The 2023 AutoFest heads to NAPA Auto Parts Dragway 14-15 October 2023. 2 days of automotive heaven. Features include:
– Meguiar’s NZ Show & Shine (Featuring the Meguiar’s Fab 4)
– Burnout Masters Burnout Competition
– ‘Light em up’ Lane
– Cruise Route
– 1/8 Mile Flag Drop Night Drags
– Track Cruising (Hampton Downs) 13 October (Pack-in day)
– Retro America Miss AutoFest
– Mullet Master
– Roll Racing
– Retro Market
– Trade Stands
– Swap Meet
– Town Cruise
– Rock N Roll
– Kid Zone
– Live Music
– Fireworks Display
Open to Hot Rods, Classic Cars, Street Machines.
Entrants must have a copy of their confirmation email or approval email on arrival along with ID to confirm identity.
Spectators must pay the spectator entry on arrival $30 adult per day or $50 weekend pass. Kids 10 and under FREE.
NOTE: There is NO spectator fee for the Track Cruising session on the Friday at Hampton Downs.
Camping is for entrants and their passengers only (passengers must pay the $50 weekend pass). Camping passes are purchased on arrival.
WELCOME TO NAPAVILLE!! we’re turning NAPA Auto Parts Dragway Meremere Dragway into a village for the weekend utilising the venue for all activities. The main track will be used as part of the cruise route for entrants with the track being closed off for features that will be running throughout the weekend. One of those exciting features (new for 2023) is the 1/8 Mile Flag Drop Night Drags. Nothing beats the night vibe! Keep an eye on our socials for more announcements as we start building towards the most exciting event in the calendar.
Lock in the dates and come and celebrate the hobby with us, 14-15 October 2023 Napa Auto Parts Dragway.
To maintain the integrity of the 2023 AutoFest, all vehicle entries to the 2023 AutoFest are by application only via this Expression of Interest (EOI) form. IMPORTANT, Only Vehicles in the spirt of the AutoFest can apply (Hot Rods, Classic Cars & Street Machines). Entering your vehicle into the 2023 AutoFest is done in 3 easy steps (Please note, we will have lots of entries to go through and this process could take some time).
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR THE 2023 AUTOFEST BURNOUT MASTERS COMPETITION HAVE CLOSED!
NOTE : If your expression of interest to enter the Burnout Competition at the 2023 AutoFest is not approved, you still may be able to enter a standard vehicle entry (see above) where you can still partake in the rest of the activities at the 2023 AutoFest.
RETRO AMERICA MISS AUTOFEST
Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the Miss AutoFest Pageant 2023 have closed (20 June 2023)
NZ BURNOUT MASTERS
Burnout Masters, the worlds elite burnout competition/series is coming to NZ, changing the NZ burnout scene forever! NZ’s very own Burnout Masters competition at the 2023 AutoFest 14-15 October 2023 Napa Auto Parts Dragway Meremere Dragway. So what does this mean for burnouts in NZ?
– World class burnout competition/series **
– Game changing cash prizes
– Incentives for drivers
– Exposure for drivers on the world stage
– Long term vision & growth for burnouts in NZ (Multiple rounds from 2024)
Through our partnership with Burnout Masters, the possibilities are endless! Who will be the 1st AutoFest Burnout Master? more info to come!
** Competition/series to comply with current SUMMERNATS Burnout Masters Rules and Regulations
SHOW & SHINE
The 2023 AutoFest Show & Shine. As well as all the cool activities entrants can partake in at the AutoFest, all entrants will be eligible to be judged as part of the AutoFest Show & Shine brought to you by Meguiar’s New Zealand. There will be a number of awards up for grabs with the official prize-giving Sunday afternoon.
STREET MACHINE GRAND MASTER
The Street Machine GRAND MASTER returns to the AutoFest and has stepped up for 2023. More details to come, watch this space!
Adding to Saturday night’s vibe at the 2023 AutoFest following the ‘1/8 Mile Flag Drop Night Drags’, a fireworks display you won’t want to miss.
Wanting to travel to the 2023 AutoFest without the hassle of setting up camp yourself? We have got a limited amount of clean caravans available for the weekend. They will be delivered and set up at Meremere Dragway with awnings and extra space to park your vehicle right beside it! VIP style. Terms and conditions apply: You must be a confirmed entrant of Autofest. Sleeping capacity is for between 2 and 4 people only. There are only 10 available for a limited time only. Enquire within: email@example.com
The track is back!! an afternoon of track cruising at Hampton Downs as optional add-on for registered entrants only. FRIDAY 13 October (pack in day). More info to come.
LIGHT EM UP LANE
Returns to the 2023 AutoFest. A dedicated area giving entrants the ability to rubber without the temptation of doing a skid during the cruise route. A NZ first and was a very popular addition in 2022.
Mount Shop Ltd WILD BUNCH New Zealand will be at the 2023 AutoFest with a couple of cars on display and a bunch of awesome merch for sale.
The ‘Mullet Master’ returns to the 2023 AutoFest. Business up front, party in the back, the mullet has been described as a lifestyle rather than a hairstyle.
BEST DRESSED CREW
Get your crew together, dress in theme (50’s-70’s) and be in to WIN! No pre-registrations required, just turn up on Saturday. More info to come! TAG your crew members.
1/8 MILE FLAG DROP NIGHT DRAGS
A new feature for the 2023 AutoFest. The AutoFest is an experience you won’t want to miss.
The AutoFest ‘Kid Zone’ returns in 2023. There will be a selection of activities keeping the young ones entertained for hours. There’s something for the entire family.