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Nostalgia Drags 2024

The Nostalgia Drags are as good as a holiday, so planning the annual pilgrimage to Napa Dragway for the Bay Rodders event gets locked in early and is always something to look forward to for lovers of old cars

AutoFest rebirth

AutoFest is fast growing into the country’s biggest two-day car event for hot rods, classics, V8s, and street machines. All it really needed was a track — and now it’s got one!

Takapuna Rocks is back!

The suburb of Takapuna on Auckland’s North Shore has a lot to offer by way of beachfront living, good eateries and bars, and an all-year summery vibe — even if it happens to drizzle from time to time.

Hot August Nights: see the USA hot rod style with Scottz Tours

For anyone with an affection for Amercian muscle and a love for all things hot rod, getting over and seeing the land where it all started will have always been on that to-do list, but actually making it happen can easily be pushed to the side and forgotten.

Bumper cars: Waikaraka Family Speedway Demolition Derby Grand Final

Hell bent on destroying eachother, the driver’s in the Waikaraka Family Speedway Demolition Derby will have you splitting your sides with laughter until there’s just one car left capable of moving. For the first time, you’ll see derby car teams smash it out with two teams of five cars each go head to head.

Event calendar: Stragglers Rod and Kustom Charity Car Show

We need not introduce the long-running Cambridge Charity Show, hosted by Stragglers Rod and Kustom Club. It’s one of the largest shows of its kind in the country, and returns its proceeds to local children with chronic illnesses.

Masterton Motorplex gears up for packed season

With the upcoming drag calendar overflowing with dates, and a ton of serious cars set to run the quarter, Bob Wilton and the team at Masterton Motorplex have been busy making the already world-class facility even better ahead of the first event.

Rust ‘n’ dust: a good old-fashioned paddock race

Ben Winter could be seen as your typical Kiwi farmer, with the sleeves rolled up on his checkered shirt that is half tucked into his shorts and mud-covered gumboots. But there is a little more to Ben than one might think.