NZ JANUARY 2011
January 1 2011 Cambusters Annual New Year’s Day Get-together and cruise to Rabbit Island for BBQ tea. Meet at WOW carpark at 2.30pm. All visiting hot rodders to Nelson are welcome to cruise with us.
January 1 2011 Orewa Cruise Night.
January 1-2 2011 Lakeside Drag Show at Taupo International Dragway. Info: Call Steve on 0274 751 648 or visit www.taupointernationaldragway.org.
January 3 2011 Doorslammer All-Star Shootout at Taupo International Dragway. Plus Hot Rod and Nostalgia classes Info: Call Steve on 0274 751 648 or visit www.taupointernationaldragway.org
January 7 2011 Summer Cruise Nights hosted by Southland Street Machines. Departs 7.30 from Rent a Space, The Classic Car Warehouse, Clyde St, Invercargill. There will be a BBQ starting at 6.30 before every cruise.
January 8 2011 The Cannonball Run. For details visit www.thecannonballrun.co.nz.
January 8 2011 Dragmasters. Fram Autolite Dragway. www.framautolitedragway.co.nz
January 9 2011 Elvis in the Park, Henderson.
January 9 2011 Back to Work Run hosted by Rodbenders. Meeting at 11am at Rodbenders’ clubrooms in Waterloo Rd, Hornby. Cruising to Ashley Gorge for a BYO picnic lunch. Contact: Graeme Percasky 021 167 2592 or firstname.lastname@example.org
January 15-16 2011 Kumeu Hot Rod Festival.
January 20-23 2011 Muscle Car Madness, Rangiora. Lots of new stuff; name change to Muscle Car Madness - less of a mouthful and now sounds like a movie company MCM, wooohoo! 21st will obviously be the year of the yard glass so again will be a four- day event starting Thurs Jan 20th and yes this does mean the 21st party on Fri 21st. Ryan Ford, editor of Chopped magazine has confirmed he will be there. He’s one of the hottest pin stripers in the world at present. Entries should be out end of July.
January 21-23 2011 The NZ Festival of Motor Racing celebrating Chris Amon. Hampton Downs Motor Sport Park. Visit www.nzfmr.co.nz
January 22 2011 Alpha Street Campout and After Party. Hosted by Alpine Street Machines, Cromwell in conjunction with the Southland Ford Falcon Club. Car show from 9am and after party from 4pm at the Cromwell Equestrian Centre. Food, entertainment, bar, camping. Enquiries to Andrew Campbell 0294 352 050, email email@example.com. Or Johnny Stewart 0274 485 392, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 22-24 2011 1/8-mile drags hosted by Wanganui Road Rodders. A full weekend to mark the 25th anniversary milestone. Program: Saturday – registration and a burn-out comp on purpose-built pad. Drags on Sunday, doo on Sunday night, then farewells after breakfast on Monday. Entry; driver - NZDRA $20, driver non-NZDRA $40 for a day license, passengers (over 15 years old) $15, Burnout comp - $35 per car. Entries close Dec 10th. No late entries. Entries to Wanganui Road Rodders, P O Box 476, Wanganui. Enquiries to Tristan 021 710 937 or Grant 0274 441 744.
January 23 2011 Comp Meeting #3. Fram Autolite Dragway. www.framautolitedragway.co.nz
January 28-30 2011 The NZ Festival of Motor Racing celebrating Chris Amon. Hampton Downs Motor Sport Park. Visit www.nzfmr.co.nz
January 28-30 2011 Surf City Run, Gisborne.
January 28 - 30 2011 Rod Run & StreetKana Churchill Park & Solander Street, Gisborne Surf City Rod & Custom Club
January 29 2011 Hibiscus Rodders Beach Festival. Hibiscus Rodders are hosting this event to promote hot rodding and Orewa is the perfect venue for a fabulous day at the beach with cars, music and entertainment. Gates open 8.30am at the Western Reserve. Breakfast available at 8.30am hosted by Orewa Youth Club. Hibiscus Cruise Parade starts 10.30am followed by a car Show at the Orewa Reserve with family entertainment: Rock ‘n roll dancing, live band/DJ, stalls with merchandise, amusement rides, prizegiving at 3.30pm. Car entry: $10 per car. (all pre-1975 cars or any of American origin) The first 400 cars through the gates receive gift packs! Bike entry: Gold coin. (British & American only) All proceeds go to Westpac Helicopter: Westpac Helicopter will have kiddy chopper rides and their simulator, a stall of merchandise for sale, Westpac Helicopter plan to either hover or land their chopper to greet everyone. (subject to conditions) For more info Ph Shane 094264469 or 0275325318 or Sharon on 09 4155693 or 0274578712. Or visit www.hibiscusrodders.co.nz for info on car routes and programme.
NZ FEBRUARY 2011
February 4 2011 Summer Cruise Nights hosted by Southland Street Machines. Departs 7.30 from Rent a Space, The Classic Car Warehouse, Clyde St, Invercargill. There will be a BBQ starting at 6.30 before every cruise.
February 5 2011 Orewa Cruise Night.
February 5-6 2011 Morrinsville Motorama at Morrinsville Polo Grounds (enter off Avenue Rd). Saturday: 9am parking in Moorhouse St, Show and Shine and Town Market Day. 11am Cruise to Karapiro, 12pm free entry to hydroplane racing. Cruise back via Matamata, 6pm gates open at Polo grounds, drive-in movie 8.30pm, non-registered movie entry $25 per car. Sunday: hot rods and classic cars, kids entertainment, rides and simulator, monster truck, race cars, big rigs and swapmeet Entry $5 per car. Camping available at the Rec Grounds. (Next to Motorama Showgrounds) $65 per car load all weekend. Full registration www.yankeehaulers.co.nz. Proceeds to Local Emergency Services, Contacts: Todd Sherburd 07 8875549 or Dianne Barlow 07 889 0097.
February 6 2011 Wheels Inc Hot Rod club Twilight Run on Waitangi Day. Due to the road works at the usual start point in Beaumont St in the city they’ll be announcing a new start point very soon so stay tuned here.
February 6 2011 Summer Series hosted by Gold Coast Rod & Custom Club at Monteith’s Kapiti Junction Café and Bar, cnr SH1 and Kapiti Rd, Paraparaumu. Breakfast/Brunch from 9am. All welcome. Contact Andrew 021 481 385.
February 6 2011 Northern Nationals. Fram Autolite Dragway. www.framautolitedragway.co.nz
February 13 2011 NZ Junior Dragster Champs. Fram Autolite Dragway.
February 18 2011 Night Speed Drag Wars at Fram Autolite Dragway. For more information contact: Gary Bogaart, Track Manager - Fram Autolite Dragway on 027 405 6060 or visit www.framautolitedragway.co.nz.
February 20 2011 East Bays & Riverside Run to Camp Run-A-Muck, Stillwater.
February 20 2011 Kumeu Classic Car & Hot Rod Festival Summer Slam at Taupo International Dragway. Info: Call Steve on 0274 751 648 or visit www.taupointernationaldragway.org
February 23-26 2011 Americarna – Hutt City. Registrations are building as is the excitement for the first ever Americarna Hutt City. There are planned cruises to Southwards Museum where a limited number of people will get the opportunity to view the restoration workshops. Purchase the delicious American style lunch for $13 per person and relax in the beautiful park like surroundings. Friday’s cruise takes the event to Masterton where the festivities being planned will be well worth experiencing. The enthusiasm of local bars and restaurants that line Jackson Street will ensure the Friday night cruise will also be spectacular sight. On Saturday the Country Fair will provide a host of entertainment for all age groups. This will be followed by the official wind down party for entrants where the entertainment booked is first class and an act not to be missed ..... More announced soon! Go to www.americarna.com for more info.
February 26 2011 Comp Meeting #4. Fram Autolite Dragway. www.framautolitedragway.co.nz
February 26-27 2011 Chrome A whole weekend of Festivities Hampton Downs Motorsport Park
NZ MARCH 2011
March 4 - 6 2011 Te Kuiti Rod & Custom Club Annual Rod Run Waitete Rugby Grounds
March 6 2011 Auckland Hot Rod Club Rod Run Onehunga
March 13 2011 Picnic Day Horseshoe Bend, Tokomaru Sopranos Street Rods Inc
March 4 2011 Night Speed Drag Wars at Fram Autolite Dragway. For more information contact: Gary Bogaart, Track Manager - Fram Autolite Dragway on 027 405 6060 or visit www.framautolitedragway.co.nz.
March 4-6 2011 Te Kuiti Annual Rod Run, Waitete rugby grounds.
March 5 2011 Orewa Cruise Night.
March 5 2011 Open Day at Magoos in Masterton.
March 6 2011 Auckland Hot Rod Club Run.
March 2011 Mopar Challenge. Fram Autolite Dragway. www.framautolitedragway.co.nz
March 11 2011 Summer Cruise Nights hosted by Southland Street Machines. Departs 7.30 from Rent a Space, The Classic Car Warehouse, Clyde St, Invercargill. There will be a BBQ starting at 6.30 before every cruise.
March 13 2011 Competition Meeting at Taupo International Dragway. Info: Call Steve on 0274 751 648 or visit www.taupointernationaldragway.org
March 19-20 2011 NZ Nationals. Fram Autolite Dragway. www.framautolitedragway.co.nz
March 25 2011 Night Speed Drag Wars at Fram Autolite Dragway. For more information contact: Gary Bogaart, Track Manager - Fram Autolite Dragway on 027 405 6060 or visit www.framautolitedragway.co.nz.
March 23-26 2011 Americarna, Invercargill. Americarna Invercargill still all go!!
You will all be aware by now of the serious damage to inflict Stadium Southland during the recent snow storm that hit Invercargill. We’d just like to reassure you that Americarna Invercargill will still be business as usual minus the availability of some of the structures within this great facility. You know we are a very resourceful bunch here at AmeriCARna, having to pull last minute weather plans out of the hat is something we are used to and it hasn’t stopped us from being successful to date and Mother Nature sure isn’t going to win this one!!
Due to the unavailability of the stadium the following changes have been made after discussions with ICC and Stadium Southland.
• Registration and Merchandise will now be held at The Bill Richardson Truck Museum
• Our Thursday Movie night will now be held at the Civic Theatre
• The Country Fair will still be held at Stadium Southland where the velodrome and surrounding buildings will be utilised with the option of additional marquees where required
•We have two great options available to us for our Saturday Night Function which we are working through to ensure we chose the best option. So keep the registrations flowing as AmeriCARna InverCARgill will be one heck of a party you won’t want to miss!!. Check out the rates they’ve secured for the ferry crossing to attend any of their two events. Go to www.americarna.com – ‘Invercargill Event’
March 23-27 2011 Sony Xplod Beach Hop 11. We are pleased to announce Sony Xplod have secured the naming rights for the 2011 Beach Hop Rock’n’Roll Festival. Sony Xplod will be supplying sound systems for the 2 vehicles we have up for grabs and fantastic prizes including TVs, camcorders, digital cameras and stereo systems. The Sony Xplod Reserve (Williamson Park) will be the central point during the 5 day festival. Sony will also be offering Beach Hop newsletter recipients special weekly deals on a dedicated website from October 1st. We’ll email you each week with the latest offer and a special Beach Hop promotional code.
2011 Entry Open Now.. Once again Ultimate Passes will be limited to 300 and Standard Passes to 800. And get this – entry prices are the same as this year! We sold out in 7 weeks last year and are certain that entry for BH11 will be the same.
Ford NZ Ltd Joins the Sponsorship Family: We welcome the team at Ford NZ as a major sponsor of the 2011 Festival. Ford’s support has enabled us to go shopping in the USA and offer some great prizes for Sony Xplod Beach Hop 11 – all Ford of course!
Car, Truck & Engine Up For Grabs at BH11: Thanks to Sony Xplod, Ford NZ, Famous Pacific Shipping and Radio Hauraki we have purchased a 1962 Ford Thunderbird, 1952 Ford F1 pickup truck and Ford Flathead V8 Hot Rod engine! You can check them all out on our website www.beachhop.co.nz The T-Bird will be basically left as it is apart from a Sony Xplod sound system fitted by Rapid Radio. The pickup is currently with Geno and team at Taupo Panel & Paint for a complete make-over using Spies Hecker and House of Kolor products supplied by the Smits Group. Cragar wheels will be added and some upholstery work by Mead Auto Trimmers in Matamata. Mark Stokes of M.S Vehicle Certification will ensure that it complies to NZ standards. And finally Rapid Radio will be installing the Sony Xlpod sound system. The person drawn from the Programme draw on Saturday 26th March will be able to choose between the T-Bird and pickup – whichever they don’t choose will be auctioned with a $15,000 reserve. The Ford flathead engine has alloy Offenhauser heads and twin carb intake, new carbs and water pumps etc. The engine will be given away to a BH11 vehicle entrant on Sunday 27th March at approx 12pm. The winner must be present and will have the option to take the engine or auction it on the spot and take the cash.
March 27 2011 Hot Rod Blowout. Details to follow.
NZ APRIL 2011
April 1 2011 Summer Cruise Nights hosted by Southland Street Machines. Departs 7.30 from Rent a Space, The Classic Car Warehouse, Clyde St, Invercargill. There will be a BBQ starting at 6.30 before every cruise.
April 2 2011 NZHRM Club Champs. Fram Autolite Dragway.
April 2 2011 Orewa Cruise Night.
April 3 2011 Nostalgia Drags. Fram Autolite Dragway.
April 3 2011 The 8th Annual Ed "Big Daddy" Roth memorial run to Diamond Harbour. Meeting at Burger King car park in Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch at 11am. Cruising to Diamond Harbour for a BYO picnic lunch. Heading back at your leisure. Contact: Graeme Percasky 021 167 2592 or email@example.com
April 16 2011 Fram/PHRC Performance Swapmeet.
April 21-25 2011 Century Yuasa Batteries NZHRA Street Rod Nationals, Invercargill. Join Street Machines Southland at the 2011 event, which is limited to 500 entries. Planning for the Century Yuasa 2011 Street Rod nationalsin Invercargill are well under way. They’ll be offering a relaxed long weekend with all the usual southern hospitality. The event will be held at the Invercargill working men’s club this event centre is in a prime central location and is close to most of the accommodation offered by the Invercargill licensing trust. Coming to the nationals offers a great opportunity to carry on to the Pre ‘49 event in Wanaka about 3 hours up the road from Invercargill . And for those NZHRA members who may be coming to Americarna we offer, with the help of Mobil 1 and HW Richardson group secure lock up storage for your ride so you can pop back in 4 weeks time to the main event of the Century Yuasa Street Rod nationals. Entries for the nationals will be available fromwww.streetmachinessouthland.org website or NZHRA website . Entries will be posted on these sites from Labour weekend and number are limited to 500. So be in quick and remember to book your ferry crossingwith Bluebridge. For those on a tight budget well are pleased to offer accommodation at one of our local high school hostels. The price of $25 a night will be tempting to you. Details for booking will be available on the entry form along with other options. Andfor those of you who may want to breakup your trip on the way down the main land we have secured a deal with the scenic group in both Christchurch, Dunedin and also the west coast. The members of Street Machines Southland are looking forward to hosting this event with the help of Cobra Rodders from Gore and Southland Rodders also. Remember if you’re not in Invercargill at Easter time 2011 you’ll be somewhere else!
April 22-25 2011 American Muscle Car indoor/outdoor Show and Saturday swap meet (automotive only). Te Pai Netball Centre, Te Pai Place, Henderson. Sponsorship, swap meet and general enquiries contact, John Murray 09 8183883 or 027 454 1078. Rob Scott 09 8283651 or 027 222 7105.
April 24 2011 Outlaw Drags. Fram Autolite Dragway. www.framautolitedragway.co.nz
April 26-29 2011 Pre 49s in Wanaka. Hosted by Pre 49 Rodders. Event entry fees: Adults - $210, Children 5-13 - $110. Accommodation and main venue is the Oakridge Grand Mercure Resort, Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka. Entries close 31 January 2011. Please note; Late entries may be accepted but accommodation discounts will not be available. There is a limit on number of participants we can cater for– participants not registered with us before the closing date cannot be guaranteed acceptance. For more information contact Lynley or Brian Ward 03 443 1154 evenings or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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NZ JULY 2011
July 23-24 2011 Speedshow. www.speedshow.co.nz
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NZ OCTOBER 2011
October 20 - 24 2011 2011 NZHRA National Hot Rod Show Wellington, Wellington Chevrolet Club
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