Brass Monkey 2021

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40 years on and the “last” one is finally done. Phillip, a local scooterist, has done 39 of them. A pretty good effort, all things considered and on all sorts of bikes, but this one, on a Vespa PX200. The last time I was here, there was snow on the ground and the rally really […]

Burt Munro 2021

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As we are local, going to “The Burt” is a no brainer. The event still just seems to get bigger every year. It’s a real boost to the Southland economy and there are very few problems. A well known NZ scooterist usually races at the Burt – 2016 event and has done so, for a […]

The Grand Tour

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We have been to Whanganui twice now for the vintage weekend and scootering with friends. We have stayed at the Grand and enjoyed our time there and out and about exploring Whanganui. It is well priced and clean with a good selection of room types available. The Grand Hotel was built between 1926 and 1927 […]

2021 Events

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The Grand Tour Come and hang with scooter geeks, have a decent length ride out, then hang with scooter geeks again. It’s not a scooter rally. Don’t expect a participation certificate or concours d’elegance waffle-fest because there won’t be one. The idea is all staying at a nice old school hotel, The Grand Hotel in […]

Canscoot March Hare run

Posted Posted in 2020 Events

    Canscoot March Hare run There aren’t many of us Scooter riders in the deep south, so when the opportunity to mix with other like minded individuals arises, we tend to go and have a look. The Otago Vespa Club and the Canscoot Club from Canterbury were interested in having a get together and […]

2020 Events

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The Grand Tour Jan 17 at 6 PM – Jan 19 The Grand Hotel Wanganui 99a Guyton Street, Wanganui, New Zealand 4500   36th Vincent County Rally Friday 31st January to Sunday 2nd February 2020 211 Fisher Lane, Galloway – Alexandra Gates Open 12pm Friday Online entries here – https://bronzotago.ecwid.com/36th-VINCENT-COUNTY-RALLY-p121526995   Burt Munro The best […]

Motoretta Tourist Trophy 2019

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Motoretta Tourist Trophy 2019 The Moto TT for 2019 was a bust for me personally but again was well organised with some awesome roads and destinations. Accomodation was outstanding with 2 nights at the Brackenridge Country Retreat & Spa in Martinborough and 2 nights at DeBretts in Taupo as part of the trip. Having 2 […]

2019 Events

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The best motor racing event in New Zealand. 7th – 10th February https://www.burtmunrochallenge.co.nz/home   The best scooter endurance event in New Zealand. 21st April – 25th April http://www.motoretta.co.nz/   The coldest motor racing event in New Zealand. Queens Birthday Weekend – 2nd June /3rd June http://www.brassmonkeyrally.org.nz/

2018 Events

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Burt Munro Challenge Rally 9am, Thursday 8th February – 12pm, Sunday 11th February 2018   MUNRO FAMILY TROPHY The Munro family has generously donated a spectacular trophy which is given to the “Competitor of the Year” at each annual Challenge. The Munro family presents the trophy in honour of Burt to the winner each year. […]

Canscoot Show Weekend Ride 2017

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Canscoot Show Weekend Ride 2017 The annual ride with the Canscoot ones from Christchurch was another interesting journey into Central Otago with great weather and awesome riding conditions. We had organised to ride up to Cromwell and then on to Bannockburn to meet up with the rest of the group on the Friday night and […]

Motoretta Tourist Trophy 2017

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Motoretta Tourist Trophy 2017 Another fantastic scooter event has finished and finally was located in the South Island. Sadly for some teams from the North Island, this years event was always going to be logistically challenging, however some would say the event was better with the fewer teams that came down to the mainland. The roads […]

2017 Events

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Motoretta Tourist Trophy Friday the 21st April to Tuesday the 25th April. If you can only go on one scooter ride a year, make it this one. A 4 day, 1000 mile team ride for classic geared scooters. An epic test of man and machine, taking in the best roads and scenery in the top of the South […]

Burt Munro Challenge 2016

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Burt Munro Challenge 2016 Recently we attended the 11th annual Burt Munro Challenge with scooter friends from around the country. This years event coincided with the opening of the new Classic Motorcycle Mecca here in Tay St. The Bill Richardson Transport World and Motorcycle Mecca are both world class collections now part of a local […]

Motoretta Tourist Trophy 2016

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Motoretta Tourist Trophy 2016. “It is the responsibility of riders to ensure both they and their scooter are road legal. All scooters must be registered and carry a current Warrant of Fitness. Registration plates must belong to that vehicle. If a scooter is found to be in breach, the rider will be disqualified” This years […]

NZ Classic Scooter Club Rally

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NZ Classic Scooter Club Rally This years NZCSC rally at Tatum Park in Manakau, which is up north on SH 1 between Otaki and Levin got off to a bad start for the Black Roughie. Planning to leave early didn’t happen and while wanting to get to Ch-Ch on the first day, it all went […]

2016 Events

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The 12th NZ Classic Scooter Club national scooter rally 19-21 February    Fri 12 AM · Tatum Park · Manakau   A weekend of scooter goodness. The NZ Classic Scooter Club was started in 1995 as a register of owners of old, interesting or unusual: scooters mopeds clip on bicycle motors Stepthru’s Autocycles Power Cycles The NZ […]

Motoretta Tourist Trophy 2015

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Motoretta Tourist Trophy 2015. This was the first of the event previously known as the Mille Miglia Scooter Challenge. Christiaan from  Retroscooter and his hard working team outdid themselves this year with a sublime event. With around 70 scooters taking part this year the scene was set for some serious competition and is an indication of how […]

2015 Events

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35th Annul Brass Monkey Rally Queens Birthday Weekend Saturday 30th May – Sunday 31st May Idaburn Dam, Oturehua, Central Otago.     Motoretta Tourist Trophy Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th April 2015 A four day, 1000 mile team ride for classic geared scooters. An epic test of man and machine, taking in the BEST roads […]