NZ Classic Driver
CLASSIC CAR MEET HAMILTON
WHEN: FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH WHERE: CLASSICS MUSEUM, 11 RAILSIDE PLACE, HAMILTON
All makes and models welcome including Japanese and hot rods. Includes automotive only classic car boot sale. Conditions apply. Buffet breakfast available from 8am to 10am. Cash prizes and giveaways each month. For more info, contact Richard, Ph 021 205 3863 HVCCC.
CAFFEINE & CLASSICS
WHEN: LAST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH WHERE: SMALES FARM, AUCKLAND
Caffeine & Classics is a FREE monthly classic vehicle meet open to all classic vehicles, including classic and vintage, hot rods, muscle cars and motorcycles. Any vehicle at least 30 years old is welcome, and newer vehicles that are scratch-built, obscure or exotic also welcomed. Food and coffee will be available and the laid-back atmosphere is the perfect way to spend your Sunday.
CAFFEINE & GASOLINE
WHEN: LAST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH WHERE: HAMPTON DOWNS, WAIKATO Owners of all types of cars gather together to show off their cars and talk about their automobiles over coffee. Caffeine & Gasoline is the sister event to the now famous Caffeine & Classics. All cars, enthusiasts and spectators welcome. Grab a coffee from Aoraki Coffee Roasters and talk everything cars! 10am-1pm.
NORTH CANTERBURY CLASSIC GATHERING
WHEN: LAST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH WHERE: BETTER HALF CAFÉ, SH1 LEITHFIELD This new event may start as a small gathering, but organisers hope it will grow over the years. Open to all vintage, classic and muscle cars, as well as hot rods, motorcycles, caravans, boats, etc. Obscure, exotic, unusual also welcome. If you want to buy or sell this may be the place to visit? Food and drink will be available in the café and there will be a gazebo in the centre of the large grassed area in front of the cafe, for shelter. Normal gravel car park for spectators – or park on Ashworths Beach Road and walk in. Free entry for all. However, no dogs allowed. Only alcohol purchased at the bar may be consumed on the premises, no BYO. No smoking. Due to the nature of the ground, all the above must be strictly adhered to.
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 15-19
The event kicks off with the Early Bird Quiz Night on Wednesday, followed by a packed Thursday with a road trip to Blenheim, Shed Tour, visit to the Omaka Aviation Heritage
Centre and a night cruise. On Friday, there are more runs plus a drive-in movie, and on Saturday there will be a grand car show with live music, food and market stalls plus rock ’n’ roll dancing. The final day sees entrants burning rubber as they depart for home. www.kaikourahop.co.nz
THE SURGERY SPRINTS
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 26 & NOVEMBER 28
WHERE: CIRCUIT CHRIS AMON, MANFEILD The format of this popular race series is very simple – a pair of cars is released onto the track at 10-second intervals and they complete three laps from a flying start. Points are then awarded according to the times each driver achieves, and these points go towards individual and club prizes.
AROHA CRUISE IN
WHEN: OCTOBER 2
WHERE: TE AROHA, WAIKATO
By 9am the main streets of Te Aroha will be lined with hot rods, classic cars, motorbikes, retro caravans and interesting vehicles. Aroha Cruise In is open to all shapes and sizes of interesting vehicles – old ones, new ones, if it’s interesting it will be welcome. VIP Entry of $45 gets you a custom-designed T-shirt, entry to the VIP parking area, and VIP ONLY entrance. VIP spots are only available online now, and with limited spaces you need to get in quick. Standard vehicle display entry is $10 online or $15 per car on the day. Parking starts at 7.30am and public entry is by gold coin donation. There will be family entertainment, bands, music, market stalls, food trucks and more. www.cruisein.co.nz
WHEN: OCTOBER 23
WHERE: THE STRAND, TAKAPUNA, AUCKLAND
Repco Takapuna Rocks 2020 is set to draw classic car enthusiasts from the length and breadth of the country to the beachside hub of Takapuna over Labour weekend. Locals and visitors will join in the family fun, with food and refreshments and an opportunity to enjoy an extensive show of some of the country’s finest cars, lovingly preserved from our past. Special features include the popular Pin-Up Pageant and an Afterparty/Hop in the evening.
Takapuna Rocks is a community fundraising event in the support of YES Disability for Shore Junction and Make-A-Wish NZ through the Bayleys Foundation. www.takapunarocks.co.nz
26TH MINI NATIONALS 2021
WHEN: OCTOBER 22-24
The 2021 Mini Nationals will be held Labour Weekend and the programme will combine
typical Mini Nationals activities including several activities at Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna including a motorkhana, funkhana, cruise session and track session. On Sunday, the Minis will gather at Riccarton Racecourse for the Show & Shine, with visitors encouraged to drop by and check out the cars.
The Racecourse Hotel is the main venue for evening activities. www.mininationals.co.nz
TARGA NZ 2021
WHEN: OCTOBER 26-30
WHERE: NEW PLYMOUTH–HAVELOCK NORTH Targa New Zealand 2021 is returning to the traditional dates, starting with documentation on Labour Day Monday October 25, and will be the five-day format, finishing on Saturday October 30. There will also be a two-day regional event covering the last two days of Targa New Zealand. Both five-day and two-day formats will cater for the Targa Competition, Targa Tour and the Targa VCC Time Trial. www.targa.nz
BRIT & EURO DAY
WHEN: NOVEMBER 7
WHERE: OUTRAM DOMAIN, 102 FORMBY STREET, OUTRAM, DUNEDIN
From 11am until 4pm, a collection of British and European cars of all types and ages will be on display at the Outram Domain, Otago. Entry is free, although a donation to Hospice would be appreciated. There will be food trucks and coffee, Fire Engine rides and a People’s Choice Award. For those cars interested in displaying, there will be a run starting at Victoria Road car park, St Kilda, by the Ice Rink at 9am.
For more information contact John
021 0267 3734 or Steve 027 434 6370 from the Otago Jaguar Drivers Club.