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On the third sunday of the month we invite all members and any interested members of the public to join us at Cutler Park from 9am-11am for coffee and a catch-up. Turn up in your club eligible vehicle and meet other club members - if enough interest is shown we might head out for a run. Partners and children encourage to join in but please no dogs.


Next event is Sunday 21st April.
Start time is 9am(ish)




Every Wednesday 12.30–5.00pm


Third & Fourth Sunday 9am–Noon


Open first Thursday of the month on
Noggin Night from 7pm


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31st May to 3rd June

This year’s rally will start in Rangiora at Daniel Smiths future museum site on the corner of Flaxton and Fernside Roads on Friday, 31st May.
Be early for an 8am start.
Rally Packs should be collected from Canterbury Branch Clubrooms (Cutler Park) on Thursday, 30th May from 4pm . The bar will be open from 7pm-9pm and out of town visitors are welcome to join us. We encourage early collection to enable a smooth departure on the Friday morning.

All entrants will be required to “Read and Sign” a Health & Safety program to receive the Rally Pack. Consequently Rally Packs will be able to be collected by the entrant only.

The local “Lions” will provide lunches on Friday, 31st May. You will need to take your own hot or cold drinks . The cost of the driver’s lunch is included in the Rally Entry Fee. All crew and passengers will need to order extra lunches at a cost of $23 each (on the entry form).

The “Lions” have been extremely helpful in organising the day so we expect everyone to support them with lunch purchases.

As per last year, lunches will be the responsibility of each entrant for the Saturday and Sunday.

We will start Saturday morning 1st June in the Sheffield area and finish in Fairlie.

We have also booked the Community Hall for Saturday night this year and food will be available for purchase from local vendors (BYO drinks).

Prize Giving and Supper will be in the Community Hall on Sunday, open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm presentation.

While back up vehicles are provided all vehicles must be self sufficient and carry tow ropes and chains for mud or snow – and be adequately prepared to cover some distance on back country roads with river crossings. As we will be crossing private farms strictly NO DOGS are allowed. Fire extinguishers will be compulsory in all vehicles – including Back Ups.


The Irishman Rally is open to Vintage Car Club Members only and for Vintage and Veteran aged vehicles. The winner and runner up will be drawn as per tradition from the entrants participating. Rally Nos and Extinguishers will be checked as you enter private property.

All entrants are eligible without exception. The winner and runner up will be joined by a small team to assist with the task of organising the following year’s event. This is what makes the rally special and provides the variety we see each year as a new person gets to put their mark on this event.
While this is a challenge there is a team behind you.

Donald Wright, John Gregan and Dave Inwood
The entry form is in the March Hub or on line



Canterbury Branch Monthly Programme

Noggin Night

1st Thursday of the month


1st Wednesday after noggin

Motorcycle Noggin

2nd Wednesday of the month

Commercial Noggin

3rd Wednesday of the month

North Canterbury

Noggin 4th Wednesday of the month

Old cars, bikes and coffee

3rd Sunday of the month

Grounds Maintenance Morning

1st Sunday and third Tuesday of the month

 Parts Department

Wednesdays 12.30-5pm, noggin night and every 3rd and 4th Sunday 9-12pm

Club Night: 7:30pm

1st Thursday each month.

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