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Classic Cover Americarna 2023

New Plymouth, Taranaki, NZ
22 - 25 February 2023

Event Information

Americarna 22-25 February 2023.

Important to Note:

Entries from the cancelled 2022 event have been transferred over to the 2023 event. If you are unsure if you are entered, please contact us to confirm – or phone 06 759 0027.

Dress Code

Wednesday: Hawaiian
Thursday: T-Shirt day
Friday: 50’s & 60’s
Saturday: Red White & Blue
Saturday Night: Rock N Roll time to dance

Registration Centre Dates and Times

Tuesday 21 Feb 2023, 1:00pm – 7:30pm Wednesday 22 Feb 2023, 8:30am – 6:30pm Thursday 23 Feb 2023, 8:30am – 2:30pm Friday 24 Feb 2023, 7:30am – 9:30am

Registration Fees

Vehicle Entrant Fees are payable at the time of registering by credit or debit card through our website.

Price includes Vehicle, Driver & Passenger
Registering in July, August, September, October, November & December $250
January & February registration fee will increase to $300

Arm bands for additional passengers can be purchased $50 each at the Registration Centre during the event for those wishing to attend the Functions.

Welcome Function Wednesday afternoon 22 Feb 2023.  Mix & Mingle, Beverage & Music at the TSB Stadium car park 3:00pm – 6:30pm
Farewell Function Saturday Night 25 Feb 2023.  Band and prizegiving TSB Stadium. Bring your dancing shoes. Che Orton is back to dance the night away.

Vehicle, Driver & 1 Passenger Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Dec
Register here

Cruise Routes


Visit friends and family in Taranaki during the week of the Classic Cover Americarna 22 February 2023 - 25 February 2023

Each day the Americarna Vehicles cruise in convoy to different destinations and and stop for a Display in each town. Please see below the cruise routes so you can find a great spot to view the vehicles as they cruise by or visit each town and enjoy the atmosphere and take a closer look at hundreds of American Vehicles on display.

Wednesday 22 February 2023
Depart: 10:30am
Arrive: Opunake 11:30 am

Exit Racecourse left onto Gover Street
Left onto Leach Street one way
Follow one way until Morley Street
Right onto Morley Street
Left at traffic lights onto Devon Street West
Follow SH45 through Oakura onto Okato
Right turn at Okato Roundabout
Continue on SH45 to Opunake
Turn right onto Layard Street
Turn right onto Fox Street
Turn left onto Havelock Street
Follow onto Beach Road down to camp ground area

Depart: Opunake from 2:30pm

Return to New Plymouth via SH45
Left turn onto Beach Road at Omata
Veer right onto Centennial Drive
Left onto Ngamotu Road
Right onto Breakwater Road 4.6km to Eliot Street
Proceed to TSB Stadium

Thursday 23 February 2023
Depart: Racecourse 12:00pm
Arrive: Waitara 12:30pm

Exit NP Racecourse right onto Coronation Ave
Head out of New Plymouth
Left onto Mangorei Road
Right onto Rimu Street
Left onto Chilman Street
Right onto Waiwaka Terrace
Left onto Paynters Ave
Right onto Heavy traffic overbridge
Merge onto State Highway 3 – heading north
Left at Waitara Turn off – Nelson Street
Follow onto McLean Street

Depart: Waitara 3:00pm
Arrive: Inglewood 4:00pm

Route to be confirmed

Depart: Inglewood 8:00pm

Return to New Plymouth via SH3

Friday 24 February 2023
Depart: Racecourse 9:45am
Arrive: Stratford 10:20am

Exit Racecourse onto Rogan Street
Right onto Coronation Ave
Follow State Highway 3 to Stratford

Depart: Stratford 12:30pm
Arrive: Hawera 1:15pm

Depart Stratford on State Highway 3
Right Turn at the Southern Dairy, onto Celia Street - Opunake Road
Left turn at Manaia Road
Through Kaponga
Through Kapuki
Turn left at Manaia roundabout
Through to Hawera
Left onto Collins Street
Left onto High Street

Depart: Hawera 5:15pm
Arrive: New Plymouth CBD 6:15pm

Exit High Street Right onto Argyle Street
Left at Glover Road
Take 3rd exit at roundabout onto SH3 for New Plymouth
Continue to the outskirts of New Plymouth
Turn right at SH3 / Mangorei Road intersection
Turn left at Devon Street East

Depart: Friday Night Main Street Cruise Route - Road Closed from 4:00pm

Enter cruise route from Devon Street East turning right at Hobson Street traffic lights
Follow around to Molesworth Street
Turn left at Egmont Street (NEW)
Here the Road Closure Begins – official road closure in place
Left onto Devon Street
Follow Devon Street to Eliot Street
Here the Road Closure Ends
To assist with alleviating traffic congestion on the outskirts of the closed road for the first 1 ½ hours of cruising, entrant traffic will be deviated down Gover St onto Gill/Ariki St to re-enter the cruise route at Egmont Street. Once traffic flow is working well, the full cruise route as above will be used.

Cruising ends and road opens at 9:30pm.

Saturday 25 February 2023 - Americarnival

Saturday New Plymouth CBD Americarnival 10:00am – 3:00pm. From 8:30am to 10:00am - Entrant cars enter the closed road at Eliot Street. From here they will be directed down Devon Street to be parked. Emergency lanes will be allowed for.

Offical road closure in place from 7:00am – 4:00pm.

Devon Street closed from Gover Street – Robe Streets and all side streets in between. Roads to be cleared from 3:00pm.


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 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 2022. 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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