GASOLINE IN YOUR COFFEE
You may recall us reporting last issue that Caffeine & Classics have made a big change in tightening up what is considered a ‘classic’ in an effort to pull back on burgeoning attendance numbers. The change means that only cars that are 30 years or older, or that are scratch-built, an obscure or exotic model, or one that wouldn’t generally be seen used as a daily driver were permitted.
But that left a lot of car owners out in the cold, and organizers promised a solution in the near future. Event organizers Protecta Insurance have now announced an all new event, Caffeine & Gasoline, that is catered towards those that didn’t otherwise make the cut for the original.
“We have made some changes to our current Caffeine & Classics meeting and it has created a lot of discussion,” explained Colin Marshall from Protecta Insurance. “There was already a need and desire from the Caffeine & Classics faithful for another event south of Auckland city. The time is now right for another event to start at Hampton Downs.”
Following the same formula as the original, Caffeine & Gasoline will be held on the morning of the last Sunday of every month, beginning 28 October, at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park. The event will be managed on the day by Hampton Downs staff, and is open from 10am to all specialinterest vehicles of any origin or style. Even better, being located at Hampton Downs, any open track–related activity is right there for anyone keen to make the most of the Sunday. Keep an eye on facebook.com/caffandgas to stay up to date.