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 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 💪👌🥰

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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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CAMS are deeply saddened to advise members and racers of the passing of Martin Bootten yesterday.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time.
Martin passed quite suddenly after a very short illness.

Martin was a BEARS racer through and through, but over the past 4 years he has assisted as MNZ Steward at most CAMS race meetings, helping to keep riders safe on the track, something he was very passionate about.
Martin has also been on the CAMS committee for the last 3 years helping run the club and its race meetings. Help that was very much appreciated.

We will miss Martin deeply at our CAMS meetings.
RIP Martin 😞
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CAMS are deeply saddened to advise members and racers of the passing of Martin Bootten yesterday.  Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time.
Martin passed quite suddenly after a very short illness.  Martin was a BEARS racer through and through, but over the past 4 years he has assisted as MNZ Steward at most CAMS race meetings, helping to keep riders safe on the track, something he was very passionate about. 
Martin has also been on the CAMS committee for the last 3 years helping run the club and its race meetings. Help that was very much appreciated.  We will miss Martin deeply at our CAMS meetings.
RIP Martin 😞Image attachment

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Hi Team Unfortunately due to covid restrictions, only limited numbers are able to attend Martins service, sadly we can't all go to celebrate his life in person. So please click on the link in our comment below to join the service virtually tomorrow at 2pm. There are a few spots graciously made available for CAMS members by Martins family for those who wish to attend the service in person, so please email Dave if you wish to attend we will add you to list. camspresident@gmail.com Thanks

Martins Obituary and funeral details Bootten - Martin Thomas Thursday, 23rd September 2021 BOOTTEN, Martin Thomas Surrounded by his loving family, Martin passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Nurse Maude Hospice. Aged 70 years. Dearly loved husband of Angela, loved father and father-in-law of Brittany, Thomas and Michaela. loved brother to Pauline , brother-in-law to Owen and uncle to Stuart, Brett & Shaun. Messages to the Bootten family c/o PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. A service to celebrate Martin’s life will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, please register your intention to attend by contacting the family, in advance. A livestream link is available via bit.ly/MartinBootten for those who prefer that option. Private cremation thereafter.

A huge loss to motorcycle sport in our region. Deepest sympathy to his much loved family.

A real shock! Will be sadly missed by his family and by the general motorcycling community.

RIP Martin...a really genuine person and totally committed to our sport.

RIP Martin i always loved your passion for this sport

Wow will be greatly missed , nice guy Thoughts out to his family

RIP Martin , thoughts with your family.

My deepest sympathy to Martins family he will be sorely missed.

Sorry to hear of Martin's passing..

Thoughts with you all!

He will be missed! Always willing to help out wherever he was needed, even if it was on the gate.

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RIP Sir

Sad day RIP Martin

Very sad news RIP Martin.

Condolences to his family. RIP Martin.

Oh NO Thats sad News. Such a wonderful guy. I enjoyed working with him. He taught me a lot RIP Martin ☹

That’s really sad news

Very sad to hear this news. RIP Martin

Sad day

Very sad, rip martin

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Upcoming Events

  1. North vs South Manfield

    October 30 - October 31
  2. CAMS Southern Classic

    November 26 - November 28
  3. Championship Round 4 Ruapuna

    February 19, 2022
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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

READ RULES

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.

READ RULES

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

READ RULES

SIDECAR SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS
Classic and Post Classic Sidecars

READ RULES

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.

READ THE FULL HISTORY

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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