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​Whangarei Festival of Motorsport 13 April to 5 May 2019

The Whangarei Festival of Motorsport is a series of car related events starting 13 April 2019 and running until 5 May 2019, ending with the International Rally of Whangarei 2019.

This special celebration includes a growing number of events for residents and tourists alike to be educated and enthralled by the varied creative, entertainment and educational events that will make up this year's festival.

Welcome - Mayor Sheryl Mai

Tēnā koutou katoa,

Get your motors running: it's time to rev up for the 2019 Festival of Motorsport!

Starting on 13 April and including the fabulous International Rally of Whangārei, the Festival brings to our District three weeks of thrilling motorsport for young and old.

The people of Whangārei are honoured to host competitors and spectators for all Festival events, and thank local motorsport clubs who are contributing people and resources to the exciting programme.

We have a team of up to 500 volunteers who spend five months planning the rally, plotting the route, arranging safety procedures, getting road closure applications ready, and working towards a smooth event.

The International Rally of Whangārei is now in its thirteenth year of bringing daredevil drivers to our District, and it's through the efforts of these people that the event continues to be a success.

Thank you to all who have given so generously of their time.

Welcome to one of Whangārei District's most nail-biting events – grab your cameras, bring your family, and let's get ready to roll!

Whangārei: Arohatia!
Nō reirā tēnā koutou katoa

Sheryl Mai
Mayor of Whangārei


To view a list of events for the Festival of Motorsport 2019, follow the link below.

View Festival of Motorsport Events

Alternatively, you can download the Festival of Motorsport 2019 booklet.

Download the Festival of Motorsport Booklet

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