2019 Lone Star Canterbury Rally winners Ben Hunt and Tony Rawstorn - Photo: Allan Pritchard

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The 2019 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.

 

 

Next Event

28 July 2019

Malvern Hills Rd Gravel Sprint

Our next gravel sprint is the first time Malvern Hills Rd will be used for a gravel sprint so it will be an even playing ground, a rare opportunity. It will be a race in both directions 3.3km each direction. Access by public road is easy from both ends so crews can help their teams easily if required. Entries are now open and close 5pm 26th July Friday. More info... 

 

 

Latest News

24 June 2019

2020 Canterbury Rally

Feed back from competitors, spectators, local residents and Councils has been over whelmingly positive in the wake of the 2019 rally held recently. Consequently, the organising committee has decided that the 2020 edition of the rally will take a very similar format i.e. a mix of main arterial forest roads and North Canterbury public roads. More info... 

 

 

23 June 2019

Hanmer Rally CANCELLED

Following a lengthy de-brief of the Lone Star Rally of Canterbury and the ensuing discussion on the Royce Watson Memorial Hanmer Rally it is with regret that the organisers’ have decided not to run the latter event scheduled for 31 August this year. More info... 

 

 

23 June 2019

Autocross Seal

A round of the Autosport Autocross Championship was held on the track with run by Canterbury Car Club. Points for this event will count towards the Autosport Autocross Championship. At this time of year grass paddocks for autocross' are difficult to find so we're joining with CCC to allow us to still have an event and provide possibly an exciting new challenge also variety for the championship. Read more...

 

 

2nd June 2019

Lone Star Canterbury Rally

Lone Star Canterbury Rally 2019 was an exciting challenge with a mixture of public and forestry roads, the best of both worlds. It was Round 3 of the 2019 New Zealand Rally Championship and Round 3 of the 2019 Mainland Rally Series. Congratulations to Ben Hunt and Tony Rawstorn for taking our 1st overall. Read more..

 

 

18 May 2019

Mt Alexander Day Night Gravel Sprint

It was great to have the rare chance to race one of our favourite, tricky gravel roads in the day and night time. It was a perfect opportunity to setup lights for Canterbury Rally which will have two night stages. Sean Haggerty (WRX) takes away his first ever overall win from Mike Tall (Mirage) by going fastest in both night and day. Read more...

 

8 May 2019

Autosport Club Night Out Quiz Night

All are welcome. Grab some mates and have a laugh whilst answering some fun, easy rally questions. Some of our local rally legends have many stories, photographic memories and expert knowledge on the sport so there are restrictions for these A Seeded Entrants. Read more...

 

 

28 Apr 2019

Grass Autocross *CANCELLED*

Unfortunately we have had to cancel our autocross because of problems organising a venue. Sorry for the late notice but we tried everything we could to make the event happen but it's out of our control now.

 

 

31 Mar 2019

Rakaia Zig Zag Rd Gravel Sprint

Congratulations to Mike Tall (Mirage) for winning overall by just 0.01 seconds from Garet Thomas (WRX) on the final run. Sean Haggerty (WRX) was charging hard to lead the pack on the first two runs but missed out on the win by 1.7 seconds. Well done to our class winners 0-1300cc Class 1 Jeff Judd (Starlet), 1301-1600cc Class 2 Dean Johnston (Starlet), 1601+cc Class 3 Robert "Groove" McCallum (Escort). Read more...

 

20 Feb 2019

AGM Prizegiving

It was a great celebration of our awesome 2018 Autosport season at our AGM Prizegiving. Congratulations to all the award winners, especially Overall Club Champion Josh Marston. Read more...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Feb 2019

Pipers Valley Rd Gravel Sprint

Congratulations to David Quantock for snatching victory in his Ex-Brian Green Mirage from Mike Tall in his Mirage. 31 drivers raced up the twisy and in places steep gravel road. Well done to our class winners Class A 0-1300cc Tim Smith (Starlet), Class B 1301-1600cc David Fahey (Escort), Class C 1601cc+ Bert Murray.  Read more...

 

29 Sep 2018

Grass Autocross

It was another Mini that won the autocross which makes it three from three 2018 autocross' but this time it was Karl Celeste in the yellow Mini leading Adrian Harris (Moke) and Daniel Males (Mini). When was the last time a Mini or Mini variant finished 1, 2, 3 at a motorsport event? Read more...

 

 

 

1 Sep 2018

Royce Watson Memorial Hanmer Rally

A message from the club. As our tight community is now aware, on the final stage of yesterday’s rally. A freak accident occurred tragically ending in the death of our club photographer Kevin Corin. Our rally community is deeply saddened. Thoughts and deepest condolences are with Kevin's family, friends and for all those affected and involved in this tragedy. *SUPPORT AVAILABLE* If there are any spectators or officials that were involved with the Tragic Accident at Hanmer Rally on Saturday that needs some support or help dealing with what has happened and what they saw please make contact Victim Support 0800842846. We have a case worker there that is dealing with the incident. If you would rather speak to someone from Autosport Club about this we can also offer help so please make contact with one of the events major officials. Please take time to check in with friends and family; quite often it is later when things start to sink in and the enormity of what has happened takes effect. Support and help is also available via your GP/Dr. Thank you. Read more...

 

19 Aug 2018

Auchenflower Rd Gravel Sprint

Congratulations to Brad Harris (EVO 6.5) for winning first overall & class 4 4WD and class winners Jonothan Taylor (Corolla) Class 1 0-1300cc, David Birkett (Levin) Class 2 1301-1600cc, Job Quantock (RX7) Class 3 1601+cc.  Read more...


 

29 July 2018

Kaiwara Rd Gravel Sprint

Congratulations to Josh Marston (Holden Barina AP4+) for winning first overall with David Quantock (Evo 7) and Garet Thomas (WRX) in second and third respectively. Well done to our class winners 0-1300cc Chris Herdman (Starlet), 1301-1600cc David Fahey (Escort), 1601+cc Derek Ayson (Escort) and 4WD Jeff Judd (WRX). Read more...

 

 

 

3rd June 2018

Lone Star Canterbury Rally

The Lone Star Canterbury Rally is the third round of the 2018 New Zealand Rally Championship and third round of the 2018 Mainland Rally Series. Spectator maps, itinerary, seeded entry list are now availableRead more..

Lone Star Joes Garage Brian Green Property Group

NZ Rally Champs

 

 

20 May 2018

Rakaia Zig Zag Gravel Sprint

Rakaia Zig Zag Rd

Congratulations to Mike Tall for taking out the honours 1st overall in his Mirage, leaving Josh Marston (Barina) in second place and David Quantock (Evo 8) third. Deane Buist driving Andy Martin's RX3 showed changes to the Mazda's setup were spot on by taking out 1st 2WD and Class 3 1601+cc with Phil Walker in another rotisserie (RX7) in 2nd and Jeff Judd (Escort) in third. Read more...

 

29 Apr 2018

Grass Autocross

A Mini wins again! This time it was Daniel Males who won 1st overall in his gold Mini, well done! Mike Pentecost, also driving a Mini, made a costly mistake, going the wrong way at the end of the last run, Mike had a huge lead on the field before that point. Read more...

 

 

11 Mar 2018

Cust Gravel Sprint

Cust Gravel Sprint

David Quantock in his Evo 8 won 1st overall as he did in 2016, this time by 0.2 seconds over Josh Marston in his Holden Barina AP4 and Mike Tall in his Mirage. Congratulations to our class winners; class 1 0-1300cc Jonothan Taylor (Corolla), class 2 1301- 1600cc David Birkett (Levin), class 3 1601+cc Regan Ross (Escort).  Read more...

 

21 Feb 2018

AGM Prize Giving

AGM Prizegiving

Come along and support those who made the podium in the 2017 Autosport Club Championship and vote on important club topics at the AGM. Congratulations to all our Autosport Club Championship competitors and trophy winners. Overall Club Championship for 2017 is Matt Penrose, well done. Read more...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 Feb 2018

Grass Autocross

Autocross

Congratulations to Mike Pentecost (Mini) who took out 1st place overall in the slippery, muddy conditions under consistent light rain. Well done to our class winners Class 1 0-1300cc Daniel Males (Mini), Class 2 1301- 1600cc Ari Pettigrew (Corolla), Class 3 1601+cc Andrew Sim (Fiesta), Class 4 4WD Lawrence Best (Impreza WRX) and Class 5 Kris Celeste (Caldina). Read more...

 

2018

Events Calendar

Grass Autocross

Our 2018 calendar dates are out now.

 

 

 

 

 

  • 28 Jul - Malvern Hills Rd Gravel Sprint
  • 18 Aug - Gravel Sprint
  • 29 Sep - Autocross Rnd 3 Grass
  • 3 Nov - Autocross Rnd 4 Grass