With Easter fast approaching, the Classic Cover 2013 NZHRA Street Rod Nationals are only 7 weeks away! To date there are over 200 nationwide entrants, with strong showings from; Christchurch, Invercargill, Kaikoura, Blenheim Balclutha, Wellington and Palmerston North.
The events progress is coming along terrifically, with everything booked, lots of boxes ticked and abundant activities arranged to ensure each entrant and attendee has a fantastic time. All event and safety plans are completed, including attending to curve ball issues, such as the increased fire risk from the recent warm weather. The Taupo Rod and Custom Club have back up plans in place to cope with whatever weather the Easter break brings.
Buses will be available to take entrants to visit Taupo’s fantastic attractions, with discounts available to some. We encourage everyone to walk the streets of central Taupo, enjoy the shops, cafes and our sponsors establishments, including the Taupo Cosmopolitan Club, Lone Star, Finn MacCuhal‘s Irish Bar, The Shed and The Merchant of Taupo.
As it is the 40th anniversary of the Street Rod Nationals Taupo Rod and Custom Club have decided to have a cake to celebrate the occasion. A special guest (still to be announced) will perform the cake cutting duties. In addition movies of past events and photos will be on display.
The Show and Shine takes place on the Saturday. The Recliner Rockers will be playing with displays from our local drag racers and invited guests. Food caravans will be available, including the famous Mussel Madness caravan. Rocker Cover Racing will be held as well. A special competition will take place on the Saturday for all entrants. Five winners from this competition will get the chance to win their entry money back, further details to follow. That night there will also be a band playing at the evening function for all entrants.
The Hot Rod Olympics takes place on the Sunday and as always, is a must see. Taupo Rod and Custom Club have secured an ideal venue for the Hot Rod Olympics with great grass cover.
After the Hot Rod Olympics all entrants will be able to enjoy the Classic Cover 2013 NZHRA Street Rod Nationals Dinner and Prize Giving. The theme for the evening is ‘Best 50’s Look’. There will be prizes available for; best pony tail, best duck tail, best baby in leather, and a rocker fashion competition along with a band playing the night away.
NZHRA and the Taupo Rod and Custom Club would like to thank the sponsors of the Classic Cover 2013 NZHRA Street Rod Nationals for their support. There are a large number of sponsors supporting the event including local business who are providing discounts for our entrants. Very special thanks must be given to the main sponsors;
• Classic Cover Insurance – www.classiccover.co.nz (naming rights sponsor)
• Century Yuasa – www.cyb.co.nz (Gold Sponsor)
• Taupo District Council – www.greatlaketaupo.com (Gold Sponsor)
As NZHRA is a not for profit incorporated society, we rely on financial support to assist in putting these great events on for the Rodding community and appreciate all support provided.
There is only 28 days left till close off for entrants, so make sure you fill out an entry form today. Visit www.hotrod.org.nz/events to complete your entry form and to see a full itinerary. The Taupo Rod and Custom Club will turn it on and rev it up for everyone who enters and attends, so make sure you put the Classic Cover 2013 NZHRA Street Rod Nationals in your diary.
For more information please contact
NZHRA Marketing and Sales Officer