Classic Cover Americarna 24-27 February 2021. Click here to register

Classic Cover Americarna 2021

New Plymouth, Taranaki, NZ
24th - 27th February 2021

Event Information

The key to the success of the event is older cars, hot rods and special interest vehicles, plus American Motor Bikes.   American Vehicles can be of any age, there is no age cut off.  American origin Mustangs are eligible.  NZ New Mustangs are not eligible.   We do make allowances for vehicles of interest.

If you are unsure if your car is eligible to enter, please email with your vehicle details for confirmation to

Registration Form works best on Computer & Cell Phones. Our system works best on Google Chrome.  You can download for free.   ipads may block form from appearing.

Visit our accommodation partners if you’re staying in New Plymouth.

If you are driving from down south head over to our discounts page for ferry deals.

For all enquiries please email Nadine (co-ordinator) or call +64 6 759 0027.

Once registered, your Registration Number will be awarded in January 2021 with an email sent out with all the updated Event Information.

If in the event COVID-19 prevents the Classic Cover Americarna 24-27 February 2021 from happening, the event date will be transferred to another suitable date.


Wednesday: Hawaiian
Thursday: T-Shirt day
Friday: Rock n Roll
Saturday: Red White & Blue
Saturday Night: Rock N Roll & Western

Entrants be sure to visit the registration centre TSB Stadium, Rogan Street, New Plymouth, to collect your registration pack during registration hours in February 2021. You may be turned away from joining the cruise without your entrant sticker attached to your windscreen.

Registration Centre Dates and Times

Tuesday 23rd Feb 2021, 1:00pm – 7:30pm Wednesday 24th Feb 2021, 8:30am – 6:30pm Thursday 25th Feb 2021, 8:30am – 2:00pm Friday 26th Feb 2021, 7:30am – 9:30am

Registration Fees

Fees are payable at the time of registering by credit or debit card this year through our website. Fees are discounted the earlier you register.
From January 1st 2021 until 19 February 2021, the registration fee will increase to $225.00 for Vehicle & Driver
Passenger fee, per passenger, 15 years and over - $50 (this fee also covers any subsequent drivers of the vehicle).

Vehicle + Driver
Register here

Street Drags

Hawera street drags is on the Friday 26th February at 2:30pm, Albion Street, Hawera. It’s a fun core thing. We have the streets lined with barriers and fences to keep the public safe but it’s all about normal road cars giving it a blast!

The categories are as follows:
Pre 1950’s
1950 – 1980
1980 – 2000
2001 upwards
At the start line you start on the green light, your time starts when you do. Your time stops once you have completed the run and passed the finish line. Please slow down for the corner and drive around the block, back to the car park to line up for your next run. Objective: To complete the run as quickly as possible. The winner is determined by the fastest time within your category.

We are taking names on a waiting list as from 14/09/2020 as the field is fully subscribed - HOWEVER: if you have a vehicle of interest that may "blow all the other cars away"" , please let me know! Subject Line - We need to talk about the Street Drags in Hawera.


Please take a look at Classic Restos TV footage of the event below. Classic Restos is Australia’s longest running – continually produced – Automotive TV Show of its kind. Classic Restos goes to air on various television networks in SIX countries every week. This means, Americarna NZ 2021 will be seen in an episode from Australia, across the Pacific, NZ into Canada, the USA…and even London !! Be sure to “like” the Classic Restos Facebook page as well, where every week, the new updated episode can be seen. I have been covering this event for many years now, it’s a big thanks to Nadine, John Rae & our awesome Americarna team @ New Plymouth, and I look forward to seeing you & your classic in 2021. Cheers & stay safe. Fletch / Classic Restos TV. Australia

Also there were some amazing photos taken by various photographers during the 2020 event. If you wish for a hi-res copy of the image please contact the photographer and make your request.

Hot Mix PhotographyView Photos
Leith Robertson L R PhotographyView Photos
2020 Classic Restos Part OneView Photos
2020 Classic Restos Part TwoView Photos
2019 Classic Restos Part 2View Photos
2019 Classic Restos Part 1View Photos
2018 Classic Restos View Photos

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