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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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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; 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 on 03 208 5403. July 17: 36th Central North Island Swap Meet and Classic Car Show Held at the Paradise Valley Raceway, Rotorua, and featuring vintage, veteran, classic cars and hot rods. Open 7am–3pm. Hot food and refreshments available. This year, we have a limited number of extra indoor sellers’ sites available. For site enquiries, contact Neville Harper, ph. 0274 947 249, or, for details, visit facebook.com/central North Island Swap Meet And Car Show. August 27: Alfa Romeo Owners Club Driver Experience 2016 To be held at Bruce Mclaren Motorsport Park, Taupo. 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 will 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 are available from experienced race drivers. Safety equipment required, including helmets, pure cotton overalls (no poly blends), and closed footwear. All road cars must have current WOF and race cars, a logbook. All cars will be scrutineered. 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 arocnz.org.nz or phone 07 576 6737. September 24–25: Canterbury Classic Car Show and Inter-marque Concours d’elegance Held indoors at Pioneer Recreation and Sports Centre, Lyttelton Street, Christchurch. Club entries opened Monday, May 9. Email Colin Hey at email@example.com. October 2: Spring into Oxford Car display 10am–2pm. Cost: $5 per display car; public entry by gold-coin donation. All makes of classic vehicle welcome. Great family day out. Proceeds to Oxford Menz Shed, which will be open for inspection. Venue: Pearson Park (off Dohrmans Road, which is off Bay Road beside the Famous Sheffield Pie Shop, Main Street (pies highly recommended). October 7–9: Canterbury Vintage Car Club Swap Meet Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Car clubs will be able to set up their displays on Friday — there will be no public parking in the display areas this year. October 30: Canterbury All British Day On Sunday, arrive at Canterbury Vintage Car Club Clubrooms, Cutler Park, Mclean’s Island Road, Christchurch, between 9.30am and 10.30am. Run will depart at 10.30am to a country domain (TBA).