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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 info@to­tal­

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 clas­s­ic­

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 ron@mg­car­

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 info@fresh­con­ 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 face­ 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 the­mo­tor­ 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 the­mo­tor­ 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 the­mo­tor­ 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 the­mo­tor­ for the teams picks and to let us know what’s in yours.

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