Wheels At Wairarapa

Programme for Main Oval

The full event programme for Wheels At Wairarapa is available to download. Please note that the schedule below is subject to change on the day.


About The Event

From the convener Robin Parker

Wheels at Wairarapa is going to be the biggest collection of wheeled and track machine in the lower North Island. All classes of vehicles, clubs and commercial organisations are invited (vintage, classic and modern). The event is being organised by Wairarapa Vintage Machinery Club Inc and run in conjunction with the Wairarapa A&P Association. There is a Committee in place representing both organisations as well as representation from the Wairarapa Vintage Car Club.

The event is to be held at the Wairarapa A&P Showgrounds at Clareville just north of Carterton on Waitangi weekend 2023, the 4th, 5th and 6th February. Each day will have set programmes of displays and an oval for vehicles to have a parade around. Each day is to have a different theme to interest, such as the Saturday having vintage to modern cars, motorbikes, car clubs, V8 etc. On the Sunday will be vintage classic and new trucks, while the Monday offers old to new tractors, old to new earth moving equipment and agricultural contractors. There will be a crop to harvest and earthmoving section with continual displays over the three days.

The whole weekend is being organised to be family event, included will be stall holders selling there ware, food court, bar and live entertainment. Commercial space will be available for vehicle and machine dealers. Theme for them is to show off their new models and included past gone vehicles and history of organisation.

Steam traction vehicles will be on parade and carry out various activities, crop of barley in the grounds to be harvested and processed. Present will be a team of Clydesdale horses. Earthmoving area for shifting dirt,  digging holes, stationary engines, generators etc. Various competitions will take place within the different groups and prize giving at the end of each day and BBQ for the Exhibitors on Saturday / Sunday. Family entertainment, tractor rides, truck rides, kids corner etc.

The event is planned to be a bi-annual event and alternate with Wings over Wairarapa.

Anticipation is for a big  show and hopefully grow bigger each time as has other Machinery Shows. The surplus funds are to be shared to Westpac Life Flight Trust.

Thanks from the President of Wairarapa Machinery Club and convener of the upcoming Event of Wheels at Wairarapa

Robin Parker, 0275468909.

Proudly presented by Wairarapa Vintage Machinery Club. Sponsored by Wairarapa A&P and New Zealand Trucking

Wairarapa A&P Society, PO Box 16, 12 Chester Road, Clareville, Carterton