NZ Classic Driver
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COFFEE & CARS
WHEN: LAST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH WHERE: MT SMART STADIUM, AUCKLAND With the monthly Caffeine & Classics at Smales Farm now defunct, Auckland classic car enthusiasts have a new regular event. Access the venue via the Maurice Road entrance.
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 carboot 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 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 now famous 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 KITCHEN & BAR, SH1 LEITHFIELD
This event is rapidly growing in popularity. Open to all vintage, classic and muscle cars, as well as hot rods, motorcycles, caravans, boats, etc. Food and drink available in café. Normal gravel car park for spectators – or park in 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 nature of the grounds all above must be strictly adhered to.
BOYS TOYS AT THE PLAZA
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 4
WHERE: PHOENIX PLAZA, BROWNS BAY, Classic and custom cars, hot rods, bikes, police and military vehicles. Live entertainment and spot prizes throughout the day. Gates open 10am-2pm.
HENRY FORD MEMORIAL DAY
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 4
WHERE: CLAUDELANDS EVENT CENTRE, (GATE 3) BROOKLYN ROAD, HAMILTON
Car display and swap-meet hosted by Waikato Mustang Owners Club. Gates open 8am.
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 14-18
The event begins with the Early Bird Quiz Night on Wednesday, followed on Thursday by a road trip to Rodin Cars at Mt Lyford plus a drive-in movie. On Friday it’s the Kaikoura Hop Poker Run with the grand car show with live music, food and market stalls plus rock’n’roll dancing on Saturday. The final day sees entrants burning rubber as they depart for home.
For more, visit: www.kaikourahop.co.nz
ROTARY PAEROA VINTAGE AND CLASSIC SWAP MEET
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 17
WHERE: WHARF STREET, PAEROA
Classic car show and swap-meet. Open 8am 10am. Entry $5 per person.
For more info, visit: www.paeroa.org.nz
WAIHI RSA CLASSIC CAR SHOW
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 25
WHERE: WAIHI MEMORIAL RSA, SEDDON ST Classic cars on display, with live entertainment, on-site bbq. A fun day out for all the family.
THE SURGERY SPRINTS
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 26 & NOVEMBER 27 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 ten 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. Round 4: September 25/Round 5: November 27.
For more info, visit: www.thesurgery.co.nz
TARGA NZ ‘TOP OF THE SOUTH 2022’
WHEN: OCTOBER 15-16
WHERE: NELSON & TASMAN DISTRICTS Targa NZ travels to the upper South Island for the first time for this special two-day event – it’s not a race, but a test of precision driving and time-keeping. Scrutineering on Friday, October 14 at Annesbrook Event Centre, Nelson, Saturday, October 15 car display at Motueka. Finish on Sunday at Nelson.
For more information, visit www.targa.nz
AROHA CRUISE IN
WHEN: OCTOBER 1
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 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, market stalls, food trucks, and more.
For more info, visit: www.cruisein.co.nz
REPCO BEACH HOP
WHEN: NOVEMBER 23-27
The Repco Beach Hop Rock’n’Roll Festival is back with a bang, with everything from car shows, live music, scenic motoring runs and, of course, the grand parade. Whangamata will be the place to be and be seen this summer.
For more info, visit: www.beachhop.co.nz
SPECIAL INTEREST VEHICLE ASSOCIATION OF NZ (SIVANZ) SHOW
WHEN: MARCH 17-19 2023
WHERE: MYSTERY CREEK EVENTS CENTRE, HAMILTON
SIVANZ is very pleased to announce that it has put a stake in the ground to host an SIV industry and car show – scheduled for the weekend just before Beach Hop 2023. Hamilton is 1.5 hrs from Whangamata so is an easy detour for those attending the Beach Hop. All SIV types will be on show and organisers would like to see all manner of vehicles attending – including classic cars, historic racing cars, supercars, Japanese cars, trucks, hot rods and vintage cars.
The SIV industry contributes over $5.5 billion of value to the NZ economy annually and we would like to showcase businesses that help get our cars on the road and keep them running and looking good. SIV businesses can expect direct contact from the organisers about available exhibiting space at the show.
If you have a great car (or will have by March 2023) and want to show it, or have an SIV-related business you want to showcase, or want to talk about sponsoring some aspect of the show, please send an email to; email@example.com