News & Recent Events

16 Aug – Pipers Valley Rd Gravel Hillclimb

Come and get 4km of gravel road action, uphill from the start of PipersValley Road, Duvauchelle, Canterbury. Entries can only be made through the MotorSport Online systemhttps:/possum.motorsport.org.nzAny entry will not be deemed valid until payment is received. Documentation: Commencing at 8:30am and concluding at 9:30am. All drivers are to report to Documentation to sign in,…
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25 Oct – Lone Star Rally of Canterbury

Canterbury Rally will begin on Saturday 24th October with a ceremonial start and competition will begin on Sunday 25th October. The rally will be run in Ashley Forests and North Canterbury public roads. The Service Parkswill be in the Amberley area, at Cheviot and Waikari. The rally comprises of approximately 124 kms of special stages…
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Hanmer Rally 2020 Cancelled

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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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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