Kiwi Clas­sic gets set

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Clas­sic Ac­tion Mo­tor­cy­cle Sports (CAMS) are de­lighted to an­nounce The Mike Pero South­ern Clas­sic, which will take place over the week­end of De­cem­ber 2-4 at Lev­els Race­way in Ti­maru on the NZ South Is­land. The Clas­sic and Post Clas­sic race classes are some of the fastest grow­ing in mo­tor­cy­cle racing and rid­ers from across the world are dust­ing off the cob­webs from their ma­chines of yes­ter­year to do bat­tle against their old ri­vals. CAMS event co-or­di­na­tor, Sue van den Heu­vel, be­lieved that Mike Pero was an ob­vi­ous spon­sor for the event. “Mike com­peted in the ‘70s and ‘80s, and it took only an email to get his com­pany’s back­ing.” Mike Pero Real Es­tate is now one of New Zealand’s best known names in buy­ing and sell­ing real es­tate. Mike Pero will play sev­eral roles through­out the event in­clud­ing spon­sor, pro­moter and com­peti­tor. Mike was a six-time New Zealand Mo­tor­cy­cle Road Racing Cham­pion on a wide range of ma­chines but will ride a Yamaha TZ250W from the late ‘80s. Mike is also the pa­tron for Mo­tor­cy­cling New Zealand. Dave Reesby, CAMS club pres­i­dent, has al­ready taken calls from Aus­tralia and has been in talks with some well-known Grand Prix rid­ers that have been in­volved in the sport over the past four decades. Reesby be­lieves that this event will, with­out a doubt, be the largest Clas­sic and Post Clas­sic mo­tor­cy­cle race meet­ing to held in the South Is­land, and he’s ex­cited about bring­ing it to the pic­turesque Lev­els cir­cuit. “Lev­els Race­way is the ideal set­ting and the per­fect en­vi­ron­ment for a fes­ti­val of clas­sic mo­tor­cy­cle racing. We be­lieve there could be more than 250 bikes from across New Zealand and Aus­tralia at the event. Be­yond Aus­tralia, there will also be Ir­ish, Amer­i­can and Bri­tish rid­ers at­tend­ing,” said Reesby. Classes for the pro­posed event in­clude Vin­tage, PreWar, Clas­sic, Clas­sic Side­car and Post Clas­sics from 19721996 plus pa­rade races for Past Mas­ters. For more info con­tact Sue van den Heu­vel at [email protected]

Mike Pero; spon­sor and com­peti­tor at the up-com­ing South­ern Class in NZ

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