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.

2021/22 Season Final Championship Points
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Great Shots already Mel MJSmyth Images, cant wait to see the rest. Thanks for capturing the event and 2021/2022 seasons action so well 👍

Was a brilliant day, enjoyed by all with heaps of racing.
Bracket racing will be back!
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Awesome day for our AGM meeting and Don Bryan Memorial end of season race event.

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CAMS Don Bryan Memorial , AGM and Championship Prize Giving.

The final CAMS race meeting of the 2021/22 season is all go for Saturday 7th of May at Mike Pero Motorsport Park.
The Don Bryan Memorial is a fun day of bracket racing with spot prizes for best prepared bike, best dressed rider, past masters, slowest and fastest lap etc etc , should be a fun day with riders grouped into four race groups based on lap times.

The CAMS AGM will be held in the clubrooms at 7.45am - 8.30am prior to racing, tea, coffee and scones provided, all CAMS members welcome.

Prize Giving for the day and the 2021-2022 championship will follow racing at approx 4.30-5.00pm in the club bar.
Bar will be open and finger food provided. Come and help us celebrate our champions and a great season of racing!

Due to the AGM please note the revised times below.

Pre entry and pre paying essential please, its makes our sign on teams life so much easier and sign on much faster if you all pre enter.
Pre entry closes at 4pm Friday 6th May.
Pre Enter Here:
myregister.co.nz/cams/index.php
Any issues with access please contact Dave - camspresident@gmail.com
Food and coffee will be available at the track.

CAMS AGM - 7.45-8.30am
Sign on 8.45am - 9.45am
Officials briefing - 9.30am
Riders briefing - 10.00am
Practice/Qualifying from 10.15am
Prize giving - 4.30-5.00pm approx

Race Program:
Practice/Qualifying 5 Laps (2 practice, 3 laps qualifying)
Round 1 - Bracket racing 4 laps
Round 2 - Bracket racing 4 laps
Round 3 - Bracket racing 4 laps

Race Groups and Race order:
Group 1 - Very Fast
Group 2 - Quite Fast
Group 3 - Pretty Fast
Group 4 - Clubmans
Group 5 - Sidecars Modern and Classic - Handicap racing

Final season points are up on the CAMS website. We have fixed a couple of errors already that aren't showing. Please have a look and let us know ASAP if you see any issues.

See you there!

Regards
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

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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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