DATES: Mar 30, 2016 - Apr 02, 2016

Repco Beach Hop, Whangamata

The Event of the Year, The biggest Classic, Custom, & Hot Rod Car Show in NZ With the best Nostalgia Fair and the Greatest Rock N Roll Bands & Dancers for miles around.  

For those who are heading to Whangamata early there are several events organised thru Beach Hop and within Whangamata.


Friday 25th Good Friday

Saturday 26th Local Lions Market at the Whangamata Hall

Club Champs are on at the Meremere Drags

Sunday 27th Easter Sunday, Drive over to the Nostalgia Drags with the Beach Hop cruize

Meremere Dragway State Highway 1 MEREMERE

Penske Commercial Vehicles Nostalgia Drags on 27th March. Entry is open to American original pre 72 cars only.

Gates open at 7am, ADULTS Saturday $20. Sunday $25.  Two Day Pass $40.

Under 14 FREE.  Camping $5 per person


Monday 28th Easter Monday 


Tuesday - Whangamata and cruize to Whitianga

Whitianga Power Tour

We’ve had a LOT of interest in our first Power Tour to Whitianga on Tuesday 29th March and it’s going to be a great day. As it is the day after Easter Monday it looks like we will have a good turnout for the cruise. Our thanks to the Thames-Coromandel District Council for making this happen and we have some great plans for the day. A section of the road through the town centre is going to be closed with extra parking on an adjacent reserve. There are lots of shops, cafes and bars plus we have a great band as well. We’re inviting teams for the Ford vs Chev Drag Race to start training – a 1964 Ford Galaxie & 1964 Chev Impala will be pushed by teams of 4 over 50m in a drag race…


Wednesday -Go Waihi Warm up Party


Thursday - Kick Off Party At Tairua


Days Comedy Show – Thursday 31st March

You’ll have sore ribs and tears running down your cheeks during this crazy night. We have 4 of New Zealand’s top comedians on stage and you’ll recognise them from the 7 Days TV Show – Brendhan Lovegrove, Ben Hurley, Justine Smith & Tevita Manukia. This is an R18 event and $30 tickets can be brought at  or 0800 BUY TIX (289 849)


Friday - Thunder Cruise To Onemana Beach


Saturday - Its All on, Main Parade, Bands everywhere & main stage at Williamson Park


Lifestyle Finance Classic Car Fair & Auction

Our Classic Car Fair held at the Whangamata RSA car park opens on Saturday 2nd April at 9am through to 3pm – just arrive on site on the day to park your car to get maximum exposure to people serious about buying a car at Beach Hop. It costs just $10 to sell your car.  The onsite auction starts at 1pm with registrations strictly limited to 10 cars. Auction vehicles must be registered by 22nd March at our website .

The auction costs $60 and includes a Classic Car Fair T shirt and premium parking plus there are no commission fees!   Cars registered for the auction must on site by 10am and Classic Cover Insurance Ltd will give $200 towards the premium of any vehicle sold under the hammer - terms and conditions apply and is subject to the winner meeting Classic Cover’s underwriting criteria. The owners of cars to be auctioned will be with their cars from Noon – 1pm for you to meet and greet them.  This is your chance to share talk to the seller about their car and ask questions. There is no cost to have your car in the auction if you choose not to set a reserve. Don’t forget to get as many people viewing your car as possible upload your car


Sunday - Nostalgia Fair End of Daylight Savings


Find out more


You can find out more about this iconic event on the Beach Hop Website.


Beach Hop 2016

Beach Hop 2016 Poster

Disclaimer: Ajay’s Ford V8 Parts Ltd is not the organizer of this event.

Any information regarding this event is provided on behalf of the organizer and any inquiries or comments regarding this event should be directed to the contacts provided.

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