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Newsletter 31 August 2017

Register for this amazing event NOW
We already have 330 entrants for Americarna 2018.
27% of those registered are NEW entrants.  The word is out there, that this is an event not to be missed.  Gather your friends and make this the holiday in Taranaki to remember.

Four days of fun on the road.
Wednesday is a Coastal drive to Opunake Beach ‘Hawaiian’ will be todays theme; perfect for a great day at the beach.  The local Fire Brigade will hold a demonstration for us.
Wednesday night Welcome Party.  Classic Cover Insurance Welcome Party at the TSB Showplace, 92-100 Devon Street, New Plymouth.  As part of your entry you are invited join us for nibbles and a Movie.  The Bar will be open for refreshments.  Of course, the movie will be car related.   Mix and mingle with other likeminded car enthusiasts.

T-Shirt Thursday, we head out to Waitara.  Once you are parked up, grab some lunch and enjoy all that Waitara will be doing for us.
3:00pm Inglewood will be our destination via the Tarata Tunnel.  The Inglewood Community is renowned for their amazing street party, you will be entertained. 

50’s Friday is the theme for this busy day.  Stratford, locals will have the opportunity to check out your pride and joy while you look around, grab a snack and a coffee.
12:30 The route to Hawera will be via Kaponga, and Manaia.   We have two Nitro cars this year at the Go-Stop.  Go-Stop is an event where competitors charge off from the start line and head for a set of cones at the other end of the straight. When they reach the other end, they have to come to a complete stop inside the cones and the competitor that completes this task in the fastest time is the winner. 
If you wish to register for the Go-Stop, please email with Go-Stop in the subject line along with your details and car registration number.  May the fastest car win!!
Free bus to Tawhiti Museum Hawera, with free entry.  Please email Subject line Museum if you wish to visit the museum to book your spot on the bus. This museum is widely acclaimed as the best private museum in the country!
Friday 6pm-7pm cruise down Mangorei Road Street Party!  The Mangorei Road residents come out on the street with their BBQ’s and chilly bins to wave you passed before you head into town for the town cruise.
Friday Night Street Cruise through the main street of New Plymouth.  Either park up and grab some food or enjoy cruising with the streets lined with fans.

Saturday Americarnival in New Plymouth. 8:00am park up, ready for the 10:00 – 3:00pm Carnival. Cars Parked in the main street of town on public display while you enjoy the carnival atmosphere. 
The Farewell Party on Saturday Night is once again at the TSB Stadium, Rogan Street, New Plymouth, this is a great place to enjoy an evening full of great music, dancing and enjoying the company of other car enthusiasts. The Theme for the nights party is Rock ‘n Roll. 
There is an option of the pre-function dinner which is a delicious Texas BBQ meal.  Tickets for the meal will be available for purchase when you collect your registration packs at the beginning of the event.
Email  subject line ‘Museum’ with your details for booking the free bus and free entry to the Museum in Hawera.
Email subject line “Go-Stop” for entry to the Go-Stop competition in Hawera.

See you in February 2018.

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About the author

Nadine White is employed by Taranaki Vehicle Events Trust to present the 'Americarna' event to the people of Taranaki.  

This event is provided completely free for the Public to attend throughout Taranaki.

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