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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

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 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

Exit the Waitara CBD
Right onto W Quay/Parris Street
Left onto Nelson Street
At the SH3 intersection, turn right.
This is a high traffic intersection – EXTREME CARE REQUIRED.
Left onto Waitara Road
Left onto Everett Road
Left onto Bristol Road
Right onto Kaimata Road
Right onto Tarata Road
Follow Tarata Road all the way to Inglewood.

Depart: Inglewood 8:00pm

Return to New Plymouth via SH3

Friday 24 February 2023
Depart: Racecourse 9:15am
Arrive: Stratford 9:50am

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

Depart: Stratford 12:45pm
Arrive: Hawera 1:30pm

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 Hāwera onto Argyle Street
Left at Glover Road
Take 3rd exit at roundabout onto State
Highway 3 for Eltham
Left onto Bridge Street/Eltham Road
Right onto Hastings Road
Right onto Opunake Road to Celia Street
Left onto Broadway
Continue on SH3 to 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

The convoy will reach Devon Street and Hobson Street intersection where they will be directed one of two ways.
Turn right onto Hobson
Left onto Molesworth Street
Left onto Egmont Street
Left onto Devon to enter the road closure
Straight onto Devon Street into the road closure
Left onto Robe Street
Left onto Powderham Street/Courtenay Street
Left onto Eliot Street and then left again to continue in the loop

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.

School Timetable

Wednesday 22 February 2023
Central School
Gover Street outside school
West End School
Cnr Devon Street West & Belt Road
Devon Intermediate School
Cars cruise past school gates - Devon Street West
St Josephs Catholic School
Cnr Devon Street West and Calvert or Lynmouth Park
Marfell School
Cnr Devon Street West & Belair Ave
Te Piipiinga Kakano Mai Rangiatea
Cars cruise past school gates - South Road
Moturoa School
Cnr South Road and Pioneer Road
Spotswood Primary School
Cars cruise past school gates - South Road
Omata School
Oakura main road - SH45
Oakura School
Oakura main road - SH45
Coastal Taranaki School
Main road by Roundabout - SH45
Rahotu School
Cars cruise past school gates - SH45
TKKM o Tamarongo School
Tasman Street
Opunake Primary School
Tasman Street
Opunake High School
Tasman Street
St Josephs School
Tasman Street
Thursday 23 February 2023
Welbourn Primary
Coronation Ave - back gates
Mangorei School
Cars Cruise past school gates - Mangorei Road
Merrilands Primary
Mangorei Road
Fitzroy Primary School
Cnr Northgate and Devon by netball courts
St John Bosco School
Cnr Northgate and Devon by netball courts
Bell Block School
Overlooking bypass road
Puketapu School
Overlooking bypass road
St Josephs School
Cars cruise past school gates
Waitara Central School
Cars Cruise past on McLean Street to be parked in CBD area
Waitara East School
Princess Street
Friday 24 February 2023
Welbourn Primary
Coronation Ave - School back entrance
Highlands Intermediate
Coronation Ave
Mangorei School
SH3 by Fairfield Gardens
Egmont Village
Cars cruise past front field - SH 3
Inglewood Primary School
Rata Street or Matai Street
St Patricks School
Matai Street
Norfolk School
Cars cruise past school - SH3
Ratapiko School
Norfolk School
Midhirst School
Main road - State Highway 3
Pembroke School
Cnr Pembroke Road & Broadway
St Mary's Diocesan School
Main road - State Highway 3
Stratford Primary
Cnr Page Street & Broadway
St Joesph's Stratford
Cnr Celia Street & Broadway
Kaponga Primary
Cnr Victoria & Egmont Street
St Patricks Kaponga
Cars cruise past school gates - Victoria Street
Matapu School
Cnr of Manaia & Skeet Road
Auroa School
Cnr of Manaia & Skeet Road
Manaia Primary
Cnr Karaka & Tahuri Street
Hawera Christian School
South Road
Tawhiti School
South Road
Turuturu School
South Road
TKKM o Ngati Ruanui
South Road
St Josephs School
Cnr Victoria Street & South Road
Ramanui School
South Road by Hawera fire station
Hawera Primary
Cars cruise past school gates
Hawera Intermediate
Cars cruise past school gates


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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