News & Recent Events

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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17 Apr – Autocross #2

Our second Autocross was again at our popular Okuku paddock. It was round 2 of our Autosport Autocross Championship. Congratulations to Karl Celeste for taking out 1st overall in his Mini, just able to hold off a late charge from Matt Penrose in 2nd place who got lost on run 1. An impressive Darryl Malloch had…
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6 Mar – Rakaia Zig Zag Gravel Sprint

Our first gravel sprint for 2016 was a great start on Sunday 6th March with one of our favourite twisty roads, the Rakaia Zig Zag Gravel Sprint. Congratulations to Job Quantock in his Evo 7 for taking out the win overall on the last run by 0.4 seconds from a rapid Matt Penrose in his…
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14 Feb – Grass Autocross #1

Our first event for the year was also round 1 of our Autosport Autocross Championship. It was also round 1 of the 2016 Interclub Championships between the local Canterbury Clubs; RATEC, Canterbury Car Club, Ashburton Car Club and Autosport. It was a great start to 2016, a return to the Okuku Autocross paddock with 31 entries!…
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17 Feb – AGM Prize Giving

Congratulations to all our winners at our AGM Prize Giving on Wed 17th Feb. It was a great night to celebrate 2015 which was a challenging but rewarding year for Autosport. See below for the Presidents report and minutes from the meeting. Give our award winners a high-five next time you see them. For the…
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