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April 9: Crank Up Day of vintage machinery – Katikati

Tauranga Vintage Machinery Club’s Crank Up Day on Hot Springs Rd, State Highway 2, will have vintage machinery, vehicles and equipment galore coming to life. Members of other vintage machinery clubs from the Waikato, Hauraki Plains and Rotorua are also expected to take part. The event on Hot Springs Rd, Katikati, runs 10.30am-3pm and will be signposted from State Highway 2. Admission is by donation.

April 9: All Ford Day in Auckland

Ford car-lovers will enjoy this event at Smales Farm Takapuna, which is celebrating Ford’s success in Motorsport. There will be Fords sitting among daily drivers. Gates open fromTaharoto Rd entry to show cars at 8.30am and to the public from 10am-1pm. Display car entry after 10am will be limited. More than 500 on show, plus trade displays, competitions, children’s events, food and fun. Show car and driver entry is free. Passengers and public costs $10 each, under 13s are free. Prizegiving is at 1pm.

April 15: Easter spectacular at Baypark

An action-packed Easter race meeting with a demolition ramp derby, saloon car final, free-style motocross, 6 Shooter wingless sprint car championships, Midgets and Mini Stocks will be on offer at Baypark. The night starts 6.30pm with children’s bouncy castle, face painting, trampolines and more on-site.

April 15: Happy Days car show – Katikati

Classic cars will be parking up at Katikati’s Diggelmann Park on the main street of town from 8am onwards, offering show-goers a myriad of four-wheeled beauties to marvel at. Those wanting to show their car can arrive from 8am onwards to park up, the public is welcome from 9am. Car entry and public entry is via gold coin donation.

April 15: Season finale fireworks extravaganza at Baypark

Sadly, this is the end of the Baypark Speedway season – but it set to go off with bang of about $20,000 fireworks going up in smoke. Plus, there will be the annual Stock Car feature the Harry Fredrickson Gold Cup. Also racing is sprint cars, super saloons, saloons, six-shooter wingless sprint cars and mini stocks. The night starts 6.30pm with children’s bouncy castle, face painting, trampolines and more on-site. Details:

April 30: Automotive swap meet – Hamilton

Hamilton Classic Car Club and Classics Museum is putting on their fourth annual swap meet at the Classics Museum carpark, 11 Railside Place, Frankton. Gates open 7am and event-goers can expect to see new and used automotive parts and accessories for sale, automotive memorabilia and collectibles, models, books and brochures. Entry is $5 each, children under 15 enter for free.

If you have a vehicle or motorsport listing, please email details to at least two weeks prior to the event.

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