NZ JANUARY 2008
Taupo International Dragway, third round of the NZDRA National Points
Score Series. Details at www.taupodragway.bignoise.co.nz.
at Fram Autolite Dragway. www.framautolitedragway.co.nz
back to work tomorrow cruise. Run to Ashley Gorge. Meet at Rod
Benders clubrooms in Waterloo Rd at 11am. BYO everything. Ph Graeme
Percasky 021 167 2592 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rodders cruise night. Meet North Beach 6pm for run to Tai Tapu
Domain for BBQ
||Mid West Breakfast.
BP Auto Stop on the Northern motorway at the Auto Bahn Cafe starting
# 1 at Fram Autolite Dragway. www.framautolitedragway.co.nz
Wheels on the Waterfront Supported by Wellington City Council.
Odlins Plaza, access from the lower end of Taranaki Street, which
is off Cable Street in Wellington (at the first set of traffic lights
past the Old St John's Building, get into the left lane, and turn
left). There are two cruises for entrants travelling to the venue:
1 - Departing 9.15 am from Settlers Museum, Petone Foreshore 2 - Departing
9.00am from Spotlight Carpark, Porirua Or just turn up at the venue
at 9.45am. Your vehicle will be required to be parked up between 10am
and 4.00pm. There's lots for you to see and do in the vicinity - Te
Papa, bars, cafes, markets, paddle boats, rock climbing, Frank Kitts
Park, etc. For more info, visit www.wellington.govt.nz or www.wellingtonwaterfront.co.nz.
At 4.00pm we will depart the venue with a cruise through Wellington,
and then out to our Clubrooms (Onepoto Road, Titahi Bay) for "Beer
and Bangers" and the awarding of "People's Choice" and spot prizes.
This is a laid-back, open-plan, outdoor vehicle display. Your vehicle
will not be roped off, but we will have a large and visible security
presence on site throughout the day. We would like to make this an
annual event, so PLEASE NO SKIDS when entering, while in, or when
leaving the venue - PLEASE - PLEASE - PLEASE!!! On the Sunday we have
a cruise departing from the Weigh Station at Plimmerton (on State
Highway 1) at 9.00am, cruising en masse to Otaihunga Picnic For more
details: Gav 021 738 476 - Grant 021 578 319 - Lynnda 021 599 632
or 478 5963
# 2 at Fram Autolite Dragway. www.framautolitedragway.co.nz
“Pro Am” meeting.(on behalf of Southern Dragways) incorporating
round 4 PBDRC series. Powerbuilt International Dragway. www.pegasusbaydrags.co.nz
Cruz, Hawai Motor Camp, Opotiki. Whakatane Rod & Custom Club Info
plus pre-registration online at www.wrcc.org.nz . Any queries to Grant
McLellan on 07 322 8296 or 027 292 0214
Insurance Pre 49s Hosted by Harbour City Rod Club. Location is
Novotel & Ibis Hotel Ellerslie, Auckland. IMPORTANT: Be one of the
first 50 to register to go into the draw to win your weekend…….ON
US! Registration and accommodation costs. All entrants need to stay
at either the Novotel or Ibis Hotel complex. We need a booking confirmation
on the entry form before you send it to us. This is a non political
event. Just come to enjoy yourselves. We are committed to making this
event a success. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you require assistance.
Entry Forms can be photocopied or can be emailed by request. For any
further information email: Pre49info@yahoo.co.nz or contact Lance
Walsh on 09 838 0223, mobile: 027 2682467, a/h: 09 420 6256 or Lena
Kenny on mobile: 027 2740014
Metals Street Machine & Muscle Car Madness, Rangiora. Lots of
new and exciting news for this year. Yes you read it right, a new
major sponsor has come on board. Rare Spares has been with us since
the second year, that’s 16 years as the major sponsor and they’ll
be staying on as a supporting sponsor. Support Rare Spares as they
are all dedicated car guys and we thank them for their long association
and continued support. Annex Rd Metals have signed up for 3 years
as major sponsor. Owner Graeme Trillo has been around rodding for
decades and currently runs an air-bagged ’60 Impala convertible. Music-wise
we have another great line-up; from Springville, Utah comes Mad Max
and the Wild Ones. Check them out at www.myspace.com/madmaxandthewil
dones. They play all Bo Huff’s shows, Route 66 and the Ink & Iron
Festival. They’re the coolest plus there’s the Flyin’ Saucers, a top
rockabilly band from Australia and a bunch of NZ talent. 1060 cars
attended last year’s event and this year will see some re-shuffling
of show areas etc to cater for the cars and fans. Discount entry is
available until Dec 15th. Limited to 450 entries due to catering so
don’t miss out. Also new to the program this year is a car trial and
a very special museum visit for entrants. Get your entry forms from
Annex Road Metals (03) 3483 205, Rare Spares, American Auto Parts.
Info line call Correna (03) 329 8234.
NZ FEBRUARY 2008
Dansey's Pass Camping Ground. Whitestone Rodders
40th NZ Drag Racing Nationals. Masterton Motorplex. Details www.mastertonmotorplex.co.nz
|| Day Run,
Franklin Road, Pukekohe. Pukekohe Hot Rod Club
American Vehicle Day. Trentham Racecourse Upper Hutt. $5.00 per
person (under 12 free) All American Cars Welcome Food stalls,trade
stalls/displays Helicopter and Hot Air Balloon Rides Cars.Cars,Cars
Awesome Day for whole Family. Bring a picnic and relax to Live Band
Wars & Hot Rod Challenge. (Kevin McInroe Memorial). Powerbuilt
International Dragway. www.pegasusbaydrags.co.nz
Hosted by Wheels Inc.
Rodders Rod Run. Dansies Pass.
|| NZ Classic
Car Fun Run. Choose from one of 6 runs to Matua Valley Winery,
to Port Albert, to Mill Bay Beach, to Westbrook Winery Waimauku, to
Waharau Regional Park or to Cooks Landing Winery Te Kauwhata. There
will be a maximum of 40 cars per run and places will be allocated
on a first-come-first-served basis. They will attempt to satisfy your
second choice of run, if your first choice is full. All entrants should
be lined up in the formation area at the Ellerslie Racecourse area
by 9:20am at the latest. All runs depart from Ellerslie Racecourse
about 10am. It is recommended that you bring a picnic lunch. However
those wishing to buy food and drinks should do so on the way, as the
majority of the destinations do not have food available nearby. Entry
to this event is free and entries will close on Friday 1 February
so that we can mail out your detailed Information Pack. Enter online
|| Xtreme Auto
eXpo. In association with THE ROCK, An all new motor show at the
Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds in Hastings. Xtreme Auto eXpo is definitely
all about transport...all forms, for all types. Exhibits catering
to the entire wide world of transport! Cars, motorbikes, speedboats,
yachts, trucks, go-karts, hot rods, scooters. It’s an explosive range
of vehicles, exhibitors and live entertainment! Show and Shine for
bikes and cars, road safety education, extreme displays of entertainment
– top NZ FMX rider Luke Smith, BMX and skate, auto clubs, burnout
competition, Big Noise Audio dB drags, stunning extreme auto angels,
DJ’s on the outdoor stage, a restricted bar area, a huge range of
exhibits and anything and everything more that’s extreme! To keep
up with what’s happening and for further information about Xtreme
Auto eXpo and Hawke’s Bay Youth and Tourism Incorporated, check out
the website www.xax.co.nz to download your registration form.
Motorama. Hosted by Yankee Haulers at the Morrinsville Polo Grounds
(enter off Avenue Rd). Saturday - Gates open at 7pm, food & drinks
for sale and a drive-in movie at 9pm. Sunday - gates open 9am – 2pm
with short cruises during the day. Swapmeet, hot rod rides, spot prizes,
raffles, prizegiving, bands & entertainment. Gold coin entry at the
gate, proceeds supporting Morrinsville & Tahuna Fire Brigade and Morrinsville
St Johns Ambulance. RSVP before the 1st of February. Contact: Todd
Sherburd 07 887 5549 / 0274 927337 or Dianne Barlow 07 889 0097 /
0274 942 697
|| Comp meeting
#3. Fram Autolite Dragway. www.framautolitedragway.co.nz
Street Rodders cruise night. Meet North Beach 6pm for run to Woodend
Campground for BBQ.
|| Night Speed
Drag Wars. Fram Autolite Dragway. www.framautolitedragway.co.nz
Deco weekend in Napier Deco Centre, 163 Tennyson Street, Napier.
Nowhere else can you see such a variety of buildings in the styles
of the 1930s - Stripped Classical, Spanish Mission, and above all
Art Deco, the style of the 20th Century - in such a concentrated area.
Phone: 64 6 835-0022 Fax: 64 6 835-1912 Art Deco Trust Email:
All Chrysler Day. From 9.30am to 12.00pm on the Railway Land (Just
past the Warehouse on Main Street) with a Mystery Run afterwards.
Open to all Chrysler vehicles past & present. Vintage, classic, muscle,
new & competition vehicles welcome. For further info ph Gordon 06
Street Drags. The 22nd annual event by Wanganui Road Rodders will
have Taupo Quay receiving another serious pounding by lower north
island entrants. Regular features include challenges between V8 &
Tuner, GM & Ford, and club members battling for the coveted Ivan Jones
memorial trophy. Scrutineering from 6 :00am to 9:30am. Racing starts
at 10:00am. Spectator admissions $25 family, $10 single, $5 kids,
under 5s free. Competition enquiries to Grant Rivers 0274441744.
|| Mid West
Breakfast. BP Auto Stop on the Northern motorway at the Auto Bahn
Cafe starting at 8.30am.
Due to overwhelming support, entries are closed for the 2008 event.
We realise this will disappoint those unable to be part of the event
but as previously mentioned Americarna is about quality of event not
quantity! For those registered, see you in February 08. John Rae -
There will be a mini run on Wednesday afternoon the 20th more than
likely a sanctioned event to assist those with guard exemptions. The
number of entries that will be accepted is increased to 750! Those
who supported Americarna this year will receive their registration
forms in the next few weeks and be given a month to get them in before
we open up to new attendees. We are working on more innovative ways
to improve Americarna for 2008. Bob Anderson, a long time hot rodder
and classic car enthusiast has been appointed by Taranaki Chamber
of Commerce as Event Co-ordinator with one of the roles being to work
on Americarna. We will forward more information to your mag on Americarna
2008 in due course
Mystery Cruise. Meet Brougham St 10.30.
|| Twin Rivers’
Classic Car Parade. North Hagley Park from 10.30 am. $15 per car
(to charity). Run begins at 2pm.
Airport Ltd Sprints, Show 'n' Shine and Sound-off. (Rain date;
2nd Mar). The event is sponsored by LTNZ and the Kapiti Coast District
Council with help from the Police and other local organisations. It
is run to promote Road Safety and to build relationships with the
younger drivers in the community by allowing them to race their cars
in a safe environment. The event is becoming more popular and this
year will be bigger than ever. For details call Dave Billington; Mob:
021 779 104 or ph: 04 296 1960.
|| Import Battle
# 2. Fram Autolite Dragway. www.framautolitedragway.co.nz
Meet. Taupo International Dragway. Details at www.taupodragway.bignoise.co.nz.
|| Gore 1/8
mile Drags. Final of summer series. Details www.southerndragways.co.nz
||Four & Rotary
Nationals. Fram Autolite Dragway. www.framautolitedragway.co.nz
Airport Drags. Part of summer series. Details www.southerndragways.co.nz
|29/02 - 02/03/3007
Waitete RFC, Te Kuiti Rod & Custom Club
Rodders band night. The Mill, Christchurch.
NZ MARCH 2008
Day. Hosted by Stateside Streeters Inc. Location - Tahuna Park,
Victoria Road, Dunedin. As usual there will be the all important cruise
and get-together on the Friday evening prior to the display on Saturday.
This year’s plans are aiming for over 400 American origin vehicles!
For any further details on programme or accommodation etc email: statesidestreetersinc@hotmail
|| Century Batteries
Northern Nationals. Fram Autolite Dragway. www.framautolitedragway.co.nz
Drag Wars. Fram Autolite Dragway. www.framautolitedragway.co.nz
|| Kiwi Rodders
Campout & Rod Run, Napier. For details call Bruce on 021 658 9961
or Allan on 0274 409 500
Puketutu Island to Herald Island. Harbour City Rod Club
Rodders Annual Street Drags. 1/8-mile, various classes, great
prizes, $500 cash burnout competition, etc. Contact Kerry 021 266
6632 for any other info.
Rotary meeting. Powerbuilt International Dragway. www.pegasusbaydrags.co.nz
Street Rodders cruise night. Meet North Beach 6pm for run to Hurrell’s,
Larcombes Road, Rolleston for BBQ.
|| Mid West
Breakfast. BP Auto Stop on the Northern motorway at the Auto Bahn
Cafe starting at 8.30am.
|| Century Batteries
Season Finals. Fram Autolite Dragway. www.framautolitedragway.co.nz
Intermarque Classic Car Insurance 2008 Street Rod Nationals, Methven.
Hosted by Americar Rod & Custom Club Inc. The 2008 Street Rod Nationals
theme is Back to the 80’s to relive the era of the great Southern
Nationals held in Ashburton in 1981, 1983 and 1985. On Sunday 23 March
we will be cruising from Methven to Ashburton (approximate 30 minute
drive) for our Show ‘n’ Shine day. This is being held at the Ashburton
Racecourse from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm and is our Gala Day to show our
hot rods and street machines to the public of Canterbury and in fact
the whole South Island. We will have bands playing throughout the
day as well as other entertainment, food stalls and trade sites for
our wonderful sponsors and other associated vendors. For the entrants
there will be bus tours provided to showcase some of the features
of our area as well as some of the well known watering holes. This
will be followed by dinner, a great social evening with prize giving
and supper and another band back at the famous Blue Pub in Methven.
Prices for accommodation vary, but motel units are available from
$80.00 per night for two people and bed/breakfast from $27.00 per
person per night at Barkers Lodge. As Methven has 3500 beds available,
there is no shortage of accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes.
For all accommodation enquiries please contact the Methven I-SITE
Visitor Centre on 0800 124 636 or email methven@i-SITE.org. They are
more than willing to help with any accommodation bookings and can
provide you with a range of what is on offer for the weekend. So what
are you waiting for? Send in an entry with a deposit to ensure that
you don’t miss this great fun filled weekend at the 2008 Street Rod
Nationals. Entry forms are available on the NZHRA website, www.hotrod.org.nz
or The Secretary, 2008 Street Rod Nationals Committee, PO Box 316,
Ashburton, 7740. Phone 03 308 1008 or Email email@example.com
Keep scanning this column for a monthly update … we wouldn’t want
you to miss out on anything.
Motors Mitsubishi American Muscle Car Show. Henderson Recreation Centre.
All enquiries phone John 09 818 3883 or 027 454 1078
|| Drag racing
at Masterton Motorplex. Details www.mastertonmotorplex.co.nz
|| Hot Rod Blowout.
Hosted by the Scroungers. This year’s Hot Rod Blowout is to be held
at the Rosebank Go-Cart and Speedway track on Rosebank road off the
North Western Motorway. The NEW location enables the Scroungers to
expand the event. They open their invite out to old hot rods, drag
cars, motorcycles, speedway cars etc. This is a static display, however
their will be up to three bands playing. Facilities include a bar
and food stand and toilets etc. This is the 10 year anniversary of
the Scroungers and its shaping up to be the best yet with ex pat member,
Kevin Perry attending from California along with Aaron Von Minden
from Savage Speed. ALSO, a Saturday night function is being put together
to celebrate the past. For further information, please contact Chris
Piaggi on 09 444 7372
Classic & Hot Rod Run. The 6th Annual North Canterbury Classic
Tour departs Janel Coffee Lounge, Hawke Street, New Brighton, Christchurch
from 9am. Last car departs 10am. All classic, hot rod, street machine
and custom cars welcome. Last year 252 vehicles participated. Entry
just $10 per vehicle. Bring a picnic lunch or buy from Janel at start.
Pre-registration not required. Report to start before 9.45am please.
For details contact Trevor & Lorraine Stanley Ph (03) 942 9977 Fax
(03) 942 9194, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NZ APRIL 2008
Champs, Fram Autolite Dragway
Drags. Fram Autolite Dragway
Powerbuilt International Dragway. www.pegasusbaydrags.co.nz
||Ed Roth Memorial
run. Meet at Burger King in Moorhouse Ave at 11am for a scenic
drive to Diamond Harbour for a BYO everything lunch. Ph Graeme Percasky
021 167 2592 or email email@example.com.
||UP NORF RUN.
Hosted by Kurbside Rodders. This will be held at the Bay of Islands
Holiday Park. Top location which has all types of affordable accommodation
in a secure setting. All NZHRA members welcome. Anyone interested
can book accommodation with the club now. Details of events will be
updated. Contact Colin 09 4050430 or Dan 09 4050995.
New Zealand 2008 Claudelands Event Centre, Hamilton. Running in
conjunction with the V8 Supercar Hamilton Street Race. For info visit
Mopar Nationals - Drag Racing, Car Show and Trade Display. Wheels
Inc Hot Rod Club are targeting all Chrysler and Mopar enthusiasts
and promoting a new event for entrants and the general public. Their
vision is to create a colourful and vibrant fun and family atmosphere
and to do that they’re inviting all makes, models and year of manufacture
vehicles that are part of the CHRSYLER and MOPAR group. Models including
all new and early models classics (i.e. Hillman, Jenson, Humber, Desoto,
Plymouth, Dodge, Jeep, hemi or Chrysler powered hot rods and competition
vehicles and any vehicles that are Chrysler bodied or powered etc.
The date is Saturday 26th April 2008 at Fram Autolite Dragway, Meremere
and will feature: Drag Racing, car display and car club display, trade
display lane, car club parades down the drag strip and event T-shirts.
If you’re a Chrysler or Mopar guy who would enjoy a great day and
a bit of an unusual gathering of people from across the board of classic,
vintage, muscle car and new vehicle owners then give it a whirl. Contact
Dave Levien - Mobile: 0274 993 808 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hop: Ultimate Passes Sold Out 21 November! Yes folks, Ultimate
Pass sales exceeded our expectations and completely sold out on Nov
21. This is a great start for us and we thank those who got in early.
Standard Passes are also coming in at a great rate to keep us very
busy. We’ll keep our website updated with entry numbers so you can
keep a track of how things are going. There are some fantastic new
hot rods and recently imported classic cars due to debut at the Festival
– we’ve seen some great photos. So make sure you send us a photo of
your vehicle when you enter – we might even use it in our Festival
programme! Early Entrant Prize Draws. Pioneer Auto Parts have really
stepped up to the plate with the rebuilt Chevy V8 engine we are giving
away. They’re supplying a new 600 Holley carb, Weiand inlet manifold,
engine dress up kit and K&N Filter. The motor has a bit of history
– remember the green metalflake 27T Hot Rod Challenge Roadster? Dave
Green of Specialty Cars (www.chevyparts.co.nz) said we could keep
the motor which was on loan. Colin Willoughby at Comtech is now putting
it together using parts supplied by ACL (www.acl.co.nz). To win the
engine then you must register your vehicle for the Famous Pacific
Shipping Beach Hop 2008 before March 1st 2008 – visit our website
to enter online. If you enter before December 1st we’ll also put you
in the draw to win a copy of the “Red Shift” Series 1 DVD. Makita
Give Away Car Update We had a little bit of a setback this week. Whangamata
is currently having a large number of roads resealed and yep, you
guessed it, yesterday the Pontiac got a cracked windscreen as a result.
Thanks to Classic Cover Insurance this was quickly repaired and we’re
off to the Cambridge Classic Car Show this Sunday. Make sure you swing
by and check the car out as this is the last time it’ll be seen in
this form. This week we paid a visit to Brendon Tordoff at DTM Wheels
in Hamilton who are supplying Billet Specialties wheels for the project.
Next week Kieran Adams at Valley Panel Beaters in Thames is going
to remove 1 small (5mm) bubble of rust and 1 small ding (10 cent size).
The car will have all exterior trim removed and next Friday we’re
taking it to Steve Levine at Imagin-Airing who is going to lay on
the luscious House of Kolor Candy paint. Watch this space for updates!
2008 Festival T Shirt Design Check out our website (www.beachhop.co.nz)
to get a sneak peak at the 2008 T Shirt. We hope to have them available
for order in the New year. The Team at Beach Hop Central. Major Sponsor:
Famous Pacific Shipping, in association with Makita Powertools, Repco,
Number 1, Classic Cover Insurance, Meguiars and Streets Ice Cream.
NZ MAY 2008
Run & Swapmeet.
NZ JUNE 2008
Wanganui. Wanganui Road Rodders
Rod Run - Car Display - Swap Meet, Hotel Armitage & Durham St
Car Park Building
NZ JULY 2008
NZ AUGUST 2008
NZ OCTOBER 2008
|| East Bay Rods 40th Anniversary.
At Settlers Lodge, Waimauku. They will also be launching the "Looking
Back 2" book as part of their celebrations. This is a 100 page full
colour book covering the years from 1960 up to the early 70's. This
publication is a joint effort between East Bay Rods and Jammin Gears.
More info to follow on prices & tickets etc.
||40th Anniversary Rod Run Timaru,
Tornadoes Rod & Custom Club
||25th Anniversary, venue TBA.
Street Machines Southland