Here's a list of events that members of the Capital Corvette Club Inc. have attended so far this year:

2018 Events


Wallingford Lodge, Porangahau

When: Sunday 21st January 2018 (Wellington Anniversary Weekend)

Where:  Wallingford Lodge - 2914 Porangahau Road, Porangahau / Waipukurau

Details: $40 per head for a sumptuous lunch and a tour of the magnificent house and grounds




2017 Events  


Capital Corvette Christmas Party:  Foxton Boating Club

When: Sunday 26th November 2017

Where:  Foxton Boating Club

Details: Buffet Meal ($23pp) - Further details to come


Visit to Southwards Car Museum, Paraparaumu


When: Sunday 15th October 2017 - Meet at Museum at 9:30


Where:  Southwards Car Museum, Paraparaumu


Details: 10:00 guided tour of the museum ($18 per head) followed by coffee at the museum cafe (at your own cost).





"Corvette Rumble" - Otaki

When: Sunday 24th September 2017

Where:  Meet at Plimmerton Weigh Station 8:45am (Remember: Daylight Savings changes!!)

Details: Heading to a cafe in Otaki

DB Breweries Run to Mangatainoka

Destination: DB Breweries Mangatainoka.

Web Site: Visit DB Brewery Tours for specific details

Date: August 20th 

Tour Times: We are booked in for the 11:30am tour. Please note that the Wanganui Muscle Car Club are also booked in for the same time.

Cost: There is cabinet food available, as well as BBQ lunches where you build your own burger for $15.00 and get a complementary glass of beer to drink and keep.

NOTE:  If you would like a BBQ lunch please advise by August 10 as you will miss out due to the numbers touring on this day.

Travel Details:  Preliminary plans are to meet in the Upper Hutt / Te Marua area around 8:45am for a 9:00am departure.  Location to be confirmed.



Coffee & Brunch at Franziska's

When:  This Sunday, 18th July at 11:00am

Where:  Franziska, 24 Dundas Street, Seatoun

Note:  Please email Peter Wray ([email protected]) if you intend to come along



Sunday Brunch 

Where:  Quarter Acre Cafe, State Highway 1, Manakau

Note: Room for 26 people only - so "first in, first served" -

When: This event is now postponed - a new date will be announced once available

How:  Email Sam Barns or Clive Newman to register your attendance.

For those who are not familiar with the Quarter Acre, it has quaint country setting with trees, shade, and ideal outside seating. The menu is varied, and the food of high quality. For these reasons, it is very popular with people out of town, other car clubs, as well as locals on the Kapiti Coast. The large car park is also well appointed, on a large flat area, with plenty of space.

Sunday 5th February 2017 - American Car Day - Trentham Racecourse

The American Car Day will once again be held at Trentham Racecourse on Sunday 5th February 2017, and it would be great to have a good number of Capital Corvette members and their cars present at the event.

Please mark this event in your diaries - further information to follow...


17 - 19 February 2017 - Corvette Nationals 2017 - Nelson

The 2017 National Corvette Convention is coming up fast.  This year we will be heading to sunny Nelson, with the event scheduled for 17th - 19th February 2017.

See the link on top of the page for more information, including registration forms, or simply click here.

 Other Events: 

The following locations will give members  a chance to give their cars a good long run in the summer air.

Following are some options that have been discussed for the next few months. Further organising and confirmation yet to be done.

-  November:  Christmas party, Winemakers daughter, Te Horo.

- December:  Brunch,  Harrisons garden and cafe centre, Waikanae.

- January 2017: All America car day, or Wellington cup races at Trentham.

- February: Trinity Farm, Kapiti Coast.

- March:  Mount Bruce bird sanctuary, Wairarapa.

- April: Awapuni Races (Palmerston North)




1st - 3rd April - Trip to Taupo for a meeting with Auckland Corvettes


Late April - Drive to Trinity Gardens in Otaki, and onward to the power station at Shannon.


May - "Around the Block" - Wairarapa and Manawatu, including visits to the Pointon Collection of old cars and motorbikes, and onwards to Hood Aerodrome in Masterton.


June - Midwinter Pot Luck at Tony & Maeleen Owen's house.


July - Ten Pin Bowling (Due to a booking conflict at the bowling, this ended up being a trip up for a nice brunch at Waimea Cafe in Waikanae).


November - Christmas Lunch at The WInemakers Daughter in Te Horo - see story and pictures at the top of this page.




Sunday 4 January. Nostalgia Racing & Hot Rod classes, full competition meeting Masterton Motorplex Drag Strip,



Sunday 18 January. RoadRunners Annual Picnic at the Otaihanga Domain.


  Sunday 1 February. Moonshine Rod & Custom Club’s annual American Vehicle Day at Trentham Race Course. This was a big event with upwards of 600 vehicles attending and a crowd of around 5,000.


 Sunday 8 February. Wellington Chevrolet Club’s annual “Super Chevy Sunday” in the picturesque Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt.


Friday 20 – Sunday 22 February. The 2015 Corvette National Convention, Wanaka.


Saturday 28th February. Hanmer Motorfest 2015, Hanmer Springs.


Sunday 1 March. Southward’s Open Day. Southward’s Museum, Paraparaumu.



Sunday 15 March. Gear Jammers Hot Rod & Muscle Car Show in Paraparaumu.


Sunday 15 March. The Annual Capital Corvette and MX5 Car Club mystery run and Sunday roast. Start in Palmerston North.



Sunday 22 March 'Little Sprouts' Pre Easter Fair Battle Hill Farm Forest Park Pauatahanui.


Sunday 29 March. Capital Corvette Club first cafe run for the year to Cafe Cecille, QEII Park, Masterton.


       Saturday 11 April. Brunch run to The Clareville Bakery, Carterton and day one of the NZDRA Nationals at Masterton Motorplex.

Sunday 26 April.  Capital Corvette Club cafe run. The Chocolate Fish Cafe, Shelly Bay Road, Shelley Bay.


Saturday 23 May. Brunch run to The Clareville Bakery, Carterton plus visit to private car collection.

Sunday 31 May. Capital Corvette Club cafe run to the "Simply Balmy Cafe", Foxton.

Sunday 28 June mid-year lunch. Run to Martinborough for coffee and look around, then on to the Gladstone Pub for lunch.


Saturday 4 July. Capital Corvettes "4th Of July Celebration" dinner at Uncle Mikes Kansas City BBQ.






December 2014 Run To 'Cruise Martinborough'

A new event in our area that looks set to have a bright future is ‘Cruise Martinborough’. This event runs from Thursday 4 until Sunday 7 December inclusive. Full information is available at everyone will be able to make it for the whole event, so Capital Corvette Club Inc. is going for a club run on the Saturday to have a look at the Cruise Parade (timed for 11:30am) followed by the Show ‘n Shine and then go to one of our more popular spots for a nice lunch. There will be an optional run up to Masterton after lunch before heading home.

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