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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📆 CAMS Round 1 - Saturday 24 September 2022 at Levels International Raceway, Timaru
A really foggy and cold morning as the riders emerged out of hibernation after a winter of prepping their new bikes, not so new bikes and dusting themselves off ready for an exciting season ahead for Round 1 at Levels, Timaru.
A massive THANK YOU to the CAMS committee Crew, Howard from South Canterbury Car Club, MNZ Track Officials, Flag Marshalls, Lara & Brent our Timing Team, Recovery Crew, St John, John our talented Starter for helping set up and down the track, Roger for the use of your van, Shaun for the use of your trailer, Cath for your help and fantastic pics, Ants & Paula for finding us newbie flaggies and anyone else I have forgotten as with you we don't do racing!!
Excuse the pics it's the best we could do 😜it was soooo nice to see your lovely squashed up faces and bikes on the dummy grid & thanks for the hugs and kind words 😃

Next CAMS Meeting is on Saturday 15 October 2022 - Champions Series Round 2 at Ruapuna, Christchurch for entries and more info check out our website or Facebook for more details www.cams-racing.org.nz

Can't wait to see you there 👍🙂👍
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Thanks CAMS Classic Action Motorcycle Sport & helpers🙏 for such a fun day and well run meeting- classes for everyone/all bikes catered for 👍

Yes thanks CAMS for all the work that goes into putting on a race day. We all appreciate it 👍 I was looking forward to the start of my CAMS race season. Being taken out on lap 1 of my first points race was not a great start to my season! FFS people, we’re racing for fun, not sheep stations. New clutch lever and perch, new clip on, new quick shifter unit, new foot peg, fairing repair and race suit airbag recharge 😕 An expensive day….

Thanks Cams Club, was a well organized event cant wait for Ruapuna. And thanks 2 all the Officials.

As new members to Cams, big thanks to all those helpers and volunteers, without them there is no racing, totally enjoyed the day. 👍👍👏👏

love ya all...cool to be back...❤️

Bugger Tim - that’s a shame

Cool photos! 😍🏍🏁🤩

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Hi Team,
CAMS Championship Round 1 - Levels 24th of Sept 2022

Round 1 of the CAMS 22/23 Championship Series is all go for Saturday 24th of September at Levels Raceway.
Join us for a day of relaxed fun racing. New riders welcome.
Cant wait!!!

Pre entry and pre paying essential please, its makes our teams life so much easier and sign on much faster if you all pre enter.
Pre entry closes at midday Friday 23rd of September..
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 - TBC
Bar after racing - TBC

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 - Points 5 Laps
Round 4 ( If time permits) - Bracket racing

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

Points classes for all bikes including modern and BEARS etc.
See you there!

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Bugger away that weekend 😢😢

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📆 Brooklands Challenge - CMRC & CAMS Saturday 3 September 2022 at Levels International Raceway, Timaru

It was an awesome crisp spring day at Levels and everyone was looking forward to the Brooklands Challenge!
There were a random variety of motorbikes that were rearing to get out and have a hoon on the track as well as some absolutely beautiful classic race cars 🙂
A massive thank you to the Classic Motor Racing Club for the invitation and putting on such a well run meeting and a special thanks to the Track Officials, Track Marshalls, St John Crew, pit crews, public and the people who made us all the yummy lunches.
The lunchtime Brookland Challenge Race was a very interesting competition and CAMS were able to take the trophy home this year, thanks to our wonderful riders for giving it their best!!

Next CAMS event is on Saturday 24 September 2022 - Champions Series Round 1 at Levels International Raceway, Timaru for entries and more info check out our website or Facebook for more details www.cams-racing.org.nz

Look forward to seeing your smiling faces at Round 1 🙂🙃🙂
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Great meeting we had loads of fun all round !

Great meeting!

With just under three months to go, it's time to get your entries in for the TOTALSPAN SOUTHERN CLASSIC FESTIVAL event - 25th to 27th November 2022 at Levels Raceway Timaru.

Entry form, rider info and supplemental regulations are all available www.cams-racing.org.nz

All event updates will be released via the CAMS Facebook page www.facebook.com/CamsClassicActionMotorcycleSport

Thanks to all of our sponsors and funders who have once again supported this event:
Totalspan New Zealand, MCR - Motorcycle Replacements, Race Supplies, IMG - Integrated Maintenance Group, Mcraes Global Engineering, CQ Print, Biketranz Ltd, Bike Rider Magazine, Aotearoa Gaming Trust, Pub Charity Limited, New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT), Obsolete Iron, Mega Motorcycles, Label-X, Marquee and Event Hire, Mecanica, 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, Garven Contracting, NZ Cylinders, Helicraft Racing - phew ... so many to thank, awesome support!

Riders wishing to pre-order tee shirts can do so on the entry form, or order direct via ironandoil.co.nz/accessories.

Thanks to Screenworksnz for once again designing another great tee shirt for this years event, and they will once again be selling a full range of merchandise at the event over the weekend.

Looking forward to another great event - see you all there!
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With just under three months to go, its time to get your entries in for the TOTALSPAN SOUTHERN CLASSIC FESTIVAL event - 25th to 27th November 2022 at Levels Raceway Timaru.
Entry form, rider info and supplemental regulations are all available www.cams-racing.org.nz
All event updates will be released via the CAMS Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/CamsClassicActionMotorcycleSport
Thanks to all of our sponsors and funders who have once again supported this event:
Totalspan New Zealand, MCR - Motorcycle Replacements, Race Supplies, IMG - Integrated Maintenance Group, Mcraes Global Engineering, CQ Print, Biketranz Ltd, Bike Rider Magazine, Aotearoa Gaming Trust, Pub Charity Limited, New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT), Obsolete Iron, Mega Motorcycles, Label-X, Marquee and Event Hire, Mecanica, 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, Garven Contracting, NZ Cylinders, Helicraft Racing - phew ... so many to thank, awesome support!
Riders wishing to pre-order tee shirts can do so on the entry form, or order direct via https://ironandoil.co.nz/accessories. 
Thanks to Screenworksnz for once again designing another great tee shirt for this years event, and they will once again be selling a full range of merchandise at the event over the weekend.
Looking forward to another great event - see you all there!

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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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