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April 22: Franklin Street Rodders show and swap meet

Fancy a drive north to see some cool cars? The swap meet is at Mauku School, 389 Union Rd, Mauku, near Auckland, from 12.30pm-4pm. There will be hotrods, a drag car fire up, trade demos, spot prizes, an engine blow, and much more. Entry is gold coin donation. Details: Search ‘FSR Show & Swapmeet’ on Facebook.

April 28-30: The International Rally of Whangarei

Tauranga rally driver David Holder will be competing in the rally as part of the new Hyundai NZ Rally Team for the 2017 New Zealand Rally Championship. So if you’re up that way, catch the action at the Whangarei Town Basin, or for more sites to watch, see: www.rallywhangarei.co.nz

April 29: Season Finale Fireworks Extravaganza – Baypark


Baypark Family Speedway is ending its season with a bang – with $20,000 worth of fireworks going up in smoke. Headlining the night is the North Island Super Saloon title that concludes with the popular demolition ramp derby, plus the annual Stock Car feature, the Harry Fredrickson Gold Cup. And the South Pacific Six Shooter title is also on the bill, plus Sprint Cars, Saloons, and Mini Stocks. The night starts 6.30pm with children’s bouncy castle, face painting, trampolines and more on-site. Details: www.bayparkspeedway.co.nz

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.

May 7: Eastern Bay of Plenty Classic Car Breakfast

This is open to American, Australian, European and British cars - but sorry no Jappas! It’s all about admiring the lovely classics. Meet at the Red Barn Bakery & Café,
237 Thornton Rd, Whakatane, from 8am-10.30am.

May 13: The NZ Cross Country Championship – Cambridge

If you’re into two-wheeled engines then it’s worth checking out the 2017 NZ Cross Country Championship final round at Cambridge, which is also the North Island Championships. Riders best three rounds count for the NZ championship – so be prepared for some last-ditch efforts to clinch the titles on offer. For more information, see: www.cambridgemx.co.nz

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


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