Classic Action Motorcycle Sport (SI) Inc

Welcome to the online home of CAMS Racing! Our aim is to provide motorcycle enthusiasts with a supportive, fun, social environment for safe and affordable road racing of classic and post classic machines. Check out our race dates, browse through the race classes and rules, or if you’re just getting started, we’ve got plenty of useful information to get you underway. We welcome any inquiries so if you can’t find what you’re looking here,
then please feel free to contact us.

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Hi All,
Fantastic turnout for Round 3 of the CAMS championship tomorrow at Ruapuna with 100 riders pre entered 🙂
Cant wait !!!

Just a heads up, unfortunately the Canterbury Car Club have had to set up their marquees in the pits a week early for big Skope classic car meeting next weekend.
So there is less space than usual in the pits.
With such a great turnout we ask that riders look at parking their cars outside of the pits if possible and maybe those using the garages look at parking away from the main pit alleys if possible to give more space for bikes pits.

We'll fit everyone in, we just all need to be considerate and may have to pit in different spots than usual .

See you all tomorrow

Cheers
CAMS
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So the CAMS club have paid to rent the facility but not all of it is available???!!!! I hope you have had a reduction in the renting fee!!!!

Free .marquee spaces available?

Jim Koppier

Robbie Leach

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Hi All,
Happy New Year!!!
We hope Santa had a some tasty go faster parts in his sack for you 🙂

Its nearly that time again, CAMS Championship Round 3
is all go for Saturday 28th Jan at Mike Pero Motorsport Park.
Join us for a day of relaxed fun racing.
New riders welcome.
We had a huge turnouts at Rounds 1 and 2, and Round 3 is normally even bigger, so join us for another fun day of CAMS racing.
Pre entry and pre paying essential please, it makes our teams life so much easier and sign on much faster if you all pre enter.
Pre entry closes at midday Friday 27th January .
Pre Enter Here:
myregister.co.nz/cams/index.php
Any issues with access or you need to set up a profile, please contact Dave - camspresident@gmail.com .

Food and coffee onsite
Bar open after racing

Sign on 8.00am - 9.00am
Officials briefing 8.45am
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 - Bracket racing ( no points just fun)

Race Groups and Race order:
Group 1 - Modern Jnr, Modern 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
Championship points classes for all bikes.

See you there!

Cheers
The CAMS Committee

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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

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

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

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.

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

SIDECAR SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS
Classic and Post Classic Sidecars

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

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.

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