What’s On

Play on the Motorway – Saturday 7 October

Heading north, this is a gentle cruise up the amazing Puhoi to Warkworth Motorway Extension. In my perfect world we will form a bit of a formation and cruise together in a bunch. Checking out the lovely new road, looking at the cutaways as we pass through the hills and remembering what a pain the old road was with the roadworks, stoppages and slips.
Reaching the roundabout at Warkworth we will pass around the roundabout and return on the new Puhoi to Warkworth Motorway Extension and wend our way to the Riverhead Pub for a leisurely lunch.
Lunch is booked for 1pm and we have the private dining room.

Remember to pay your road tolls!

Where: on the Northern Motorway at BP Dairy Flat – please note that this is the big BP station

When: Saturday 7 October, 10.30 am for an 11 am start

Contact: Sue Iles, [email protected]

New Plymouth & Ohakune -Two Mountains, Labour Weekend 21-23 October

This year’s overnight run has been planned for Labour Weekend, with a tour into the central North Island, overnighting in New Plymouth and Ohakune.

Auckland Club is gathering at BP Service Centre Drury on Saturday 21st @ 8:45 am for 9:00 am departure. We will be travelling down to Otorohanga for lunch at the Thirsty Weta Cafe and to meet up there with the Midlands Club. Then, down to New Plymouth for an overnight stay at the Devon Hotel.

On the Sunday morning we will leave the Devon Hotel earlyish at 9:00 am and squeeze in a visit to The Hillsborough Holden Museum for an hour, before heading off on a great drive right around the coast to Whanganui – stopping there for lunch, before turning north and up the famous Parapara’s (SH4) to Ohakune, where we will be spending the night at the Powderhorn Chateau. Bring your togs as they have a fantastic indoor heated pool – with bar service!

On Monday it is farewell and a drive home or a drive to anywhere you want.

Attached are more details of the tour.

New Plymouth:
Devon Hotel
06-759 9099
No reserved rooms so be in quick

Powderhorn Chateau
06-385 8888
We have rooms on hold until 1 Oct.
Booking Ref. #67083 – Powderhorn requires payment upfront $285

What you need to do
1. Let Trevor know you are joining us – [email protected]
2. Book your accommodation

If you need more information contact Trevor 0226856693 or Daryl 0274976366

See you there.

Trevor & Daryl

Where: BP Service Centre, Drury

When: Saturday 21 October, 8.45am for 9.00 start

Contact: Trevor Ninness, [email protected]

Driving Skills, Saturday 11 November

Back by popular demand, here is another chance to show off your driving and parking skills, and if all else fails make a run for it.

Details are being finalised.

Where: North Harbour Stadium Carpark

When: Saturday 11 November, 9am

Contact: Mike Peters, [email protected]

Toy run, Saturday 25 November

On Saturday 25 November we are going to join the MR2 club on their annual toy run which supports Visionwest by collecting small toys and delivering them to those in need in our big toys. The run starts at McDonald’s Greenlane and ends at Visionwest HQ at 97 Glen Eden Road.

You are asked to bring approximately $20 of toys and dress up your car on the Christmas theme. There will be prizes for the best dressed car and a popular vote “show and shine”. A BBQ and refreshments is promised.

Details are being finalised. Details will be emailed.

Where: McDonald’s, Greenlane

When: Saturday 25 November, 12.30pm for 1pm departure

Contact: Mike Peters, [email protected]

Upcoming Events 2023

3 December – Christmas dinner, The Brigham

10 February 2024 – Meguiar’s Tour d”Elegance, organised by the MG Car Club

11 February 2024 – the Classic Cover Ellerslie Car Show

17-21 May 2024 – Australia National Rally of Mercedes-Benz Car Clubs, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia – see BeNZscene or contact the organisers at [email protected]