The National Vintage Easter Rally, hosted by the South Canterbury Branch of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand, is taking place on April 2 to April 5 2021.

The rally is for vehicles falling within the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand’s Vintage category – 1919 to 1931.

This is a non-competitive Rally weekend, following National Guidelines – bring your sense of humour and join with like minded people for this, the 1st ever National Vintage Car Rally.

2021 National Vintage Rally Entry Form (Enter online)

2021 National Vintage Rally Entry Form (MS Word format)

Schedule of events.

Friday April 2

Commencing on Friday April 2 at the South Canterbury Branch Club Rooms, 19-25 Redruth St, Timaru, with a BBQ from 11am until 2pm. Collection of Rally packs anytime from 11am until supper time.

Friday evening we will meet at the Clubrooms from 6.30pm for an informal get together and a Welcome from your Rally Director Alistair Day, with a chance to get to know your committee. Supper will be included his evening.

Saturday April 3

On Saturday morning we will meet at the Clubrooms from 8.30am for a cuppa before we leave for our big rally day. We will all be together for our Saturday lunch before travelling back to Timaru and preparing for our Saturday evening. Your meals are catered for by our own South Canterbury Caterers, and they never disappoint.

For Saturday evening, we have a fabulous 2 piece band booked with music we are sure you will all enjoy. For those who prefer not to dance there is plenty of space for chattering, and there will be a well stocked cash bar available.

We have buses booked to take you from accommodation points in Timaru and to return you later in the evening. Please pre book. Tickets will be included in your rally packs.

Sunday April 4

On Sunday morning we will meet at the club rooms at 9.30 with a cuppa before we leave on our rally day,  including points of interest. There will be numerous places to purchase lunch at our destination, bearing in mind Easter has extra charges added on, so lunch boxes are a good option.

Sunday Evening, we once again have the buses available for transporting you to and from the Evening Dinner meal, again with a cash bar. This enables you to have a drink or two without having the worry of driving home, or be concerned with your vehicle lighting.

We have local entertainment for your enjoyment during the evening.

Accommodation options

We have secured accommodation at Girls High for $50 per person, per night. They have very secure Off St parking, and offer bed and breakfast for that price. You pay for your accommodation thru your entry form. Girls High School is in the Centre of Town, Cain St, Timaru. One block off the main thoroughfare and close to the VCC Clubrooms.

Dietary requirements

If you have special dietary requests PLEASE advise us prior to the weekend.

For further information

Contact Alistair and Nola Day –

Rally committee

  • Alistair Day – Rally Director
  • Barry Smith – Secretary
  • Nola Day – Treasurer
  • Lex Westoby
  • Norm Bunt
  • Ross Parker
  • Gavin Munro
  • Michelle Munro.