News & Recent Events

6 Sep – Grass Autocross Kirwee

Our first autocross for 2020 was in an awesome new paddock just west of Kirwee with 40 drivers! All had fun throwing some dirt around. Thanks to those who helped organise the event and helped on the day. Excellent team effort to make the day run smoothly. There were many of you, thank you very…
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CANCELED 16 Aug – Pipers Valley Rd Gravel Hillclimb

CANCELLED Unfortunately circumstances out of our control means the venue permit for our event has been withdrawn and we can no longer run the event. Our volunteers are absolutely gutted after the huge amount of work they’ve done to prepare this event. Sorry to those who entered. We will contact you to organise a full…
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25 Oct – Lone Star Rally of Canterbury

*UPDATE* We need more volunteers. If you want to see the action up close and be part of an awesome team that fizzes about rally cars then please contact event secretary Leanne Jolly 027 261 6197 or [email protected] This event is the last round of the Mainland Rally Series. Please remember the Mainland Rally Series…
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CANCELLED Hanmer Rally 2020

Unfortunately Hanmer Rally will not go ahead in 2020. Autosport Club have made the decision that it is not appropriate to run the rally as the Coroners Hearing is still pending about the sad accident that occurred at the 2018 Hanmer Rally. This is not a choice that our group of volunteers have taken lightly…
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19 July – Kaiwara Rd Gravel Sprint

Congratulations to David Quantock for taking the overall win on Sunday’s Kaiwara Rd Gravel Sprint in his Mitsubishi Mirage AP4. The road was treacherously slippery which saw some drivers get caught out but thankfully all walked away unharmed just licking their wounds. Thanks to Allan Pritchard from River Retreat Photography for standing in the rain…
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7 Jun – Mt Alexander Gravel Sprint

A cold, frosty start greeted the entrants to the 2020 Mt Alexander Rallysprint. A new start line further up the road meant competitors had a clean slate on times. A full field of 40 drivers and their nominated codrivers were set to make the long anticipated return to the gravel. Overall, it was a well…
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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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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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