News & Events

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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10 Feb – Pipers Valley Rd Gravel Sprint

Congratulations to David Quantock for snatching victory in his Ex-Brian Green Mirage from Mike Tall in his Mirage. 31 drivers raced up the twisy and in places steep gravel road. Well done to our class winners Class A 0-1300cc Tim Smith (Starlet), Class B 1301-1600cc David Fahey (Escort), Class C 1601cc+ Bert Murray.  2019 Pipers Valley Rd…
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29 Sep – Grass Autocross

Our first event without Kevin Corin taking photos for us. We miss Kevin who gave not only his photos to our club but was a good friend to many. May he rest in peace. Our third autocross for 2018 was at the same grass paddock as our last autocross in Okuku. It’s a nice, big…
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1 Sep – Hanmer Rally

A message from the club. As our tight community is now aware, on the final stage of yesterday’s rally. A freak accident occurred tragically ending in the death of our club photographer Kevin Corin. Our rally community is deeply saddened. Thoughts and deepest condolences are with Kevin’s family, friends and for all those affected and…
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19 Aug – Auchenflower Rd Gravel Sprint

One of our most popular gravel sprints Auchenflower Rd Gravel Sprint give drivers 8.7km of fast flowing, public road with twisty section in the middle to test their skills. There are three bridges, some fast straights and several high speed blind brows to provide a real challenge for drivers and cars. One of our longer…
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29 Jul – Kaiwara Rd Gravel Sprint

Our third Gravel Sprint for the 2018 season is approx. 4.4 km gravel public road; undulating gravel rd. Uphill from the start. Situated just south of Cheviot, Canterbury. Congratulations to Josh Marston (Holden Barina AP4+) for winning first overall with David Quantock (Evo 7) and Garet Thomas (WRX) in second and third respectively. Well done…
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