Weekend Wheels

June 11: Motorsport BOP - Motorkhana and Autocross Day at Baypark

Anyone can have a go at MotorSport Bay of Plenty’s Motorkhana and Autocross Day at Baypark this month. Gates open for registration at 8.45am, followed by a drivers’ briefing at 9.15am and timed runs from 9.30am to 5pm. Parking and pits will be in the Baypark carpark as directed by organisers. Motorkhana events will be held in the morning and autocross events in the afternoon. Classes include 0-1600cc, 1601-2000cc, 2001-3500cc, 3500cc and over and all 4WD. Costs and further details www.mbop.org.nz

June 11: KartSport Bay of Plenty 2017 Club Day – Te Puke

Kartsport Bay of Plenty has its first round of club champs at the Te Puke Auto Electric Raceway on June 11. You need to be a member of KartSport BOP to be eligible so try to sign up prior to the meeting as the club AGM will be held on the same day. Minimum of six entries per class. To join the club or for more information phone 07 573 6330 or 027 458 4555, email bopkartclub@gmail.com

June 23-25: Bay Rodders WinterBlast – Tauranga

Bay Rodders’ annual WinterBlast is offering an early registration and meet and greet on the Friday night at their Cherokee place clubrooms from 5pm-8pm. Saturday starts with a clubroom breakfast from 8am-9.30am, a 9am-3pm mystery run followed by dinner, band and spot prizes from 6.30pm.

The big public event is the Swap Meet and Car Display on Sunday from 9am-2pm at Durham St carpark building. This features hotrods, new vehicles, muscle cars, street machines, vintage cars, and motorcycles and race cars galore. Entry is adults $12, under-12s free and a family pass is $12.

July 9: Central North Island Swap Meet & Car Show - Rotorua

Hosted by the Rotorua Vintage Car Club at Rotorua Stockcar Track, Paradise Valley Rd, this is the 36th Annual Central North Island Swap Meet and Car Show.

It features vintage, veteran, classic cars and hotrods. Entry for seller’s vehicle and driver is $10 per site. All others $5 per person. For Swap bookings email daharpers@gmail.co.nz. For car show enquiries phone Bob MacKay 07 332 3849.

July 22-23: CRC Speedshow - Auckland

You may want to consider heading north this weekend for the CRC Speedshow at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds. The annual event is billed as New Zealand’s ultimate automotive playground, showcasing the finest, fastest and coolest new cars, race cars, race bikes, classics, motor sport celebrities, wild hot rods, muscle cars and custom creations from around NZ and the world. The show is open Saturday, July 22, 9am-6pm and Sunday, July 23, 9am-5pm. Tickets are available from www.speedshow.co.nz

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


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