Event

Welcome to the 2021 Vero International Festival of Historic Motoring. For a week in January 2021, New Plymouth City and the Taranaki district is going to be the place to be for any lover of old cars, trucks or motorcycles.

Our team has put together a fantastic event to suit all types of vehicles from the 19th century up to 1990. Our festival village is the base for the week and will have a range of great quality food, drink and entertainment and the roads are made for motoring. The world famous Festival of Lights is taking place at Pukekura Park, which is right alongside the festival village and coincides with the festival.

All we need now is you – our entrants, the people who have been the sole reason for us putting the festival together. So mark the dates on your calendar 17th-21st Jan 2021, and register your interest to receive emails and stay updated with event planning. Now is the time to get together with your motoring friends to plan your journey to and from Taranaki – be it from elsewhere in New Zealand, or anywhere in the world. Head out to your workshop now and get that “almost there” project back on the road by 2021 and we can’t wait to meet you in Taranaki!

Tony Haycock
Festival Director

The Vintage Car Club of New Zealand has a proud heritage of organising International Rallies, each one uniquely showcasing a particular area of New Zealand.

In 2021, the Vero Festival of Historic Motoring will be based in Taranaki.   Mt Taranaki is the central icon for the region, dominating the view from every angle. The district delivers a wide range of visitor experiences, there’ll be plenty for you to see and do before, during and after the Festival.

It’s an exciting time for the Festival organising team who are now well underway in the planning of this event which will be a true motoring experience catering for a wide range of vehicles and their capabilities.   The Vintage Car Club is New Zealand’s foremost historic motoring authority and caters for a wide spectrum of motoring in New Zealand, accepting vehicles that are over 30 years old.

To our overseas friends, whether you have attended in the past or are considering your first time, we would love to see you in 2021 and I can promise you a warm Kiwi welcome and a unique experience in New Zealand.

I invite you to attend what will be a most memorable motoring event which will also be a chance for you to catch up with old friends and make new ones.   Get together with your mates, plan a road trip to New Plymouth and join in the fun.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Diane Quarrie
National President
Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc)

About the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand

The Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (inc) is the largest and oldest vehicle club in New Zealand. With 8500 members (and growing) spread over 35 branches across New Zealand – plus an overseas branch for our off-shore members – we are recognised by Government as the The Historic Vehicle Authority of New Zealand.

Founded in Canterbury in 1948 by a group of impecunious students anxious to keep their pre-war cars on the road, the scope of the VCC has expanded and the club’s aim is to foster the preservation, history and use of all motor vehicles, from the beginning of motorised transport to include all cars, motorcycles, racing and commercial vehicles which are 30 years or older.

Membership of the VCCNZ gives members access to regular branch events across the country along with our flagship international events – including the 2021 Vero International Festival of Motoring.

Check us out at http://vcc.org.nz/