Canterbury Car Club was established in 1946 and was one of the principal founders of Motorsport New Zealand. As the largest and most active circuit-owning motorsport Club in New Zealand, they have more than 850 members containing past and current New Zealand Championship drivers. Canterbury Car Club organise of more than 50 events per season, including Race, Continential Rennsport, Navigation Rally, Motorkhana, Circuit Sprint, Autocross, Drifting events. As promoters of Motorsport we also run the famous SKOPE Classic, Super Weekend of Motorsport, Speed Festival, South Island Endurance and Lady Wigram Trophy Race. Known for their Club Race Days held at the track, these are not to be missed events when members get out their and give it there all.
Driftsouth has grown from a bunch of friends who enjoy modified cars to what it is today by no easy means. The road to being 'accepted' by MotorSport NZ and the racing community has been long and hard. But with the persistence and help of some keen drivers around the country and the likes of Kent & Ian Shrimpton - migrating from a racing family to Promotion and management team, Drifting within NZ is now recognised as an official class of motorsport. The first Drift South series began in July 2006. With huge support from the Canterbury Car Club, 5 drivers got together and formed the "Drift Committee". The club backed the idea of the series and Drift South was born. Still part of the Canterbury Car Club championship, Drift South has developed into one of the most entertaining and enjoyable Motor racing series in the South Island.
CAMS (Classic Action Motorcycle Sport SI Inc) was formed in 1989 and is dedicated to the preservation of Classic and Post Classic racing motorcycles and sidecars. They run race classes for all older motorbikes and sidecars from Vintage right through to Pre 1995 plus usually run support classes for modern machines, development class and "Buckets". Running 8 race meetings each year, mainly at Ruapuna. CAMS pride themselves on being a friendly and welcoming club with a strong focus on fun. New riders and members are always welcome. They have a genuine Clubmans class where new riders can hone their skills and develop their race craft in a safe environment. More info available at www.cams-racing.org.nz
Christchurch Trackday’s began in early 2014 after a group of like minded enthusiasts were looking for a way to make non-competitive track time affordable and accessible. Since then it has grown to monthly events with over 1000 drivers having taken to the track in their road cars and many having moved on to become regular faces at Canterbury Car Club Speed and Race events. Trackday’s are a great place to start for those looking to get into Motorsport or those who just want to explore the limits of their driving and their cars ability in a safe and controlled environment. The Christchurch Trackday’s Team, are passionate motorsport enthusiasts who take a lot of pride from seeing so many people at our events enjoying their vehicle’s in a safe environment and making great use of the fantastic facilities Mike Pero Motorsport Park offers. For more info and upcoming events check out www.christchurchtrackdays.com or www.facebook.com/christchurchtrackdays
Motorcycling Canterbury Inc was established in 1932. In 1936, the Club ran the first New Zealand Grand Prix at Cust, a gravel surface circuit outside of Christchurch. In 1964, the event moved to the sealed circuit at Ruapuna, now Mike Pero Motorsport Park. The NZGP is usually held over the first weekend of January. The Club runs race days for all levels of riders, including Superbikes, 600 Supersport, Pro Twin, Superlite, 300 Supersport, 250 Production, 125 GP, 150 Supersport, Buckets, Clubman, Super Motard and Sidecars at both Ruapuna and Levels Raceway. An Endurance race is held in November, and the South Island Cup is held at Easter. We train new riders from the age of 7 at each club day and on Friday evenings prior to meetings. Riding gear and machines can be loaned to new riders. Go to the website www.mci.net.nz or Facebook Motorcycling Canterbury for details of events.
Holden Street Smart is a world-class, cognitive based driver programme that aims to positively influence the lives of young kiwis across the country. Holden Street Smart is a one-day event, offering a practical hands-on learning experience and providing young drivers and their parents/caregivers the opportunity to undertake supervised driving practice. Holden Street Smart has a focus on developing good decision-making strategies for safe driving, including assessment, reading the road environment, resisting peer pressure, managing or eliminating distractions and planning ahead. Holden Street Smart takes place in safe, controlled, off-the-road environments, under the watchful eye of qualified coaches plus the parent/caregiver. This provides the parent the opportunity to also assess themselves, in order to be a better coach and mentor to their teen. Holden Street visits Mike Pero Motorsport Park every school holidays and you can register at www.holdenstreetsmart.co.nz