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Due to potential Covid-19 restrictions, check with event organisers to ensure that cancellations or postponements haven’t been applied. COFFEE & CARS WHEN: LAST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH WHERE: MT SMART STADIUM, AUCKLAND
With the monthly Caffeine and Classics at Smales Farm now defunct, Auckland classic car enthusiasts have a new regular event. The first of these Meguiar’s-sponsored meetings took place on January 30. Access the venue via the Maurice Road entrance. Note: vaccine passports will be required for entry.
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 automotiveonly classic car boot sale. Conditions apply. Buffet breakfast available from 8.00am to 10.00am. Cash prizes and giveaways each month. For more information, contact Richard, Ph 021 205 3863 HVCCC.
CAFFEINE AND 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 and Gasoline is the sister event to the nowfamous Caffeine and 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. Food and drink will be available in the café. Normal gravel car park for spectators – or park on Ashworths Beach Road and walk in. Free entry for all. Only alcohol purchased at the bar may be consumed on the premises (no BYO). No smoking and no dogs. Due to the location, all of the above must be strictly adhered to.
HOSPICE VEHICLE DISPLAY WHEN: MARCH 20 WHERE: WATERLEA RACECOURSE, MCLAUCHLAN STREET, BLENHEIM
Display your car, truck, boat or motorcycle at this special picnic day event. Gates open at 9.30am, with public access from 11am. Vehicle entry $5, public entry by gold coin donation. For more information, contact Patrick Pascoe, Ph 027 442 1786.
CLASSIC ALPINE TOUR (CAT) WHEN: APRIL 1–4 WHERE: QUEENSTOWN
The third running of this popular event begins in Queenstown on Friday, April 1 with the traditional welcome cocktail party at Thurlby Domain. Organisers now confirm that the touring route has been finalised and will, as usual, have an alpine flavour. The Classic Alpine Tour is open to all European and English sports and GT cars built prior to 1980. For more information, visit: www.classicalpinetour.com