Coming Events


Last updated: December 5, 2018.

NOTE Club events are for members only.  

Interested in joining the club and attending an event? Just contact the member listed for any of the events below.

Please note: more events, extra details and possible changes may be added to this Calendar each month.

Compiled and written by Liz Standen-Penn  (Club Captain / Events).  P: 07 578 2558, M: 027 263 3433.

“Ask not what the Club can do for you, but what you can do for the Club”

Events Committee: Phil Barron, Bruce MacDiarmid, John & Raewyn Bourke, Bruce Jamieson, Doug Payton.



Christmas greetings to you all, where has the year gone????

Seems like it was not that long ago I was wrapping up Christmas presents, making Christmas Cakes and now I’m doing the same thing again. It seems like the years are getting shorter, or are we just all so busy, the days fly by. As many of us who are retired seem to say “I’m just so busy I don’t know how I found time to work “

What a wonderful five-day Lower North Trip we have just had. It was so good and Dave and I realised that there are so many places in New Zealand yet to be explored.

A huge thank you to those from our events Committee who put so much time and effort into making it such a great trip for all who were able to come.

I would personally like to mention, Raewyn Bourke for arranging all our accommodation, with help for the Orewa part from Murray & Corrie Jamison, Bruce MacDiarmid and Jo Spry for the Orewa part of the Trip & Phil Barron for the Trip from Orewa to Whangarei, and all the Itinerary for our time there, and Doug Payton for the Café visit and Marsden Point Oil refinery virtual Tour.

We do have 5 different club members who have kindly taken the time to complete a description of each day.

This is our last Magazine until February’s edition next year. Peter Davies our Editor does such a great job of the Magazine that it’s nice for him to be able to have a wee break in December.

We are having our Concours in January this year, and we are hoping for confirmation from a Special Guest Speaker who is home from the UK visiting Family for Christmas. This promises to be a good event.

February Art Deco Trip – As was mentioned in our last Magazine we do have some limited extra accommodation that we have been able to have held for us until the 15th December so if you’re able to come we would love to have you join us.

John Bourke has been putting a lot of time and effort in to make this a really great trip away for us all. Please contact me if you’re interested.

Dave and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas, and hope that 2019 will be the best year ever for you.

Enjoy your loved ones around about you, and take care out there on the roads as we want to be able to enjoy your company again in 2019.

Warm Regards to you all,


January 2019 – Run & Club Concours

Club Concours, Rotorua Rally and Lake Resort Luncheon.

Itinerary for the day:

Those entering the Concours to arrive on site at the Okawa Bay Reserve, situated at the end of Okawa Bay Road which is off State Highway 33 Mourea, Rotorua. Please be onsite no later than 9.30 to 9.45 am as Judging begins at 9.30am.

10.30 am. For those members taking part in the Rally please arrive at the Reserve at the end of Okawa Bay Road at 10.30 am for morning tea or coffee.

Rotorua Lake Resort.

11.15 to 11.30 am. Leave on Rally around interesting roads surrounding Lake Rotorua and Rotorua City. Magnificent views.

Rally Route maps will be provided and this is a non competitive, enjoyable and relaxed drive for your pleasure.

Approximately 12.15 to 12.30 pm – Arrive at Rotorua Lake Resort, Okawa Bay, for a BBQ Buffet Lunch. Cost $30 per person.

After lunch. Prizegiving for Concours and a possibility of a Special Address by an Employee of Jaguar Land Rover U.K.

Okawa Bay Road and Rotorua Lake Resort on State Highway 33 Mourea will both be marked with Jaguar signs.

RSVP to Liz by Wednesday 2nd January 2019.


Art Deco – Napier – February 2019

February 2019 Rally to Art Deco via Gentle Annie followed by Historic Homestead Tour of Southern Hawkes Bay and Northern Wairarapa.

Our organiser of this rally, John Bourke has managed to hold 3 extra double rooms for anyone wishing to join this interesting rally from 13 to 19th February.

Staying at Taihape 13th and Havelock North 14th-16th February and Waipukurau 17th-18th. Home on 19th February.

This includes a fantastic drive from Waipukurau to Porangahau and looping back to Waipukurau.

Please contact Liz before 15th December.

March 2019

Club Run to Te Awamutu to Dennis & June Catchpoles home for a BYO Barbeque. Party – More details to follow in February Magazine.


ALL MEMBERS – PLEASE NOTE: For bookings made by the Committee for Events where the Club is required to pay deposits (or full amounts) e.g. for motels, meals, entry fees etc. in advance on behalf of members attending the Events: Members must reimburse the Club promptly and before the final confirmation date under the terms of the reservations. NO refunds will be made after the final confirmation date.


We look forward to some interesting Runs ahead, so have a thought for which ones you would like to participate in, or all if you choose.

REMEMBER: If any Members have ideas of Runs and places of interest, please contact myself or any of the Committee. Club Member’s input is important. Thank you.