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  • I am pleased to say there was no hint of rain for this round compared to the Noah’s Ark deluge we had to survive at the previous round at Pukekohe.
    We had a very good entry of 15 cars which included the guest appearances of Richard Ryan in the SLR 5000 Torana and Elliott Crawford in the 69 Corvette. New member Rowan Tonkin was racing for the first time, with our other new member Michael Crawley making his second appearance.
    Posted: Sunday 18 November 2012
  • After spending all week looking at the weather forecasts, come race day it was proved that the weather men were absolutely bloody right.
    Posted: Saturday 13 October 2012
  • After worrying all week about the weather forecast, the weather on the day was pretty good with an excellent entry of 11 for the first meeting of the year.
    Posted: Saturday 8 September 2012
  • The brilliant autumn weather continued for all competitors in the final race for the year. This meeting was a joint round with the Production Muscle Cars and ensured a good grid of twenty one cars.
    Posted: Sunday 13 May 2012
  • The second to last round of the Northern Muscle Cars calendar was also the last of this season's combined rounds with Central Muscle Cars. There were plenty of successes for the Northern drivers and a few failures along the way, but best of all there was plenty of excitement and action for those drivers who made the trek to Taupo.
    Posted: Sunday 24 April 2011
  • It was an overcast but hot day at Hampton Downs for the fifth round of the Northern Muscle Car series.
    Posted: Sunday 20 February 2011
  • The 2011 New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing hosted the fourth round of the Northern Muscle Cars series and the second of three combined NMC/CMC rounds. For the Northern drivers Hampton Downs is known to be merciless on brakes, gearboxes and axles and punishing of any inconsistency. The 27 Muscle Car drivers on the grid would have their work cut out trying to tame the track, but what a way to spend a weekend!
    Posted: Saturday 29 January 2011
  • The first of the combined Central Muscle Cars and Northern Muscle Cars rounds had a massive grid with nearly thirty muscle cars entered from both clubs. The battle for the chocolate fish was going to be hotly contested with drivers eligible for points in both series.
    Posted: Saturday 4 December 2010
  • Calm conditions greeted the entrants to the first race of the season at the recently completed motorsport facility at Hampton Downs. The number of entrants was up on the last meeting as we move towards the summer months. The meeting was being hosted by the Auckland Car Club.
    Posted: Sunday 31 October 2010
  • A cool cloudy day greeted the new race season with the opening race meeting for 2010. A small field assembled with stories of cars not quite ready and of others that had early season blues. Those that were able to race were assured of good points toward this year’s championship.
    Posted: Sunday 5 September 2010
  • Another beautiful day greeted the NMC entrants for round 5 of the Championship. Sixteen cars lined up for another meeting of the popular Hampton Downs circuit hosted by the Auckland Car Club.
    Posted: Wednesday 21 April 2010
  • Rally New Zealand which is a round of the WRC (World Rally Championship) is holding a Super Special stage at Hampton Downs on Saturday 8 May 2010.
    As part of the entertainment NZIGP have opted to run a 2 class race meeting. This will be open to all saloon race cars.
    Posted: Sunday 18 April 2010
  • Who is invited:All CMC & Northern Muscle Car Club Members – if you participated in the 2009 Muscle Car Masters in Australia it is free of charge, if not you will be charged $100 for the day.
    Posted: Sunday 18 April 2010
  • Sunday was a very warm, windless day and this saw the Muscle Cars line up for Round four of the series hosted by the Auckland Car Club.
    Posted: Monday 8 March 2010
  • The third round saw the cars back at Hampton Downs as part of the Tasman Revival series for classic cars. The two day meeting was well supported with over two hundred cars competing in nine classes.
    Posted: Sunday 17 January 2010
  • The weekend's racing promised to be one of the highlights of the season with the Northern Muscle Cars competing in the Metalman Thunder in the Park event.
    Posted: Thursday 17 December 2009
  • Gary Lathrope and Rachael Murray are organising another track day at Pukekohe. It is a great day to take freiends, clients etc for rides or carry out some testing in a contolled manner.

    The cost is $100 with lunch also being available at a very reasonable price.

    Please complete the attached form
    Posted: Wednesday 16 December 2009
  • Top Gear Live will be in Auckland on 18-21 February 2010.

    The Club has been invited by the Auckland Car Club to attend some dual race sprints on a specially built track at the Top Gear site (see attached map).
    Posted: Friday 4 December 2009
  • The first meeting of the 2009/2010 season was much anticipated as it was the first official race meeting at the newly completed motor sport facility at Hampton Downs. Competitors were encouraged to walk the track prior to racing to get a feel for the layout. I did this with several of the drivers and their comments were “more undulations than I thought”, “look at the track width of this corner” “this first corner is going to be interesting”.
    Posted: Sunday 15 November 2009
  • The Kiwi contingent arrived in Sydney with expectations of a great weekend of racing, 5-6 September 2009.
    Posted: Thursday 24 September 2009
  • June 2009

    The Northern Muscle Cars AGM will be held on Saturday 13 June at 4pm at the Pokeno Motel, Great South Rd, Pokeno Village, Auckland South (as per last year). Special thanks to Bruce and Jo for offering the venue to the Club.
    Posted: Wednesday 17 June 2009

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