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.