News & Recent Events

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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3 Jun – Canterbury Rally

The Lone Star Canterbury Rally is the third round of the 2018 New Zealand Rally Championship and third round of the 2018 Mainland Rally Series. The event features stages on the local county roads and forest stages. *Attention Canterbury Rally Competitiors* – Two bulletins below, please read. 1. There will only be passengers approved with legit reasons joining reconnaissance.…
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20 May – Rakaia Zig Zag Rd Gravel Sprint

Our second gravel sprint for 2018 used one of our favourite twisty roads, the Rakaia Zig Zag Rd. It was a windy, dusty day difficult for the volunteers and camera man Kevin Corin! Congratulations to Mike Tall for taking out the honours 1st overall in his Mirage, leaving Josh Marston (Barina) in second place and…
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29 Apr – Grass Autocross

A Mini wins again! This time it was Daniel Males who won 1st overall in his gold Mini, well done! Mike Pentecost, also driving a Mini, made a costly mistake, going the wrong way at the end of the last run, Mike had a huge lead on the field before that point. Well done to…
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11 Mar – Cust Gravel Sprint

Our first Gravel Sprint for 2018 was in Cust. Run on the same road as the sprint used last time in 2016. A huge field of 48 drivers lined up on a fine Canterbury day to race on the gravel. David Quantock in his Evo 8 won 1st overall as he did in 2016, this…
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21 Feb AGM Prizegiving

All are welcome to attend our Autosport AGM and Prizegiving for the 2017 season. Come and support your mates who put in some awesome performances to be top of the points tables. Congratulations to all our Autosport Club Championship competitors and trophy winners. Overall Club Championship for 2017 is Matt Penrose, well done. More info on our Club…
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