Function at the Junction, Blenheim 2012

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Function at the Junction Blenheim 2012
Waitangi Weekend – February 4th – 6th
Spring Creek Junction, Blenheim
Rally Update

Many thanks to all those who have registered already, numbers are growing daily.

We have extended the registration period for an additional week after having spoken to the caterers. The last day for registration is now Friday 27th January.

The patches are printed and looking pretty smart!

Reference accommodation : Spring Creek Motel still has rooms available, I believe the Junction Hotel still has 3 rooms available and free camping is still an option (facilities however are very basic).

Fuel is not available at the Spring Creek service station over the holiday weekend, fuel is available at Shell garages in Picton and Blenheim.

Rally / riding season officially open!

The NZCSC 11th Rally at Labour Weekend has kicked off the summer riding and rally season in earnest.

After a tough and stressful winter for a lot of us, a relaxing holiday weekend in Taranaki seems like heaven. Quite a few breakdowns though, particularly for the Wellington crew – it may be time to consider AA memberships for those going on tour – they have a premium membership option to get you and your scooter all the way back to your hometown, not just the nearest AA agent – a good option if you cannot fix it yourself and a van/trailer/truck isn’t readily available.

Some rallies and rides have already been discussed over the weekend. This is the first with enough detail to post.

Michael Davies: Late January 2011 rally North of Auckland

Kevin and I are working on the idea of a rally at THE FARM ( in one of the last two weekends of January, the last weekend being anniversary weekend.
It is a 1000 acre farm in Whangaruru South of Bay of Islands on the old Russell Road, great road for touring and plenty of distractions, such as dirt bikes and beaches etc..
This will be an event where family and children are encouraged (all ages), so encourage partners and children, they will love it.
We hosted a rally there 2005/06 cant remember which year, various accommodation options ranging from tenting, cottages and converted wood shed into dorm etc..
Feed back on dates would be appreciated, but we are assuming school holidays,
You will see the price options are very reasonable, bedding included
No card
En suite double $35pp
Doubles $25pp
Dorm $20pp inc. bedding
Camping $12pp
Singles $25
Meals etc…
Breakfast: Including Cereal, Toast, Butter & Jam, Tea & instant coffee $5
Lunch with Tea or Coffee $8
Evening Dinner. Great food cooked by our chef! $15 (ask about tonight’s menu and reserve your table)
Horsemanship Intro lesson Approx 60 mins $45
Horse Treks Approx 120+ mins $60 (2nd trek $40)
Motorbike riding lesson Approx 90 mins $50 (includes a short trek)
Motorbike trek through Devils Hill & White gate. Approx 60 mins $60 (2nd trek $40). Choose from Suzuki TF125cc, Yamaha XT250cc DT175cc, XR100cc, Honda 200cc. Safety gear included.
Kayaks Per day $15 per person. We have double or single Kayaks located just 5 minutes walk from the house.
Fishing & Snorkelling $39 all gear included
Boogie-Board surfing FREE. We have couple of boards you can borrow.
Walk to Pigs Pass and
River Valley Pass
60 – 90 mins FREE. Just follow the signs
Spa Pool FREE
Organic Steam Room FREE

Mods and Rockers Winter Rumble, August 22nd 2009

Hi there, on the 22nd of August 2009 we’re planning a Mods and Rockers run from Christchurch city to New Brighton for scooter owners riding classic style and vintage scooters and motorcyclists riding classic style and 1960 – 1970s era British motorcycles. Once at Brighton we will engage in a series of (non-violent) contests such as a quiz or a tug of war and the winning group (either Mods on scooters or Rockers on bikes) will be presented with a trophy, and that group will lead the ride back to Christchurch with the vanquished foes following.

Register here to attend BY AUG 15TH $20 then it goes up to $30

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Once back in Christchurch the groups will meet at Poplar lane where local bars The Vespa Room and The Twisted Hop will welcome us with hard liquor, food and entertainment – they’re planning to have their staff dressed as mods or rockers and will screen Quadraphenia on the big screens in both bars plus they are looking for a band that can play period music. If the Mods win the trophy will be placed behind the bar of The Vespa Room and if the Rockers win it will be placed behind the bar of The Twisted Hop. There will also be a contest for the best scooter and best bike and for best dressed mod and best dressed rocker. Secure storage is available for motorcycles and scooters allowing participants to celebrate and enjoy the event without worrying about drinking and riding.

TV3 have expressed interest in doing a 20/20 documentary on it and the local print media will be inundated with press releases and invitations to cover the event, so if you want profile for the passion of scooter ownership; this is your chance. I’ll also have a section on our website covering the event with links to all relevant websites including yours.

We want as many people on classic style new and period scooters as possible.

David Thompson
Street and Sport
03 366 2201

Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari

More than 30 tiny scooters rode triumphant into Hokitika on Saturday having conquered the Southern Alps in the first Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari.

It was too much for some scooters who finished the trip on trailers but Event organiser Jayne Rattray pronounced their mission – to raise funds for the Cancer Society – a fizzing success. They had raised more than $8,000 at last count with the target of $10,000 well within reach. The website will stay live for sometime, so we hope that more will flow through over the coming days.

“We will definitely do it again next year,” said Jayne. “So many more people said they want to do it too.”

Thirty-one riders on an array of tiddly scooters, mostly 50cc and none over 200cc, set off from Air New Zealand’s Christchurch engineering base before dawn on Saturday, a buzzing convoy adding a tinge of blue smoke to the early morning fog.

Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe, who rides a Ducati motorbike in Auckland, changed down to a 50cc scooter for the first hour of the ride, but wanted to keep going.

Four Air New Zealand engineers, Wayne Cook, Mike Rattray, Ben Walker, and Damion Haines came up with the idea to ride scooters coast to coast. Inspired by a young colleague diagnosed with bowl Cancer that very same week it became clear that they should do it for a cause, the Cancer Society – from the start they were right there supporting their mate. From there, Jayne put on her marketing cap and went to work to spread the word and bring in the dollars.

“We thought that if he’s going to endure a sore butt from his surgery, then we should get sore butts too!” says Mike

Air New Zealand offered to fly four engineers and their scooters from the Auckland base down to join them. Word spread. Friends and colleagues scrounged scooters to come too, and a group of West Coast scooterists trailered their bikes over to ride back in first Scooter Safari. In Darfield another 6 riders who had salvaged long-forgotten scooters from farm sheds and 2-tag teams from Harcourt’s Marlborough also joined the posse.

“The older and smaller the scooter, the better,” says Wayne. “Everyone knows a big bike can do it.”

Despite frequent stops to regroup and refuel bikes and riders the group soon spread out. Porters Pass took a heavy toll, several riders having to paddle along or even get off a push, shedding layers of clothes along the way.

Residents all along the route came out to clap and cheer the buzzing, beeping convoy.

“Near Jacksons I saw a lady waving something,” says Mike. “It looked like money so I went back. I told her she could see us on TV that night but she told me she was blind. She’d heard about us on the radio and listened out for us so she could give us her $5.”

The West coast turned on spectacular weather but a long day at full throttle saw both Wayne’s 1987 Honda Lead and Ben’s 1986 Honda Flush burn out at Kumara Junction just 20km short of the finish line.

Ben said he was a bit dejected but a huge welcome from clapping and cheering Coasters changed that. “I had a tear in my eye,” he said. “It felt like we’d done something worthwhile.”

“The Cancer Society is delighted that The Scooter Safari participants are publicly acknowledging the Cancer Society for support of their friend and colleague. Because of this special support the Cancer Society will be able to continue providing help to others.” …Liz Chesterman, Chief Executive, Cancer Society

“We’d like to thank all our sponsors, especially to Air New Zealand for all their support and funding. To the scheduled stops who put on hot drinks and soup. To the Darfield Shell station for the petrol, the Arthurs Pass Store and café who shouted all our riders free lunch. Horton Signs, Rangiora for the pilot vehicle signage, City Scooters for the the extra bike, TV3 for the fantastic News coverage. The list goes on….
We have been blown away by all the encouragement and support. Last, but certainly not least, to the riders who endured sore butts for 10 hours. Without you, we couldn’t have done it – Thank you to all involved! Together we have made a real difference to cancer sufferers”

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