MEGUIAR'S TOURS D'ELEGANCE 8TH FEBRUARY 2025 (the day before the show)
Organised by the MG Car Club, this "open to all" event is one of the biggest classic driving events on the calendar. Enter now using the form below.
Organised by the MG Car Club, this "open to all" event is one of the biggest classic driving events on the calendar. It will happen on Saturday 10th February 2024, the day before the Ellerslie Classic Car Show and for 2024 the destination will be NZ Warbirds - Ardmore Airfield. Please note that NO DOGS are allowed on the airfield, not even if they stay inside the cars. This is a CAA requirement.
There are 3 Tours to Choose From:
Each tour will be capped at 20 vehicles. Assembly for all tours is at the Ellerslie Internal Racecourse car park (off Derby Downs Place, entrance through tunnel) from 10:00. Driver briefings at 10:20 for a 10:30 start. Each run will be 1-1.25 hours, all on sealed roads (roadworks dependent).
The tours are:
Tour.1 - "The Magic Twilight /Road Tour/NZ Warbirds" Southern Motorway /Redoubt Rd/Ormiston Rd/Sandstone Rd/Whitford Park Rd/Brookby Rd/Twilight Rd/Clevedon/NZ Warbirds - Ardmore Run Manager - Deryck Freeland Tour.2 - "The John Hill / John Hill Winery Estate /Road Tour/NZ Warbirds" Southern Motorway / Beach Rd/Settlement Rd/Huna Rd/Jones Rd/Gravie Rd/John Hill Rd/Sky High Rd/Monument Rd/Tourist Rd/McNicol Rd/Clevedon/NZ Warbirds - Ardmore Run Manager - Tad & Annette Piggin Tour.3 - "The Ponga /Hunua Village/ Road Tour/NZ Warbirds" Southern Motorway / Druy/Ponga Rd/Huna Village/ Lockwood Rd/Sky High Rd/Tourist Rd/McNicol Rd/ Clevedon/NZ Warbirds - Ardmore Run Manager - Dean Campbell
All the tours finish at NZ Warbirds - Ardmore
NZ Warbirds Museum
$15 per adult, $5 per school age child, under 5’s free. NZ Warbirds Members free
Allow 60 - 90 minutes to view both hangars.
WHAT YOU’LL SEE • Two modern aircraft hangars. • 25 -30 incredible flying aircraft from WW1 to the modern jet era. • One of the largest displays of scale model aircraft in the world. • A WW1 Model-T Ambulance, two authentic WW2 Jeeps and a tug from an aircraft carrier. • Pictorial dioramas of NZ’s aerial conflicts in WW2. • A glimpse into wartime life on a pacific island.
ENTRY TO THIS EVENT IS $5.00 PER CAR -just bring cash to the start. Prebooked cars will receive a goodie bag.
Entries will formally close on 24th January 2024 and your route instructions will be e-mailed to you during that week but you can still enter up to the day and collect your instructions at the start. Any other information that you may require can be obtained by contacting the Tours d'Elegance organiser, John Campbell (MG Car Club) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please bring a picnic lunch
There is also the Ardmore cafe (please arrange your own booking)
If you are wanting to have a cafe break, Ardmore Cafe is approximately 250 metres from the finishing venue. They can be contacted on 09-298-4846 or e-mailed email@example.com
Come and join us for a great days adventure and an enjoyable drive with old and new friends on one of these tours. To enter, fill in the online form below: