2017 Lone Star Canterbury Rally winners Matt & Nicole Summerfield - Photo: Kevin Corin

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The home of Rally, Gravel Sprints, Hillclimbs & Autocross in Canterbury, New Zealand. 

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The 2017 Membership Form is available for you to fill out and return for this year’s membership to the Autosport Club. These are due at the start of each year. It is also available in PDF format.

 

  

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Next Event

29 Oct 2017

Grass Autocross

Ohoka Autocross

Our second Autocross for the 2017. Who will win the Autosport Autocross Championship? More details soon...

 

 

 

 

 

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1 Oct 2017

Mt Thomas Gravel Sprint

Mt Thomas Gravel Sprint

Mt Thomas is an awesome fast blast with a bit of everything, fast, technical climb then along a ridgeline through the forest and a twisty downhill finish. Congratulations to Matt Penrose for winning in his mighty Ex-Trevor Crowe WRX. He won convincingly with a margin of 5 seconds from Job Quantock who's getting to grips with the Skoda AP4. Read more...

 

2 Sep 2017

Royce Watson Memorial Hanmer Rally

Jeff Judd winner of Hanmer Rally 2017

Congratulations to Jeff Judd & Grant Marra (WRX) winners of the 2017 Royce Watson Memorial Hanmer Rally. The rally was a great event with 76 teams competing. Well done to all involved. It was an awesome day of gravel racing with the overnight rain keeping the dust down and allowing huge crowds of spectators to watch the action. Read more...

 

 

26 July 2017

Toast & Roast of Deane Buist

Deane agreed to be the subject of our 2017 Toast and Roast. Deane has been at the front of South Island and NZ Rallysport for 30 years. We have a lined up a great bunch of guest speakers who will Toast Deane’s very long list of successes and poke some fun Roasting some of the other moments in Deane’s life so far. Do yourself a favour – don’t miss it. Read more...

 

16 July 2017

Ram Paddock Rd Gravel Sprint

It's a wicked 7km sprint that includes a bunch of high speed brows and corners at the start and is followed by some twisty hill country with some big drops. Congratulations to Matt Penrose (WRX) 1st place overall, Peter Murch (Starlet) first in class 1 (0-1300cc), Josh Marston (Sprinter) winner of class 2 (1301-1600cc), Marcus van Klink (RX8) winner of class 3 (1601+cc). Read more...

 

2nd July 2017

Grass Autocross Okuku

Ohoka Autocross

Congratulations to Adrian Harris (Moke) for taking out top spot 1st place overall and our class winners Karl Celeste (Mini) Class 1 0-1300cc, Jeff Judd (Levin) Class 2 1301-1600cc, Alastair McLean (Fiesta) Class 3 1601cc+, Dave Ollis (WRX) Class 4 4WD, Byron Kelsell (WRX) Class 5 Road Car. Read more...

 

 

4th June 2017

Lone Star Canterbury Rally

Lone Star Joes Garage Brian Green Property Group

2017 NZ Rally ChampionshipSummerfield's win Canterbury Rally

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Lone Star Canterbury Rally

4th June

Congratulations to overall winners Matt & Nicole Summerfield! The 2017 Lone Star Canterbury Rally was round 3 of the 2017 Brian Green Property Group NZ Rally Championship and round 3 of the Mainland Rally Series. Read more...

 

14 May 2017

Mt Alexander Gravel Sprint

Mt Alexander Gravel Sprint

Our last event for teams to test their machines before the Canterbury Rally, 4.5km of gravel. Congratulations to our overall winner Matt Penrose (WRX) and class winners; Graham Wilson (Starlet) class 1 (0-1300cc), Brent Buist (Escort Mk 2) class 2 (1301-1600cc), Deane Buist (Escort Mk 2) class 3 (1601+cc) and Richard Baddock (WRX) class 4 (4WD). Read more...

 

23 Apr 2017

Onepunga Rd Gravel Sprint

Onepunga Rd Gravel Sprint Matt Summerfield

Our second gravel sprint for the 2017 season. Congrats to Matt Summerfield (WRX) for taking out first overall after a tight battle with Mike Tall (Mirage) and Matt Penrose (WRX). Well done to our class winners; Peter Murch winner of class 1 (0-1300cc), Glen Daly winner of class 2 (1301-1600cc), Wade Henshaw winner of class 3 (1601+cc) and Jason Clark winner of class 4 (4WD). Read more...

 

22 February 2017

AGM Prizegiving


It was a great night supporting our members who put in some awesome performances to be top of the points tables. Congratulations to our overall club champion Job Quantock and all our trophy winners. Read more...

 

 

 

12 February 2017

Pipers Valley Rd Gravel Hillclimb

Pipers Valley Rd Gravel Hillclimb

It was a sunny, dust Canterbury day with 34 drivers giving it everything on the twisty gravel road to the top of the hill. Congratulations to Mike Tall (Mirage) for taking out 1st place overall & class 4 4WD. Well done to the other class winners Chris Herdman (Starlet) class 1 0-1300cc, Taylor Judd (Corolla) class 2 1301-1600cc, Jeff Judd (Corolla) class 3 1601+cc. Read more...

 

11 December 2016

Autocross #4 Okuku CANCELLED

Autocross

Autocross #4 Okuku today Sunday 11th Dec CANCELLED due to heavy rain overnight. We are gutted we have to cancel this event as so many were looking forward to it, as we were. The wet paddock will become damaged if we race on it today. Enjoy Christmas and New Year's with your friends and family. See you and your cars for more racing in 2017.

 

8 November 2016

Paddon and Hyundai NZ Select Shootout Drivers

Huge congratulations to our local young guns who made it into the Hyundai NZ Young Driver Rally Shootout & Classroom Day against 180 applicants. Well deserved Matt Summerfield, Job Quantock, Ari Pettigrew, Chris McLean. Shows how truly strong Rally is in Canterbury and the South Island. Keep up the good work. Read more...

 

6 November 2016

Kaiwara Rd Gravel Sprint

Kaiwara Rd Gravel Sprint

Drivers were charging hard at the 2016 Kaiwara Rd Gravel Sprint. The challenge of the road was a bit much with a few falling off the road. Congratulations to Matt Penrose (WRX) for his impressive victory overall. Well done to our class winners Class 1 0-1300cc Chris Herdman (Starlet), Class 2 1301-1600cc Josh Marston (Sprinter), Class 3 1601cc+ Deane Buist (Escort). Read more...

 

2 October 2016

Mt Thomas Gravel Sprint

Mt Thomas Gravel Sprint

For 2016 we used the same road as 2015, fast, technical climb then along a ridgeline through the forest and a twisty downhill finish. It was a great day out in the sun with 37 drivers lining up to take on the gravel. Congratulations to overall winner Matt Summerfield (WRX) and our class winners 0-1300cc Class 1 Chris Herdman (Starlet), 1301-1600cc Class 2 Josh Marston (Sprinter), 1601+cc Class 3 Rob McCallum (Escort).  Read more...

 

3 September 2016

Water View Cars Royce Watson Memorial Hanmer Rally

Hanmer Rally

Overall winners for 2014 & 2015 defending champs Matt Summerfield and Michael Crawley made it three in a row winning the event again in 2016. Son Job Quantock & Alan Steel battled with father David Quantock & sister Emma Quantock all day to finish 2nd and 3rd overall respectively.  Read more...

 

14 August 2016

Auchenflower Rd Gravel Sprint

Matt Summerfield

One of our most popular gravel sprints Auchenflower Rd Gravel Sprint gave drivers 8.7km of fast flowing, public road with twisty section in the middle to test their skills. There are three bridges, some fast straights and several high speed blind brows to provide a real challenge for drivers and cars. OCongratulations to our overall winner Matt Summerfield and class winners Chris Herdman Class 1 0-1300cc, Josh Marston Class 2 1301-1600cc, Rob 'Groove' McCallum Class 3 1601+cc and Matt Penrose Class 4 4WD. Read more...

 

5th June 2016

Lone Star Canterbury Rally

Lone Star Joes Garage Brian Green Property Group

Ben Hunt winner of the Lone Star Canterbury Rally 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Lone Star Canterbury Rally

5th June

Rally Spectator Maps are now out for round 3 of the 2016 NZ Rally Championship, the 2016 Lone Star Canterbury Rally on the 5th of June comprises of 168km of special stages in the Ashley and Okuku Forests with 278km of touring. Saturday night the rally cars will be on display from 4:30 - 6:30pm at Lone Star, Manchester St. Grab a poster and get it signed at the Driver Signing Session at 5.00pm before the NZRC Top 5 Start Order Selection. Sunday morning the first rally car starts from Joe's Garage, Rangiora at 7:40am on Sunday morning and finishes 5:30pm at Lone Star, Manchester St, Christchurch. So get your gumboots on, grab a beanie and jacket and come out to watch some great rock throwing, fast and sideways entertainment! Read more...

 

22nd May 2016

Cust Gravel Sprint

2016 Cust Gravel Sprint

Our second sprint for the 2016 season was Cust Gravel Sprint on 5km of fast Canterbury public gravel roads. Congratulations to David Quantock in his Evo 8 who took out the overall win by just 0.05 seconds, edging out Matt Penrose in his WRX who was comfortably leading until the last run. Job Quantock in his Evo 7 took third place 1.8 seconds adrift of Penrose. Congratulations to our class winners Graham Wilson 0-1300cc class 1, Josh Marston 1301-1600cc class 2 and Ross Teesdale 1601+cc class 3. Read more...

 

11th May 2016

Toast & Roast Graham Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

Come along to celebrate our club president and hear some stories of his antics over the years from friends and family. This is our popular main social event for the year. Don't miss it! Free nibbles provided. All are welcome to attend, you don't have to be a club member. 7:30pm Lone Star, Manchester St, Christchurch. Read more...

 

17th Apr 2016

Autocross #2 Okuku

Congratulations to Karl Celeste for taking out 1st overall in his Mini, just able to hold off a late charge from Matt Penrose in 2nd place who got lost on run 1. An impressive Darryl Malloch had to fight a close battle for 3rd. Well done to our class winners Adrian Harris in his Moke Class 1 0-1300cc, Matthew Sisson in his Familia Class 2 1301-1600cc, Ari Pettigrew in his BMW Class 3, Jeff Judd in his WRX Class 4 4WD, Ben Gill in his WRX Class 5 Road Car.. Read more...

 

6th Mar 2016

Hot Action at Rakaia Zig Zag Gravel Sprint

Congratulations to Job Quantock in his Evo 7 for taking out the win overall on the last run by 0.4 seconds from a rapid Matt Penrose in his ex-Trevor Crowe WRX. Well done to our class winners Chris Herdman Starlet 0-1300cc, David Fahey Escort 1301-1600cc and Wade Henshaw RX7 1601cc+ Read more...

 

17th Feb 2016

AGM Prize Giving

Autosport club president Graham Wilson's report and minutes from the AGM are now on our website. It was a great evening to catch up with mates before the season really gets busy. We welcome Les Summerfield to the committee and say thanks to Chris Herdman for stepping up for the role of vice-president. 2016 will be Graham Wilson's 10th year at the helm and what a fantastic job he does, putting in huge volunteer hours. Congrats again to all our club champions for the 2015 season. Read more...

 

14th Feb 2016

Autocross #1 Okuku

It was a great start to 2016, a return to the Okuku Autocross paddock with 31 entries! It was a hot and dusty day with a very fast and flowing course. Very competitive times across the whole field made it a tense battle, great fun! Congratulations to Matt Summerfield for taking out 1st overall in Barry Varcoe's Celica, ahead of second equal Ari Pettigrew BMW 318 and Neil Gardner BZR7 (Lotus 7 replica) by 3 seconds over the three courses. Read more...

 

 

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