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We have a fantastic 10th anniversary event in the planning and the dates have been set for 21 – 25 February.
All you need to do is print the entry form – CLICK HERE, complete and return with your entry fee. Once all is received a confirmation email will be sent out to you with your entry number, and you’re all set.
16.01.2017 - Entries are close to closing off. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to check on availability before sending in your registration form.
Registration and merchandise open at 1:00pm at the TSB Stadium, off Rogan Street, New Plymouth. This is our home base for the event and where all cruises depart from.
Important: Event ID is required from Wednesday onwards, so you must visit us here to collect your ID before participating in the event.
Pre - registration is essential for each option via a separate registration form.
For more information on each option, click the below link:
Barnetts Car Collection & Gardens
Gallichan Dirt Bike Collection
Historic Speedway Display
Cruise to Whangamomona
CLICK HERE for the Tuesday options registration form or email your choice, along with your entry number and number of participants through to email@example.com.
Please read all the information and timings on each option. If you are attending more than one visit, you MUST be sure you can make each departure and visit time. As there are limited numbers for each option, keeping to the allocated times will ensure everything will run smoothly.
Note: All options are in the New Plymouth area apart from the cruise to Whangamomona. Location and directions will be issued to you on the day. As some of these cruises depart prior to the opening of the registration centre, you will need to collect your event ID after the visit.
Registration & Merchandise hours for Tuesday:
1:00pm – 7:30pm
Today is the first ‘official’ day of Mainstream Americarna 2017 and departure from home base is 11:00am. We thought it was time to bring back one of the old favourites – Opunake Beach! You can expect the streets to be lined with school children along the route out of New Plymouth, cheering and waving you by. The cruise will take us to Opunake via Surf Highway 45.
Once at Opunake Beach, park up, grab some food or pull out your picnic, sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere. On a sunny day the beach and water are beautiful, so don’t forget to bring your togs and towel. ‘Hawaiian’ will be todays theme; perfect for a great day at the beach. There will be prizes for the best dressed!
You are free to leave at 2:30pm as you will need time to gear up for tonight’s Classic Cover Insurance Welcome Party! The party kicks off at 7:30pm at the TSB Stadium. The theme for tonight is the Wild West.
Registration & Merchandise hours for Wednesday:
9:00am – 6:30pm
It’s day two of Mainstream Americarna. By now you will be in full swing of a great time. The theme for today’s best dressed competition is the 1950’s. Round up is at the TSB Stadium with a 12:00noon departure. From here we head out to see the wonderful people of Waitara. 2014 was the last time we visited so we can’t wait to be back. Once you are parked up, grab some lunch and enjoy all that Waitara has to offer.
3:00pm it’s back on the road again. Inglewood will be our destination via the Tarata Tunnel. The Inglewood community is renowned for their amazing street party so you will be well looked after tonight. At 8:00pm you are free to depart.
Registration & Merchandise hours for Thursday:
9:00am – 4:00pm
Today is a long day. So to help make things a little easier for you this morning, breakfast will be available for purchase at the TSB Stadium prior to leaving. The theme for best dressed is ‘Fancy Friday’! Departure time will be 10:00am with Stratford as our first destination. This will be the first time in 3 years since we’ve stopped in the town. The route to Stratford will allow us to cruise by schools that we have missed over past years as well as give us a chance to re-group before the next leg. Once in Stratford, locals will have the opportunity to check out your pride and joy while you look around, grab a snack and a coffee.
At 12:30pm it’s time to cruise to South Taranaki with Hawera as our destination. The route to Hawera will be via Kaponga and Manaia, again allowing more children the opportunity to see the convoy. Upon your arrival the Hawera locals will welcome you with open arms. Once parked, grab some food, take in some shopping and check out the action at the Go-Stop drags. We will also be offering free buses to Tawhiti Museum with free entry for 100 entrants. Details on how to book your spot will be released closer to the event. Widely acclaimed as the best private museum in the country, Tawhiti uses life size exhibits and scale models to present our heritage in a series of super realistic and engaging displays. For more information, go to www.tawhitimuseum.co.nz
From Hawera we head back to New Plymouth for main street cruising via the amazing Mangorei Road Street Party! Once in the New Plymouth CBD you will be greeted by thousands of locals vying for a spot to check out your cars. You can cruise or park up in the closed road area, grab some food and relax at the end of a long day. Cruising ends at 9:30pm.
Registration & Merchandise hours for Friday:
8:00am – 10:00am
Please note: This is your last chance to register and collect your entry ID.
Today is Americarnival day in the New Plymouth CBD. You will be parked in town from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Your cars will be on display for the public to enjoy while you do a bit of shopping, eat great food, enjoy the entertainment around town or take the opportunity to stroll through the picturesque Pukekura Park or along the Coastal Walkway.
At 3:00pm it’s back to your cars, time to exit the CBD and get ready for tonight’s festivities! Back by popular demand is our finale party! Tonight’s theme will be none other than Rock n Roll! Eagle Automotive's nitro margarita mixer will also be operating tonight.
A pre-function dinner will be available for purchase from 6:00pm with party time kicking off from 7:30pm.
There will be entrant prizes chosen today, but you must be at the finale party to claim your prize.
From here our 10th Anniversary celebrations come to an end. As you head home Sunday and back to reality you can reflect on your week and feel happy in knowing you have been a part of providing something very special to the Taranaki community!
Taranaki has plenty more great sights to see. So if you’re arriving early or staying on, check out the ‘Taranaki Like No Other’ website www.taranaki.info to plan your activities and ensure you don’t miss out on all the province has to offer.
Note: There will be special merchandise available to celebrate this 10 year milestone.
In the meantime, we look forward to receiving your entry and welcoming you in February!
If you are looking for the perfect place to stay, make sure you check out our supporting accommodation providers. You will find details for all those that have signed on to support Americarna 2017 by CLICKING HERE. This valuable contribution assists to ensure we are able to run a successful event for our entrants and the Taranaki community.
All contact details are provided so please book directly with your chosen accommodation – not through a booking agency.
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