NZHRA Monthly Newsletter - September 2014
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Hi <<Club Name>>, Welcome to the Monthly Member News!

I trust you are all warm and dry in your respected regions. Up here in the winterless north we have had over 1.1 meters of rain in the past 3 months! I might need to consider joining a boat Club instead of Hot Rodding, if this keeps up and with the roads up here deteriorating terribly.

This month  there are Clubs holding events throughout the country, with the most notable being Pukekohe Hot Rod Clubs 50'th anniversary celebration. Pukekohe HRC will join an elite few Clubs to achieve this milestone. The celebrations take place over the weekend of the 20/21 September in Pukekohe. Click here for the event poster.

In October we have the Protecta Insurance 2014 National Show, hosted by combined Zone 10 Clubs at the Edgar Center in Dunedin over Labour Weekend 24/25/26 October . I'm looking forward to this show, as it's a great opportunity to get close to some awesome cars while they are on display. I will be judging the show this year, which is something I have always enjoyed.  In the interest of efficiency, we have moved our AGM and Executive meeting from November to October, to be held immediately after the National Show. The AGM will be on held on the Monday morning (27 October) with the Executive meeting following. If you would like to attend the AGM please feel free to do so, for more information please contact Alicia

It is with sadness we farewell our Marketing and Sales Officer, Rhian Ecclestone, who has been with us since December 2012. Rhian has decided to move on, to further her Marketing career, with an opportunity she couldn't ignore. We wish Rhian well for her future, and thank her for her efforts with NZHRA.

Equally it is with regret that we farewell Ash Oldham, our Zone 8 Director. We wish to thank Ash for his contribution over the years, and wish him well for the future. We look forward to Zone 8 finding his replacement. If you would like more information about becoming a Zone Director please contact Alicia or Myself.

Please don't forget to fill in the NZHRA Member Survey, if you haven't done so already. Click here to do it now, and have your say.

The Executive are considering the possibility of holding a lottery in 2015. At this stage we are on the lookout for a suitable lottery car, and are currently investigating at a couple of options.

Please remember that to receive a discount on Cook Strait Crossings, you must book the fare via Tony Hirst (our independent booking agent), prior to the sailing time. Crossings can not be booked direct with Interislander. Tony's details are shown on the back of your affiliation cards and on the Member Benefit page of our website.

With summer just around the corner, we can all start enjoying getting out there in our cars, doing what we do best, while we enjoy our beautiful country. 

Regards Warren Pattinson.

Congratulations to our August picture of the month winner: Martin Bennett

Send in a picture of your vehicle at a show, or just looking glorious in the backyard and you could be in to win!

Each month one picture will be chosen as the picture of the month, with the winner receiving a copy of The Kiwi Hot Rodders Guide to Life 2 by Steve Holmes.
Please include your Name and Member Number, when you send in a picture, so we know who you are. All images are to be sent to

IMPORTANT - Please ensure you are allowed to send us the photo. Most images on the Internet are not allowed to be copied, and some people prefer for images of their vehicles to be kept private.

New Member Benefit - SMP BEARINGS


45% discount of list price on the following product categories (1-8).

$20 fee for becoming a SMP HOT card holder waived.
Members who become a SMP HOT card holder via the NZHRA member benefits program will be given 50% discount on all items below (1-8). Becoming a member is easy, a form is filled out and a discount club card is issued (email for a form referencing CS-NZHRA). 

Offer is available from Hamilton or Christchurch branches and online sales 
  1. Bearings
  2. Needle rollers
  3. Rod ends
  4. Shaft seals
  5. O-rings
  6. Drive belts
  7. Circlips
  8. Pulleys
Offer does not apply to already discounted items 

How do i take advantage of this offer?

Members need to provide the account code (CS-NZHRA) plus their affiliation number in store.

If using the discount online simply visit and click on order form, or click here. In the Customer Number section type in CS-NZHRA followed by your affiliation number.

Via Email
Alternatively email ensure you include the code CS-NZHRA plus your affiliation number in the email.
We have had some great photos sent through recently of some awesome Hot Rod Runs and Events. Click on the below events to check them out.

The Palmerston North Hot Rod Club Swapmeet - 2 August

Oceanside Street Rods Inc. Rod Run to Te Aroha - 24 August

Coming up in September

12-14 September    
Taupo Rod & Custom Club - Rod Run - Tongariro Holiday Park - Click here for more information

14 September    
Capital Rodders - Guide Dogs Fun Run - Tawa to Capital Rodders Clubrooms - Event Flyer

19 September    
Pukekohe Hot Rod Club - Friday Nite Hot Rod Club Visit - Franklin Road , Pukekohe
20 September    
Lakers Taupo Inc. - Charity Show & Shine - Turangi Trout Centre - Click here for event flyer

20 September    
Custom & Classic Waimate - Camp Out & Poker Run - Guns Bush - Click here for event flyer

20-21 September    
Pukekohe Hot Rod Club - Car Show and 50th Anniversary - Indian Hall, Ward St, Pukekohe - Click here for event poster

21 September    
Oceanside Street Rods Inc. - Swap Meet - Cherokee Place, Mt Maunganui - Click here for event flyer

27 September    
Street Machines & Customs Club - Car Display - Chadwick Road, Greerton - Click here for event flyer

27 September    
North Shore Rod & Custom Club - Twilight Swap Meet - Hillside Road, Glenfield - Click here for event flyer

28 September    
Alpine Street Machines - Breakfast Run - Cromwell

28 September    
Matamata R&CC - Swapmeet & Display - Mangawhero Road, Matamata

Click here to view the NZHRA Event Calendar website page

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