Welcome to our 27th Annual Hot Rod & Classic Car Festival Weekend for 2019. This Auto Extravaganza Festival 9am Sunday 5th May is not to be missed!

Public Gate Entry 9am: Adults $10, children 5-13 $3 under 5 FREE





We invite all car owners of a pre 75 Muscle to come along and display your pride and joy on Sunday. Gates open at 8am, close at 10am. Driver entry is free but any Passengers pay public entry price Adults $10, children 5-13 $3.

This year we once again will be running a Fashion Pageant for the Ladies and for the Men a Beard Competition.  Entrants to be at the Marnieland Street Rods Clubroom deck by 9.00am for a show briefing. Everyone else come along and see the Guys and Girls strut their stuff on the runway from 10.15am.

Entertainment for the whole family with over 600+ cars and bikes to see, along with our swap meet sites and trade sites, there’s always a bargain or two to be had. For the kids, we have kids hot rod rides, bouncy castles, merry go rounds. There is a large variety of Food and Coffee stalls along with the clubs $2.00 Sausage Sizzle and FREE apples!

A tradition of the Hot Rod & Classic Car festival is to have a central theme and this year is no different. We will be celebrating the pre 75 Muscle Car Era. From stock and mild to wild, there are many great Muscle Cars Marques to honour, in fact so much so we decided it was worthy as this year’s feature.

We are honoured this year to have two of NZ’s great Hot Rod Pioneers joining us for the whole weekend. Graham Berry & Dave Chung of b/c fame will be hanging out with the Rod Run entrants and on Sunday we will be featuring an awesome display of their iconic work over the decades, something not to miss! We are lucky enough to have Graham making a special one off model for the weekend which will be auctioned off at Saturday Nights Rod Run prize giving, upon which proceeds will go our local charity Little Elms. This is a chance to put a bid in for an iconic piece of Hot Rod History, silent bids will be accepted if you can’t make to the event.

In conjunction with the Sunday 5th May Festival we will also host our Annual NZHRA sanctioned Rod Run on the Friday 3rd and Saturday the 4th May. The Rod Run continues its same theme visiting points of interest in Hawkes Bay with a fabulous luncheon followed by a fantastic social evening including a live band and supper. It is that popular we unfortunately are at capacity already!

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