Vintage Cars Rallying for Cancer

22-Aug-2017 10:50 AM

If you see vintage and classic cars passing through your town on Sunday 27 August, they may not be just out for a joy-ride

Hundreds of vintage and classic cars all across New Zealand will hit the road to raise money for the Cancer Society on Sunday 27 August for the first annual Daffodil Rally for Cancer.
Dreamed up by the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand, the Daffodil Rally for Cancer is a simple concept with hopefully, big returns.
Diane Quarrie, President of the Club said “Anyone is welcome to join the rally, in any vehicle.  We will charge a small entry cost but all the proceeds are going back to the local Cancer Society”.
“Our hope with this new, national rally is to bring people together for a good cause and contribute a significant amount of money to the local Cancer Societies around New Zealand.
“Our members love being out in their vintage and classic vehicles, and the Daffodil Rally for Cancer is a great way for us to give back to the community” said Quarrie.
“We have had fantastic support from the vintage car clubs across the country” says Daniel Glover, the Cancer Society of New Zealand Communications and Marketing Manager.
“Over the years, vintage car clubs have delivered fresh daffodils and collected for us, but this year to have a national rally the weekend after Friday’s Daffodil Day is fantastic.
“Donations and money raised will go towards vital research, a range of support services, information booklets and health promotion activities” commented Glover.
To find out information about your local Vintage Car Club or rally locations visit


For more information, contact:
Daniel Glover
Communications and Marketing Manager
Cancer Society of New Zealand
021 243 9343
Melissa Holm
Daffodil Rally for Cancer Coordinator
Vintage Car Club of NZ
021 147 8483

North Island Events

Far North: $10 per vehicle. Starting from The Warehouse Kaitaia car park at 1pm, the run will proceed through Mangonui and back to the Matthews Museum at Aurere.   Museum entry fees will also be donated to the Cancer Society.
Local Contact: Peter Slawson (09 407 3066

Northland: $15 per vehicle. Join in for a fun, family friendly day where you can take in the sites of Northland whilst raising funds for the Cancer Society Northland.  Assemble at 10am at Kensington Park.
Local Contact: Keith Taylor (09 9460719 or

North Shore – Wellsford – Warkworth – $10 per vehicle, Joining with the Caffeine and Classics event, meet at 10am at Smales Farm, Takapuna then set off out of Auckland at 11.15am and travel up the West Coast on sealed roads to finish in Warkworth Town Centre for a car display.  Prizes for “People’s’ Choice”, walks along the Wharf, cafes etc.  All proceeds go to the Cancer Society.
Local Contacts:        Neil Beckenham ( or 09 426 5831)
Anne Richardson ( or 09 425 6298)

Auckland – $10 per vehicle. Assemble to enjoy lunch and a look around the Howick Historical Village in Pakuranga and then head off on a rally at 1.30pm to finish with a cuppa and explore at Ambury Farm Park.
Local Contact: Russel McAlpine 0274735451

Eastern Bay of Plenty:  $10 per vehicle.  Meet at the  Bunnings car park (Phoenix Drive) at 1pm, followed with a tour of Whakatane.
Local Contact:  Barry Keene (07 3088204 or

Bay of Plenty: $10 per vehicle. Enjoy a country run that starts and finishes at the club rooms on Cliff Road, Tauranga.  Assemble for a 1pm start with the day ending with a potluck tea.
Local Contact:  Ken Frew (07 576 4263 or

Rotorua – $10 per vehicle.  Assemble in the Mitre 10 car park at 10am, with a short run through town to follow.
Local Contact:  Cliff Wickham (07 3480680 or

Taupo – $10 per vehicle. Meet at the Clubrooms in Hickling Park at 1pm and then head out for a run towards Motuoapa.
Local Contact: Neil Chave (07 3765262 or landnchave.home

Gisborne – $10 per vehicle. Meet on the corner of Roebuck and Childers Roads by 1pm.  Head off up the East Coast with places of interest along the way, BYO afternoon tea. Local Contacts:
Graeme Revell (027 284 5844 or
Dick Neill (06 867 1676 or

Hawke’s Bay – $10 per vehicle. Head off from the Sandy Road, Meeanee club rooms at 1pm and take in some places related to the cause along the way.  Finish with a BYO afternoon tea.
Local Contact: Malcolm Blair (06 8437664 or

Central Hawke’s Bay – $10 per vehicle.  Join the fun with a car rally out to a rural property with a competition along the way.   Leaving from the car park by the Waipukarau pool at 1pm, an afternoon tea will finish off the afternoon ($7.50pp).
Local Contact: Sandra Cross (06 858 9814 or

Wairarapa – $10 per vehicle. Starting from The Square in Martinborough at 1pm, enjoy a meander through to Masterton where the cars will be on display to the public and a simple gymkhana will be run.
Local Contact: Andrew Dittmer (

Taranaki – $10 per vehicle. Meet at the East End Beach Reserve at 11am for a short run.  BYO picnic lunch and finish back at the Reserve for a public car show and car rides.
Local Contact: John Muter (06 751 5554 or )

Wanganui – $10 per vehicle. Get ready for a ‘poker’ of a run that sets out from 1pm from the Clubrooms in Patapu St.  Winding it’s way around town, the run finishes back at the Clubrooms for afternoon tea and presentation of prizes.  Local Contact: Peter Hardy (0212723444 or

South Island Events

Marlborough – Come along and see a huge amount of vehicles at the Brayshaw Heritage Park from 10am – 3pm for a gold coin donation.  There will also be a BBQ, tea, coffee and sandwiches.
Local Contact:  Tony Smith (

Nelson – $10 per vehicle. Meet at the car club rooms Speedway Assn grounds Lower Queen St Richmond at 1pm.  From there, choose one of two rally routes which will take you out through some country towns and finish at ‘Quayconnect’ building Port Nelson for a BYO afternoon tea.
Local Contact: Jim Wareing (03 544 9998 or

West Coast – $10 per vehicle.  Meet at the Karoa Suburbs club rooms at 1pm for a short run through town and the Aorangi Reserve.  Finish back at the club rooms for afternoon tea and a display of cars, tea and coffee provided but please bring a plate.
Local Contact: Colin Peacock  (03 768 6934 or

Canterbury -$10 per vehicle.   Meet at the Cutler Park clubrooms at 10am then choose one of the 45 minute run themes. BBQ lunch on return and cars on display to the public from 1pm.
Local Contact: Colin Hey (

Ashburton – $10 per vehicle. Get ready for a ‘scatter’ of a rally where in a set time you need to collect as many points as possible from different map locations!  Meet at the VCC club rooms in Maronan Road at 12.45pm for a 1.30pm start time.
Local Contact: David Oakley 021 370956

South Canterbury – $20 per vehicle.  Get ready for a day of mystery! Meet at the Caroline Bay carpark at 9.30am before heading out for a day of motoring where you will visit a back country station for lunch and also take in some history along the way.
Local Contact: John Foster (03 6159066 or

North Otago – $10 per vehicle.  Assemble at 12noon, for a public car show at 151 Awamoa Road.  There will be a cost to display a car, and a gold coin entry for the public to attend.  Food will also be for sale.
Local Contact: Wayne Abernathy (03 439 5171 or

Central Otago – $10 per vehicle.  Meet at the Warbirds and Wheels car park, Wanaka Airport at 1pm, followed by an afternoon of touring the beautiful countryside.
Local Contact:  Graham Taylor (03 443 1416 or )

Gore – $10 per vehicle. Leave from 1pm from the Gore Town and Country Club car park, head off on a sealed run and finish up in Lawrence.
Local Contact:  Bill Sheddan (03 208 1237 or

Southland – $10 per vehicle. Head off from the Ariki Ave clubrooms at 1pm for a run taking in town and country, heading back to the clubrooms for afternoon tea.
Local Contact: Janet McCulloch (03 2179667 or )


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