News & Events

14 May – Mt Alexander Gravel Sprint

Our last event for teams to test their machines before the Canterbury Rally, 4.5km of gravel. Congratulations to our overall winner Matt Penrose (WRX) and class winners; Graham Wilson (Starlet) class 1 (0-1300cc), Brent Buist (Escort Mk 2) class 2 (1301-1600cc), Deane Buist (Escort Mk 2) class 3 (1601+cc) and Richard Baddock (WRX) class 4…
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30 Apr – Grass Autocross

Sadly we have to cancel this weekends Autocross 30th April due to a lack of venue. We have tried many people and many paddocks but farmers although very generous with their time and land they cannot risk winter feed. We appreciate your help and understanding.
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23 Apr – Onepunga Rd Gravel Sprint

Our second gravel sprint for the 2017 season it was a great opportunity for teams to test their machines before the Lone Star Canterbury Rally in June. Onepunga Rd is 3.7km of awesome north Canterbury gravel last run in 2015. Congrats to Matt Summerfield (WRX) for taking out first overall after a tight battle with…
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22 Feb – AGM Prizegiving

It was a great night supporting Autosport Club and our club champions who gathered club points over the season to make it to the podium. Thanks to those who volunteered to stand for the committee for 2017. We welcome Michael Veronese to the committee and we thank Graham Wilson will be president for the 11th…
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12 Feb – Pipers Valley Rd Gravel Hillclimb

For 2017 Pipers Valley Rd Gravel Hillclimb was south island qualifying round 2 of the NZ Hillclimb Championship. For more info on the championship go to http://www.hillclimbchampionship.co.nz/ It was a sunny, dust Canterbury day with 34 drivers giving it everything on the twisty gravel road to the top of the hill. Congratulations to Mike Tall (Mirage)…
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11 Dec – Grass Autocross #4

Autocross #4 Okuku today Sunday 11th Dec CANCELLED due to heavy rain overnight. We are gutted we have to cancel this event as so many were looking forward to it, as we were. Unfortunately the weather has yet again interfered. The wet paddock will become damaged if we race on it today and that’s not…
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20 Nov – Grass Autocross #3

Our next event this Sunday 20th November Autocross #3 Sorry but due to the weather we have to cancel this event. The paddock is too drenched to use unfortunately. With a bit of luck it should dry out in time for our last event Autocross Sunday 11th Dec. Reminder for Autocross events: Anybody is welcome…
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06 Nov – Kaiwara Rd Gravel Sprint

Description: 06 Nov – Kaiwara Rd Gravel Sprint Date: 06/11/2016 Drivers were charging hard at the last sprint of the season at the 2016 Kaiwara Rd Gravel Sprint. 52 drivers lined up to tackle the 4.4km of awesome Canterbury public road gravel. The challenge of the road was a bit much for some drivers with…
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2 Oct – Mt Thomas Gravel Sprint

A great piece of 4km forestry road, Mt Thomas was an awesome, last sprint for last season. A new piece of road was used compared to previous years so it was an even playing field and exciting to watch the times tumble and the battles heat up. For 2016 we used the same road as…
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3 Sep – Water View Cars Hanmer Rally

The 2016 Water View Cars Royce Watson Memorial Hanmer Rally was round 5 of the Mainland Rally Championship. Overall winners for 2014 & 2015 defending champs Matt Summerfield and Michael Crawley made it three in a row winning the event again in 2016. Son Job Quantock & Alan Steel battled with father David Quantock & sister…
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14 Aug – Auchenflower Rd Gravel Sprint

One of our most popular gravel sprints Auchenflower Rd Gravel Sprint gave 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 sprints,…
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10 Jul – Grass Autocross #3

*CANCELLED* Sorry but we have had to cancel our Autocross #3 Sunday 10th July because of rain making all our available paddocks unusable. We’ve searched high and low for a replacement venue but with the recent rain we will cause too much damage unfortunately.
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5 Jun – Lone Star Canterbury Rally NZRC Rnd 3

Round 3 of the 2016 NZ Rally Championship, the 2016 Lone Star Canterbury Rally on the 5th of June comprises of 168km of special stages in the Ashley and Okuku Forests with 278km of touring. The rally changes to a one day event with no night stages. This was done to reduce costs and allow for more racing kilometers and more…
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22 May – Cust Gravel Sprint

Our second sprint for the 2016 season was Cust Gravel Sprint on 5km of fast Canterbury public gravel roads. Problems with securing the road closure for Ram Paddock Rd at the last minute meant we had to quickly change locations and move the date. Sometimes there are things out of our control and we have…
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11 May – Toast & Roast Graham Wilson

Come along to show your thanks and appreciation to our selfless and humble club president and hear some stories of his antics over the years from friends and family. Graham has over the years and still does give an incredible amount of his personal time to the sport we love, rallying. Take this opportunity to…
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