Monday, October 4, 2010

National Forum of Motorcycle Groups

Media Release

4 October 2010

National Forum of Motorcycle Groups.

A meeting was held on 2 October 2010 in Petone, near Wellington to consider the concept of a national forum of motorcycling groups.

Ten national level motorcycling groups were represented and after discussion, it was agreed to develop a proposal to establish such a forum.

The proposed purpose of the forum will be to advocate for the interests of on-road motorcyclists, agree on common ground and establish good communication networks.

The proposal will be available to other motorcycling groups who may share the interests and concerns of those attending the meeting.

The groups represented at the meeting were: The Ulysses Club of New Zealand Inc.; Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. (MNZ), Women’s International Motorcycling Association New Zealand Division (WIMA), Motorcycle Action Group of New Zealand Inc. (MAG-NZ), BMW Owners Register Inc. of NZ (BMWOR), Buell Riders New Zealand, Gold Wing Road Riders Assn (GWRRA), New Zealand Gold Wing Riders (Inc.), New Zealand Classic Scooter Club; and Bikers Rights Organisation New Zealand (BRONZ) (Auckland) – all of whom will be consulting their respective memberships on the forum concept.

Interested groups are encouraged to contact the above for further information.

A further meeting will be convened in early 2011 to consider feedback and further action.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

NZCSC 2010 Labour Weekend rally Oct 23rd to 25th

All scooters welcome, not just classic.

All accommodation onsite. Dorm style and tenting. VERY limited 4 berth cabins.

From 1pm Saturday 23rd October to Monday 25th October at Vertical Horizon Camp, near Inglewood, Taranaki.

Scoots, games, sealed track pursuits for those keen on a turn of speed, socialising, frothing over scoots, games, scooter related movies, ride out and more.

Send an email to to get email information and updates about the rally. Registration forms will be available in the next month or so.

Group booking for Interislander ferry will be available. Details tba

Costs are yet to be finalised but will include accommodation and meals (except Sunday lunch on the ride out).

Any questions or offers of assistance please contact the organizer;
Thornton Peck
mobile 027 322 0449
phone (04) 5866616

Sunday, November 15, 2009

2009 Rally thank you

Thanks to:
  • Mr Skoot : $250 worth of prizes/vouchers
  • The Retroscooter Co. Ltd: $50 voucher
  • Yuri G of Scooter Pin-Ups for designing the patch
  • Brandmarque for producing the patch
  • Randell Tinsley of Porangahau who checked out the rides and arranged signposting along the way.
  • And Kate and Max of Pukeora, who took on a crowd a little more boisterous than expected, with aplomb.

2009 Rally winners

In the afternoon voting was held for the following categories, with winners as follows:
Best Vespa: Phil Mansford of Wellington – Vespa GS
Best Lambretta: Alan Jones of Cambridge – Lambretta LI150
Best Oldtimer: Scott Twiname of Auckland – Lambretta
Best Unrestored: Yuri Erakovich of Auckland – Vespa
Best Indian scooter: Nick Whiting of Wellington – Bajaj Chetak
Best Rat scooter: Shane O'Leary of Whakatane – “Bluecati Nuova”
Best PX: Peter Clarke of Palmerston North – PX200
Best Other: Mark Brown of Nelson – James
People’s Choice: Mark Brown of Nelson – Velocette Viceroy
Best Scootergirl: Kate Zwartz of Wellington – Honda C90
Furthest Travelled (unnecessarily): Lance Robson of Napier – 1940km in four days.
(Runners up: Michael Davies of Auckland; Ron Altena of Auckland)
Best Hard Luck Story: Jess Corbett of Wellington – 1959 Douglas Vespa 152L2

Friday, September 11, 2009

Rally update

Friday night accommodation at Pukeora also available.

Free swimming at indoor pool (unheated).

Meals: (other than $12 Sunday morning continental breakfast included in entry fee).

Sunday evening at Pukeora: cooked (generous main, dessert, tea/coffee) $30
Monday morning at Pukeora: cooked $20 or continental $12. (Monday is a public holiday, other meal options could be limited)

Meals need to be booked by one week prior to the rally.

Special dietary needs can be catered for if advised (eg vege, dairy free, gluten free).

Jess Corbett

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

NZCSC 2009 Rally - Labour Weekend

New Zealand Classic Scooter Club 2009 Rally

Labour Weekend 2009 (Sat 24th - Mon 26th October) - Pukeora Estate (just south of Waipukurau, Central Hawkes Bay). All accommodation onsite.

From 1pm Saturday 24th October at Pukeora.
Meet and socialise onsite - informal.
Evening meal: your choice of Waipukurau's dining experience (Subway, pubs, cafe's, supermarket - New World, Woolworths)

Pukeora Sunday 25th October.
Continental breakfast supplied as part of entry fee.
Ride starting 10 - 10:30am.
Lunch in Waipukurau.
Games at Pukeora carpark Sunday afternoon.
Evening meal and prizegiving: TBA, onsite at Pukeora - booking form out soon.

Breakfast: booking form out soon for those who would like breakfast onsite, otherwise a Waipukurau cafe, or make your own.
Farewells and departure.

More information will be added as available.

Any questions, offers, expressions of interest, please contact the organiser Jess Corbett (
, 04 389 9421, 021 10 595 10).

Send an email to to get email information about the rally.