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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 and 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 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. 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. To book a space to dis­play your ve­hi­cles, email info@fresh­con­ July 15–17: Gore Vin­tage Car Club 50th An­niver­sary

The Gore branch of the Vin­tage Car Club cor­dially in­vites all past and present mem­bers and sup­port­ers to at­tend the club’s 50th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions. On Fri­day, there’ll be a ‘nog­gin and nat­ter’; on Satur­day, a rally and din­ner; and, on Sun­day morn­ing, tea and a farewell. To reg­is­ter your in­ter­est or for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, phone Keith or Linda Nunn on 03 208 5403. July 17: 36th Cen­tral North Is­land Swap Meet and Car Show

To be held at Par­adise Val­ley Race­way, the event will fea­ture vin­tage, vet­eran, and clas­sic cars, and hot rods. Open 7am–3pm. Hot food and re­fresh­ments avail­able. This year, there will be a lim­ited num­ber of ex­tra in­door sell­ers’ sites avail­able. For site en­quiries, con­tact Neville Harper, ph. 0274 947 249, or for more info, search ‘Cen­tral North Is­land Swap Meet & Car Show’ on Face­book. Au­gust 27: Alfa Romeo Own­ers Club Driver Ex­pe­ri­ence 2016

Bruce Mclaren Mo­tor­sport Park, Taupo, from 8am. Come and en­joy this non­com­pet­i­tive event de­signed to ap­peal to every­one want­ing or need­ing track time, from new­com­ers to ex­pe­ri­enced rac­ers. Seize this op­por­tu­nity to see how you and your car per­form at a safe and low-cost event. Driv­ers will be sep­a­rated into groups with sim­i­lar ex­pe­ri­ence and sim­i­larly paced cars. Track-craft and driver train­ing will be avail­able from ex­pe­ri­enced race driv­ers. Safety equip­ment re­quired in­cludes hel­mets, pure cot­ton over­alls (no poly blends), and closed footwear. All road cars must have a cur­rent WOF and race cars a log­book. All cars will be scru­ti­neered. There will be lunch-time pa­rade laps be­hind pace car (free, by in­vi­ta­tion). BYO food and drink or pur­chase from cart at the track. En­try fee: $100 per driver, or $80 if you bring an­other per­son will­ing to help mar­shal (no ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary). So­cial wind down: af­ter the track closes, re­live the day at the Plough­mans Restau­rant, 45 Charles Cres­cent, Taupo. Cash bar/ food. No need to book. All en­tries must be re­ceived by Satur­day, Au­gust 20. For more in­for­ma­tion go to or phone 07 576 6737.

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