News & Recent Events

Autosport Calendar Update

We’ve slid out of lockdown clawing to get out there and enjoy our sport once again. Work in the background has ensured maximum events possible in this difficult time. With Motorsport NZ issuing permits and procedures now clear we have put together an Events Calendar with plenty of opportunity for everybody to get out and…
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7 Jun – Mt Alexander Gravel Sprint

Our first event post-lockdown will be the Mt Alexander Gravel Sprint on the 7th of June. It has not been an easy time making this event happen, thank you to those who have made it possible. Time to get your rally car out of those lockdown sheds, show off the new lockdown modifications and kick…
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Mainland Rally Series Calendar Update

To register for the Mainland Rally Series go to the Mainland Rally Series Facebook Page and fill out a registration form. The organisers of the Mainland Rally Series can confirm that event organisers are pushing ahead with the preparation of their respective rallies on the assumption we will have moved to Covid-19 level 1 (or…
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Canterbury Rally date changed to Oct 24/25

During this current difficult time with COVID-19 to secure an alternative date due to the likely postponement of the Canterbury Rally we have changed the date to October 24/25. Labour day public holiday is the following day. For many reasons this is the only weekend possible for us to hold this event and this early…
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26 Feb – AGM Prizegiving

Checkout other photos from our 2019 Season AGM Prizegiving in our Gallery https://autosport.org.nz/gallery/ Congratulations for all who were awarded trophies for their efforts in the 2019 Autosport Club Championship season. Well done to Sean Haggarty who won the overall 2019 Autosport Club Championship in his Subaru WRX. Checkout the Club Points page to see Autosport…
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3 Nov – Autocross Rnd 4 Grass

David Fahey on his way to winning the 2019 Grass Autocross at Sefton. Huge thanks to Allan Pritchard from River Retreat Photography. Our last event for the 2019 Autosport Club Championship season was a grass autocross, an awesome way to finish the year. We returned to one of our favourite paddocks in Sefton. Congratulations to David Fahey…
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29 Sep – Autocross Rnd 3 Grass

Our penultimate event for the season was a grass autocross at Kirwee. It was a new paddock so it was a fresh track, ready for some dirt slinging fun. What an awesome day racing around a paddock! Monster 48 driver field with the usual fast guns and plenty of first time competitors. Great to see…
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18 Aug – Cust Gravel Sprint

It was a great day in the sunshine racing on the gravel with 33 drivers skidding sideways. Congratulations to David Clearwater (Evo 4) for winning 1st overall, our class winners; class 1 0-1300cc Chris Herdman (Starlet), class 2 1301- 1600cc David Fahey (Escort), class 3 1601+cc Rob “Groove” McCallum (Escort). With long straights at this…
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28 Jul – Malvern Hills Rd Gravel Sprint

This is the inaugural running of the Malvern Hills Rd Gravel Sprint. Used many years ago for Canterbury rally, it has never been used as a gravel sprint so it was an even playing field for all, a rare opportunity. It was a race in both directions 3.3km each direction.  The sprint consisted of two…
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2 Jun – Canterbury Rally

Congratulations to 2019 Lone Star Canterbury Rally winners Ben Hunt and Tony Rawstorn – Photo: Allan Pritchard
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18 May – Mt Alexander Day Night Gravel Sprint

It was great to have the rare chance to race one of our favourite, tricky gravel roads in the day and night time. It was a perfect opportunity to setup lights for Canterbury Rally which will have two night stages. Sean Haggerty (WRX) takes away his first ever overall win from Mike Tall (Mirage) by…
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8 May – Autosport Club Night Out Quiz Night

Autosport Quiz Night was a fun night scratching heads, trying to remember names, cars and other rally trivia. We had an unexpected but very welcome international guest Frank Kelly, thanks for coming along. Congratulations to “The D Team” for taking the win by just 2 points from “Late”. Great job organising by Sarah Brennan and…
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28 Apr – Autocross Rnd 1 Grass

*CANCELLED* Unfortunately we have had to cancel our autocross because of problems organising a venue. Sorry for the late notice but we tried everything we could to make the event happen but it’s out of our control now. Our next autocross is 23rd June on seal at Ruapuna, run by Canterbury Car Club www.canterburycarclub.co.nz. It will…
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31 Mar – Rakaia Zig Zag Rd Gravel Sprint

One of our favourite twisty roads and steep gravel sprints with a fast finish all in 2.5km of great Canterbury gravel. Situated by the Rakaia gorge this road is always fun and has some cool banked corners. Congratulations to Mike Tall (Mirage) for winning overall by just 0.01 seconds from Garet Thomas (WRX) on the…
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20 Feb – AGM Prizegiving

It was a great celebration of our awesome 2018 Autosport season at our AGM Prizegiving. Congratulations to all the award winners, especially Overall Club Champion Josh Marston.
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