ph. 0274 947 249. Visit facebook.com/ Centralnorthislandswapmeetandcar Show/timeline.
Check out all the action from the 2016 Beach Hop in Whangamata
Several of our team members were down in Whangamata for the 2016 Beach Hop. We’ve got full coverage of each day’s events and some amazing photos covering the best the week had to offer.
Search “Beach Hop” at themotorhood.com for hundreds more photos from each day of the event.
Take a look back King Karmann
Retired barrister and novelist Chris Marnewick is more than qualified to tell the story of his beautiful Karmann Ghia, from finding it unloved and dishevelled at the VW Shoppe near Hamilton, through its restoration and incorporation in his writing.
Search “Karmann” at themotorhood.com to read more about this labour of love.
We take the Jaguar XE Sport for spin
The Brits take on the Germans at their own game, and they’re not making mincemeat of it. We take the Jag’s sophisticated, sporty sedan for a spin and see if the brand has once again found the magic formula to building cool cars.
Search “XE” at themotorhood.com for the full review, photos, specs and more.
PLUS, what’s in your ultimate two-car garage?
Some of the team at Parkside have listed their dream twocar garage, including anything from wild, one-off monsters to hyper cars and everything in between. What’s in your ultimate two-car garage?
Search “Ultimate Garage” on themotorhood.com for the teams picks and to let us know what’s in yours.