It’s Time for Wheels Week Plus!

Ashburton’s iconic celebration of wheels

1st – 16 May

No matter what sort of wheels you’re into, classic and vintage cars, mountain bikes, 4×4’s, motorbikes, stockcars, aircraft, even mobility scooters, you will not be disappointed!

This iconic schedule of wheel events has them all – and many more besides – celebrating everything that trundles, cycles and rolls on and off the road!

First up on the programme is the Ashburton Vintage Car Club Swap Meeting – now a much-awaited event, drawing lovers, lurkers and lookers from throughout Mid Canterbury, Timaru, North Canterbury, Christchurch and beyond, all searching for that elusive part, piece of memorabilia or must-have treasure.

There are street sprints, Americar rod and custom car show, motorcycle show, mountain bike relay racing, Rotary Club classic car run, Plains Railway will be open, wheelchair basketball, Ashburton Aviation Museum will be open, classic boats on Lake Hood and plenty more.

No street parade this year, but extra events on the calendar to ensure you’re in for one helluva ride! Be sure to check out the Coffee & Classics Vehicle Show with vintage, classic and modern, cars, motorcycles, trucks and more, all on display at the Goodyear/Robert Harris car park West Street Ashburton.

For details of events and registration, check out the website:

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Judy McAuliffe is a writer, and publisher Essence Mid Canterbury. Her experience in media is extensive and includes approximately 15 years as Creative Director for The Radio Network, writing, and managing the writing of radio advertising, mainly in Invercargill and Greymouth. In the late 1990’s she transferred to Christchurch, moving into an Account Management role with 91ZM. In 2007 she and a business partner set up Essence Mid Canterbury, very quickly adapting her radio-writing skills to print media. Judy became sole owner of Essence Mid Canterbury in June 2014. Judy is a ‘people person’ and has found her niche writing feature stories about the community she lives in and the people who live there. She is also available for freelance writing assignments.