Classic Action Motorcycle Sport (SI) Inc

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CAMS Southern Classic Festival 2021 CANCELLED

The CAMS Southern Classic Festival committee have made the tough decision to cancel the 2021 festival, scheduled to be held at Levels International Raceway on 26th to 28th November.

This decision was not made lightly, and all options were considered, taking the well being of all involved into consideration, along with the financial risks to the club in the current uncertain times.

We know you will all be disappointed, this was an incredibly hard decision for our team, fair to say, we are gutted!

We appreciate that riders travel from all over New Zealand, and making this decision now gives those time to make the necessary cancellations.

Thanks to all our sponsors who had committed to the event.

For the riders who have pre-entered, we will be providing a full refund, and will be emailing you details in regards to the processing of entry refunds.

On a positive – lock in 25th to 27th November for the 2022 event – the date is confirmed and we'll be back bigger and better than ever!
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CAMS Southern Classic Festival 2021 CANCELLED  The CAMS Southern Classic Festival committee have made the tough decision to cancel the 2021 festival, scheduled to be held at Levels International Raceway on 26th to 28th November.  This decision was not made lightly, and all options were considered, taking the well being of all involved into consideration, along with the financial risks to the club in the current uncertain times.  We know you will all be disappointed, this was an incredibly hard decision for our team, fair to say, we are gutted!  We appreciate that riders travel from all over New Zealand, and making this decision now gives those time to make the necessary cancellations.  Thanks to all our sponsors who had committed to the event.  For the riders who have pre-entered, we will be providing a full refund, and will be emailing you details in regards to the processing of entry refunds.  On a positive – lock in 25th to 27th November for the 2022 event – the date is confirmed and well be back bigger and better than ever!Image attachment

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Yes a tough one alright sincere best wishes to all concerned especially the hard working committee. To all the fellow riders, Marshall's, crash crew and public who would have supported us, your all awesome please take care.

Sad times guys - all the effort that goes into these big events and it's devastating to have to cancel. Fingers crossed everyone (or at least over 90%) do the right thing for us to get back racing again soon.

Bummer..... had ferry tickets booked...... might be an excuse for a trip anyway 👍😎

Tough call for you guys but probably the right one, bigger better next year

Let's just make next years bigger and better!!

Bugger, waiting all year for this. Now we all have the weekend free, several of us are thinking about a big round the block over that weekend. ChCh to Nelson Friday, Sat Nelson to Queenstown or Wanaka and Sun, back to Chch. On the way, we can meetup with other CAMS members. Best email as I don't do FB very often. Let me know Wallace.

Sad day, but well done to you and your team, tough day.😞

Very sad news but necessary in these weird times.

Bugger Bugger Bugger sorry to here that guys let's get set for next year.

I can understand how you feel. We have had many things cancelled/postponed over the last two years

Tough decision to make 😞

Some good news. MCI have booked Ruapuna for 7-9 Jan with a Classic (all years) / 2 stroke class. Talking to Dennis, the actual format/classes will depend on numbers. The details are here. mci.net.nz/events/srs-round-3/😁 Even has the Suzkui Mackintosh as the poster. Best we get our bikes ready.

Gutted for you guys down there.

Bolox, gutted, had to happen though

Bugger !! Was looking forward to it too ☹

Thanks to all the people who have put effort into getting the meeting underway already too team. Shame it had to go this way.

John Anderson

Rachel Guthrie

This meeting was going to be an exciting time for "Motueka Classic Motorcycles" with Nick Cain riding Terence Reed 's RC30 against some big opposition : Dennis Charlett on the Macintosh Suzuki and the other very fast lads. This little delay will only make it more exciting won't it John Boote . A hard decision to make. But hopefully we'll have the Aussie's and others too next year. 🏁❤️🏁🏍️

Anybody who was planning to pick a copy up at the meeting of New Zealand Motorcycle Road Racing Circuits we can still supply you with one, via courier... please don't hesitate to get in touch. Have got heaps more printed and nowhere to go and sell them..... Spyda

Carla Lynn yeah I guess I will be free for the ccc.

keep Reving Boys see you all soon cheers

See this Roy Hallie

Jamie Scoble Charlie Lane boooo!

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Hi Team,
Round 2 of the CAMS 21/22 Championship Series is all go for next Saturday 16th of Oct at Ruapuna Raceway.
***We will be running under MNZ Covid Level 2 rules***
* Masks to be worn at all times except when wearing a helmet
* Maintain 2m social distancing at all times
* All attendees must scan the Covid tracer QR code upon arrival
* Spectators Allowed
* As always there will be 2 separate queues at sign on, one for prepaid riders , one for entry on the day. Pre paid strongly recommended.
Pre Enter Here:
myregister.co.nz/cams/index.php
Pre entry closes at 4pm Friday 15th Oct.
Food will be available at the track from 10.30am - 2.30pm
Bar will not be open after racing sorry

Sign on 8.00am - 9.00am
Officials briefing 9.00am
Riders briefing 9.15am
Practice/Qualifying from 9.30am

Race Program:
Practice/Qualifying 5 Laps (2 practice, 3 laps qualifying)
Round 1 - Points 5 laps
Round 2 - Points 5 laps
Round 3 - Fun
Race Groups and Race order:
Group 1 - Modern Jnr, Snr and Super Twins
Group 2 - Pre82 Snr, Pre82 Junior, Pre72 Snr, Pre89 F3, Pre63 Open
Group 3 - Clubmans- new riders, slower riders, older riders
Group 4 - Pre63, Vintage, Pre72 Junior L/Weight, Pre82 L/Weight
Group 5 - Development, Buckets F4 & Super Singles ABC
Group 6 - Pre89 F1/F2 and Pre 95 all
Group 7 - Sidecars Modern and Classic

A number of riders arrived at Round 1 with either race numbers that didn't meet MNZ rules ...or none at all.
Please ensure you have your race numbers correct, present and legal or risk not riding when your machine fails examination.

See you there!

Regards
The CAMS Committee

Photo Credit : MJ Smyth Images
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It's official, 2021 CAMS Southern Classic Festival entries are open!
Entry forms are available on the CAMS website
www.cams-racing.org.nz/southern-classic/

Thanks to all our sponsors who help us make this event happen, we can't do it without them, so please support their businesses .....
Biketranz Ltd, MCR - Motorcycle Replacements, Race Supplies, CQ Print, Bike Rider Magazine, Totalspan New Zealand, IMG, LableX, Obsolete Iron Motors, Pleasant Point, Mega Motorcycle Centre, Marquee and Event Hire, Bay Building, GEM Trailers, McKay and Donaldson Yamaha, British Motorcycle Parts, Stevenson Earthworks Limited, Moto Xtreme Services, Autothority, The Wheel Magician Ltd, Timaru Metal Recyclers, JRL Tuning, Garven Contracting, NZ Cylinders, Helicraft Racing, Mecânica, Aotearoa Gaming Trust, New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT)
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Its official, 2021 CAMS Southern Classic Festival entries are open!
Entry forms are available on the CAMS website
https://www.cams-racing.org.nz/southern-classic/  Thanks to all our sponsors who help us make this event happen, we cant do it without them, so please support their businesses .....
Biketranz Ltd, MCR - Motorcycle Replacements, Race Supplies, CQ Print, Bike Rider Magazine, Totalspan New Zealand, IMG, LableX, Obsolete Iron Motors, Pleasant Point, Mega Motorcycle Centre, Marquee and Event Hire, Bay Building, GEM Trailers, McKay and Donaldson Yamaha, British Motorcycle Parts, Stevenson Earthworks Limited, Moto Xtreme Services, Autothority, The Wheel Magician Ltd, Timaru Metal Recyclers, JRL Tuning, Garven Contracting, NZ Cylinders, Helicraft Racing, Mecânica, Aotearoa Gaming Trust, New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT)

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Jock Woodley 😊

Great ambassador right there on the front cover. 👍👍👍👍

Are the posters free for entrants. Yes please

Bryan Ashdown

Chris let's get it booked mate.

Is that jock on poster

Poster boy Jock 💪👌🥰

Entered

Mark Hodson still keen?

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Great to be back on track, thanks for the photos MJSmyth Images 👍📅 CAMS Championship Series Round 1
📌 Levels Raceway, Timaru

Well, the forecast was interesting, ranging from showers morning and afternoon, to drizzle, to high winds and kept changing throughout the week. On the actual day though, leaving Christchurch at stupid o’clock for the roadtrip it was warm and still (the calm before the storm), a precursor for what we were going to run into on the trip South. Not even out of Christchurch, before lightning and thunder were obvious and then the rain, hail and gale force winds battered us til we got past AshVegas. Even a couple of rainbows were chased! At the track, it was calm, sunny and warm, the wind only picking up again through practice. We got one full round of racing in, a lunch break, and a few classes in round 2 completed before the stormline circled back and dropped the wet stuff. The temperature plummeted and it was decided to cut the day a bit short (for me).

Special thanks to everyone involved with the CAMS Club and committee members - especially Sue, Dave, Gary, Layton, Sarah, Shaun, Stu, Bailey, Logan, Roger O, Wayne, Lachlan, Martin, Roger C, and Campbell. Thank you so much for allowing me to attend under the Level 2 restrictions, and for your support. And to the onsite MNZ Officials, Steve, Catherine, John, Steve MS, thank you for keeping us as safe as possible, and all the other volunteers including Lara in timing, our team at sign on, gear check, recovery crews, tower officials, bike scrutineering, running the grid, starters, and our epic flaggies, who always do such a great job, thank you for your hard work, dedication, and concentration! Thanks also to St John’s ambulance officers on site, the racers, families, support and pit crews and spectators – thank you! Special preview highlights, daily themed shots etc from me on the day can also be found on my work Instagram - @mjs_images_nz

In remembrance – MNZ Steward Martin Bootten, Flaggie Gordon Burt, and Jo McLay. All tragically passing away during the week prior to this event.

My photos are available for purchase – And all photos with a letter code (N, E, RC, B, SL, SM, SD, SKE, RCE etc, are available for purchase in their original colour versions. Please private message me for further details. Please reference codes when ordering photographs. If you know the riders or those pictured, please feel free to tag them! ALL PHOTOS FROM THIS MEET HAVE NOW BEEN POSTED!! Thank you for your patience!

To the riders, if any, who came off and were injured - I am thinking of you and wish you a speedy recovery. Out of respect for your fellow riders - please don't divulge details of track accidents/injuries, especially names of those involved, on this page without express consent of the injured person. All the offs I have caught, not involving injuries, and chosen to post were done AFTER checking that the rider was okay. ***Please note – in the event of any serious incident – If I happen to have captured it, please don't ask to see my crash photos, they will be sent to the Steward or COC, and when permissable sent on, privately, to the involved parties ONLY. They will NEVER appear on any of my social media accounts. Please respect this.***

Thank you so much for the support, likes, private messages and particularly your comments on my photos, and your positive reviews on my page. And to those who offered them in person throughout the event – to say I was floored and emotional are massive understatements. They mean everything to me. <3 <3

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Getting Started | Classes & Rules

CAMS is a Classic and Post Classic bike racing club but also prides itself on being inclusive and caters for all makes and models. If it fits within one of the classes and formulas listed below, then it can be run at a CAMS meeting.

CLASSIC PRE 1963 – 250, 350, 500cc AND OPEN MODIFIED
CLASSIC GIRDER FORK – PRE WAR 1946 AND VINTAGE 1931

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POST CLASSIC PRE 1972 – LIGHTWEIGHT, JUNIOR AND SENIOR
POST CLASSIC PRE 1982 – LIGHTWEIGHT JUNIOR AND SENIOR
POST CLASSIC PRE 1989 – FORMULA 1, FORMULA 2 & FORMULA 3
POST CLASSIC PRE 1995 – FORMULA 1, FORMULA 2, FORMULA 3 AND SUPERBIKE

MNZ RULES

CAMS SUPER SINGLES
Super Single Group A ( up to Pre 89 – 4 stroke 501cc + & 2 stroke 251cc+ )
Super Single Group B (Up to Pre89 – 4 Stroke 251cc + & 2 Stroke 126cc + )
Super Single Group C  ( Up to Pre 89 – 4 Stroke up to 250cc & 2 Stroke up to 125cc )

BUCKETS  –  F4 & F5

MNZ RULES

CAMS DEVELOPMENT CLASS
Up to 150cc single or twin 2 strokes, up to 250cc single or twin 4 strokes, chassis and tyres open. competition or street models and parts allowed.

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MODERN RACE GROUP
Modern Junior (up to 590cc)
Modern Senior (590cc and over)
Super Twins Open

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SIDECAR SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS
Classic and Post Classic Sidecars

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CAMS recommend you go to Chapter 8 of the MNZ regulations and read the complete safety chapter.  

RACE SET UP GUIDE

If you have a race bike or road bike and want to come racing, it will have to fit in with the MNZ rules. Below is a guide of some of the things that will be required to come racing. Note that road bikes will need all lights and indicators removed or completely taped over.

– Number plates/race numbers as per MNZ Rule 10-2-3-Securely mounted exhaust system
– Baffles wired and silencers fitted
– Efficient brakes
– Brake and clutch levers must have a flat back, rounded ball ends and no sharp edges
– Brake pedal return stop on hydraulic type-Handlebars must not exceed 92cm and must be plugged
– Fairing blade must be rounded as per MNZ Rule 10-11-3
– Crankcase, gearbox, carb and air cleaner drain and breather tubes, must be run into a securely mounted catch bottle
– Drain plugs, oil filler caps, oil filter retaining bolts and brake caliper mounts must be lock wired
– General; wheel bearings, swing arm pivot, suspension, split pins in wheels, spokes, steering head bearings, all fittings, footrests, secure mounting of seat and tank
– Etylene glycol is banned from use in road racing events, MNZ Rule 10-13-2

CAMS recommend you go to Chapter 10 of the MNZ regulations and read the complete technical chapter.

– Helmet, full face. DOT approved. Must have a visor or goggles.
– Boots, sturdy motorcycle boots in good condition.
– Leathers. One piece or zip together. Must be in good condition, no holes, rips or broken zippers.
– Back protector either as a separate item or incorporated into you leathers.
– Chest protector to the standard in MNZ riding gear rules link above
– Gloves, Leather only.

CAMS recommend you go to Chapter 8 of the MNZ regulations and read the complete safety chapter.  

– You’ll need to be a member of an MNZ affiliated club.
– Pay for a one event license or have an MNZ competition license
– Pay an entry fee
– New riders get their own briefing and will be taught safety rules, race etiquette and race procedures in the new rider class. Plenty of advice on technique and bike set up is available from experienced riders and trainers. New riders progress to the faster classes once the trainer is happy he/she is safe.
– Get plenty of sleep and get organised the night before, no need to be stressed and rushed on race day, its supposed to be fun.
– No riding hung over or under the effects of mind f*ing drugs from that wicked rave you went to last night.
– Bring food and plenty of water, dehydration saps strength, concentration and speed.
– Bring a great friendly attitude, be prepared to have the best day you’ve had with your pants on in years.

If you require clarification on any rules or getting started please don’t hesitate to ask. We were all new riders once and are happy to help.

CAMS Membership

Download the form, pay by bank transfer and
send an email to Sue to confirm payment and details.

Westpac 03-1702-0084303-018
Classic Action Motorcycle Sport Inc

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CAMS Merchandise

CAMS tee shirts and hoodies are now available for sale through Iron & Oil Clothing. Show your support for your favorite classic racing club by wearing the clothing (plus we make a few $ towards the clubs coffers) Click here to look at the range and make a purchase…

Our Mission Statement is “To provide motorcycle enthusiasts with a supportive, fun, social environment for safe and affordable road racing of classic, post classic machines and support for most classes of motorcycles while promoting the preservation of their machines.”

CAMS History

Classic Action Motorcycle Sport Inc. (S.I) club was formed over 25 years ago in Christchurch, NZ, by a group of racers wanting to keep the classic bikes of yesteryear on the South Island racetracks, many of these machines were “SPECIALS”, B31’s, B50’s, etc. running parts that were not completely original to these bikes when they came out of their factories.

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Classic Action Motorcycle Sport
P O Box 16335, Hornby
Christchurch
New Zealand

CAMS COMMITTEE

President – Dave Reesby: (027) 232 2860 | Email Dave
Vice President – Gary Cotterell: (021) 163 5161 | Email Gary
Club Captain – Campbell Stevenson: (027) 220 3759
Treasurer – Layton Matheson: (027) 271 8005 | Email Layton
Race Secretary – Roger O’Regan: (027) 436 1402 | Email Roger
Club & Membership Secretary – Sue VDH: (021) 274 6657 | Email Sue

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