Weekend Wheels

August 5-6: Chrome Expression Session – Hampton Downs

Ever wanted to just cruise around with your mates in an action-packed day at Hampton Downs? Then now is your chance with Chrome Expression Session. Chrome features passenger rides, racing sessions, burnout sessions, drifting sessions, drag racing sessions, gymkhana, dyno, show & shine, trade sites, entertainment and more. From old school to new, V8s or rotaries, anything goes.

Driver entry is sold out, however there is a passenger ride so you can cruise around with your mates. Open 9am-6pm on Saturday, August 5 and 9am-5pm, Sunday, August 6. Spectator tickets at the gate cost $25 with free entry for kids under 10. For more information visit www.chromenz.co.nz

August 6: Pirtek Tarmac 2wd Rally - Taupo

Hosted by Taupo Tarmac 2wd Rally, this is a clubman rally for 2wd vehicles at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park in Taupo. 80km over 4 ‘special stages’ comprising pre-1982 ‘uniscreen classics’ and modern 2wd all-comer vehicles. A fun rally for all, including newer competitors to the sport of rallying. Free admission. Kid-friendly. Sunday, August 6 from 8am-5pm.

August 12: Driver Experience Track Day – Taupo

A Driver Experience Track Day will be held at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park in Taupo on Saturday, August 12. Organised by Alfa Romeo Owners’ Club Bay of Plenty, the track day will appeal to all drivers from experienced racers to those new to the track and want to see how their car performs. All you need is a NZ drivers licence and car with WoF (road) or logbook (race). A fun, non-competitive day sanctioned by MSNZ with sessions segregated by road or race car type and driver experience. Driver training is available from race-experienced male and female drivers. Numbers limited to allow lots of track time. All makes welcome at organisers’ discretion. A great, cost- effective way to test your car and yourself. For more details call 07 576 6737 or visit www.arocnz.org.nzor trackday@arocnz.org.nz

August 13: Playday on Track - Taupo

Take an opportunity to drive around a real race track at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park in Taupo for Playday on Track on Sunday, July 13. It doesn’t matter if you drive a $500 Holden, a family car or a $1.2 million Pagani Zonda as long as it’s roadworthy. Helmet, overalls, goggles and a sense of humour required. Gates open at 8am followed by a drivers’ briefing at 9.40am, familiarisation laps at 9.55am and the first cars out on the track at 10.10am until 4.30pm. Cars are out for 12-15 minute sessions in different speed groups before heading to the pits. Three speed groups available. For more information and to buy tickets visit www.playdayontrack.co.nz

September 9: Motorsport Bay of Plenty Day/Night Gravel Sprint – TECT All Terrain Park

Motorsport Bay of Plenty’s annual Spring Day/ Night Gravel Sprint will be held at TECT All Terrain Park on Saturday, September 9 from 1-10pm. Spectators welcome, with great viewing at the spectator point. More details available closer to the time. Visit www.mbop.org.nz

September 10: Henry Ford Memorial Day - Hamilton

The 23rd annual Henry Ford Memorial Day display and swap meet will be held at Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton on Sunday, September 10. The event is hosted by the Waikato Mustang Owners Club and gates open at 8am. Entry is $5 per Ford vehicle/person, $10 for two or more, $5 per adult, family $10 and kids under 12 free. Swappers $15. Trade $25.


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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