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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Happy New Year Everyone!
Hope you have all had a great break, with luck Santa had that Camshaft/Pipe/Tyre/Helmet in his sack for you and not socks 😛 and you've all had time to get your bikes ready for the 2020 part of the racing season.
Round 3 of the CAMS Championship Series is coming up fast on the 25th of Jan at Ruapuna .... woohoo!!

Join us for a day of fun & friendly racing.
New riders and members welcome

Details :
Sign On 8.00am - 9.00am
Riders Briefing 9.30am
Officials Breifing 9.00am
Practice/Racing from 9.45am

Food and drink will be available at the track.
Bar is open after racing.

Entry - $80.00, Riders over 65, Pre63 Classics & Juniors - $30.00
Transponders $10.00, Garages $20, OEL $30.00 ,Membership $40.00

Save yourself time, go to the front of the sign on queue and get us on track sooner by entering & paying online here .....http://myregister.co.nz/cams/

Race Program:
Practice/Qualifying 5 Laps (2 practice, 3 laps qualifying)
Round 1 - Points 4/5 laps
Round 2 - Points 4/5 Laps
Round 3 -No points just for fun,B track?,Bracket Racing ?TBC

Race Groups and Race order:
Group 1 - Modern Bikes
Group 2 - Clubmans/ new riders, slower riders
Group 3 - Pre82 senior, Pre82 Junior, Pre72 snr, Pre89 F3
Group 4 - Pre63, Vintage, Pre72 Junior, CAMS Lightweight
Group 5 - Development, Buckets F4 & Super Singles(split)
Group 6 - Pre89 F1/F2 and Pre 95 all
Group 7 - Sidecars Modern and Classic

Championship results will be posted on the CAMS website before the next meeting, apologies for the delay..... blame the Presidents addiction to fine bourbon 🐰

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Happy new year to you guys as well . Looking forward to Saturday. 😎😎😎😎

Christmas comes early for us with the Southern classic!!

Anyone coming down from Nelson could bring my bike from AB’s to chch. Happy to help with fuel costs

Sorry I'm a bit confused with the pricing. I've been told it's $65 if don't use a transponder, can anyone confirm this?

Joe O'Neill

Daniel Laughton

David Allen

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2 weeks ago

CAMS Classic Action Motorcycle Sport

...with a big thanks to our sidecar partners!....please share!
NZ Post Classic
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Any other CAMS members entered?

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1 month ago

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MPSC prize giving photos, thanks MJSmyth Images“No addiction stays static; it always hungers for more.”

Well, it never lasts long enough, does it??? Another AMAZING addictive Mike Pero Southern Classic Festival has come and gone – and only the memories remain.

As usual after a crazy day’s racing on Saturday, the onsite BBQ is always a welcome sight – no exception this year, as chatting and musings of the day commenced. What makes the Southern Classic so special is the vibe in the pits – staying at the track is an absolute must. It allows me the fun and distraction of having a laugh, a drink with mates and a chance to regroup before facing another long day out shooting. Thank you to those I got to share those special moments with on Saturday evening. After shivering through another chilly night, Sunday dawned warm and muggy, and it just got better through the day, even getting a bit sunburnt while out in the field!!!

I have an enormous list of thank yous, so hold your nose, because here goes…

First and foremost, HUGE thanks and high fives to the entire CAMS Organising Committee – Dave Reesby, Sue Van Den Heuvel, Gary Cotterell, Roger O’Regan, Layton Matheson, Wayne Graves, Angela Jones, Lachlan MacDonald, Tony Bankier, Sarah Dougherty, Shaun Mills, Glenn Hayward, Logan Jackson, and Martin Bootten. Well done guys, again showing everyone else how it should be done!

Second to all the volunteers, in whatever capacity they helped throughout the weekend, without you we could not run the meet. You are all on my cool list! COC – Stephen Orpwood, ACOC – Sarah Dougherty, Stewards – Martin Bootten and John Steer, Race Secretaries – Sue Van Den Heuvel, Cathy Williams and Roger O’Regan, Rider’s Reps – John Stowell (NR), Jock Woodley (R), and Paul Fisher (R), all of the Flag Marshals, Grid Marshals, Starters, Machine Scrutineers, St John Ambulance Officers, Recovery Officials, Biketranz and Vincent Cullen of Iron & Oil Clothing for the epic tshirts this year. Also special thanks to those at the track who mucked in and assisted those injured and their families, to get packed up, bikes sorted and gear safely back home, and on that, the dedicated staff at Timaru Hospital too.

Thirdly to all the generous sponsors who were instrumental in the go ahead of this event. Marquee sponsor – Mike Pero Real Estate and all of the following – Bike Rider Magazine, Motorcycling New Zealand (MNZ), Hendriks Master Blasters, Motorcycle Replacements (MCR), IMG, Mid & South Canterbury Community Trust, Biketranz, Total Span Steel Buildings, MEGA Motorcycle Centre, CQ Printing, New Zealand Community Trust, JRL Tuning, MotoXtreme, The Southern Trust, Dynoworx, Sit Services Limited (SSL), Marquee & Event Hire, The Wheel Magician, Obsolete Iron Motors, Label X, British Motorcycle Parts, Suzuki, NZ Cylinders, Autothority, KiwiRail, Mid & South Canterbury Izuzu, Stevenson Earthworks Ltd, Timaru Metal Recyclers, Helicraft, Classic Hydroblasting, and to those on site during the weekend providing food, coffee, and your gorgeous bikes for the display tent!

My personal thanks to those who had my back throughout the weekend – Mish, Kel, Nick, Angela and Dennis, Dave and Sue, CAMS, Stu, Steve and Pam, Sarah and Shaun, Emma, Hunter, Mike, Terry, Matt, Spyda, Paul, Ken, Vince, Jock, Steve, Aaron, John C, Todd, Kelly and Jarrad, Brent, Tina and Glenn, John H, John H, Liam, John A, Catherine and John S, and Deb. Big thanks to Les Sergent, Sam Hitchman, Yvonne Evans, Nick Clarke, Matt Smith, Dean Corrigan, Matt McLaughlin, and Jock Woodley for participating in my Lanie Live Quick Hits In The Pits Interviews for my work Instagram page - @mjs_images_nz More thanks to Gary Cotterell and Ivan Campbell who buzzed the tower in their twin replica Spitfires on Saturday and Sunday – videos of these flybuys also on my Instagram.

Special thanks to all that participated, whether racing, pit crews, support staff and of course all those who came to watch. Thank you very much to all the sidecar teams who helped us create an epic photo opportunity – beyond honoured to have taken that shot. And I’d like to outdo it…NEXT YEAR!!! So please join us again next December! <3<3<3

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. If you know the riders or those pictured, please feel free to tag them! AND THAT'S ALL, FOLKS!! 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 and chosen to post were done AFTER checking that the rider was okay.

Thank you so much for the support, likes, private messages and particularly your comments on my photos and your positive reviews on my page. They mean everything to me. <3 <3 <3

#swingslikeaspasticspider #postclassics #flybuys #mikepero #mpscf #southernclassic #thebestmeetoftheyear #youhavethreesecondstorephrasethat #sidecarshot #dramallama #emotional #smile #photographersshootingphotographers #haveagoonachair #delios #classics #campingonsite #pointfive #inthepits #bikedisplay #ironandoil #sheneedsablow #littlehonda #riderprofile #lanielive #quickhitsinthepits #magicialbruiselotion #towerview #hairpin #pitlane #itstimetobuzzthetower #pointsix #dummygrid #mcintoshstoffees #beautifulmachines #cams #ididntknowapeppercoulddothat #spectatorhill #decreasingradius #bacon #allovertheshow #rainraingoaway #startfinishline #fracturingthelaw #pointone #burlesqueevening #selfiestick #packedinlikesardines #dontenterthenogozone #bruises #motorsportphotographer #dedicated #sidecars #pointtwo #coldshowers #sweeper #youwantmetoshootfromwhere #thecut #bruisedknees #candids #redwine #ridersbriefing #timing #raincoatsrequired #spitfires #sweeper #pointthree #hangingoffit #inthegrass #unofficialofficial #hangingoutwithyouridols #tyrewall #thoseconvosinthepits #everythingisbetteratspeed #recordnumbers #muggy #starttofinish #flatbedplatform #wheelies #thesightsandsmells #ifancyanalcoholicbeveridge #horselinament #faces #whyisitbrightgreen #redvelvet #brekkieofchampions #greenninja #photobomber #far-canalracing #orangeisthenewblack #drumrollplease #ohgoon #bikefamily #justthatkindofgirl #wemakeitspecialdownhere #nzsidecarassociation #threewheeling #flyingflea #thefastestpaintbrushintown #the250guy #lemansstarts #castrolrcologne #howlowcanyougo #kidsatplay #hooningaroundthepits #workinstagram #pinky #team83 #agip #thosepipesthough #choirboyracing #bullshedracing #twistedsisters #matless #nowthatsatshirt #gothemo #nakedmo #jkracing #slayer #mjsmythimages #sanityracing #rollcallplease #wildswingers #aspecialbreed #festivalatmosphere #pickledeggs #beersies #needanextraduvet
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CAMS Classic Action Motorcycle Sport

Great Photos from Day 3 , Sunday . Thanks Mel 😀“No addiction stays static; it always hungers for more.”

Well, it never lasts long enough, does it??? Another AMAZING addictive Mike Pero Southern Classic Festival has come and gone – and only the memories remain.

As usual after a crazy day’s racing on Saturday, the onsite BBQ is always a welcome sight – no exception this year, as chatting and musings of the day commenced. What makes the Southern Classic so special is the vibe in the pits – staying at the track is an absolute must. It allows me the fun and distraction of having a laugh, a drink with mates and a chance to regroup before facing another long day out shooting. Thank you to those I got to share those special moments with on Saturday evening. After shivering through another chilly night, Sunday dawned warm and muggy, and it just got better through the day, even getting a bit sunburnt while out in the field!!!

I have an enormous list of thank yous, so hold your nose, because here goes…

First and foremost, HUGE thanks and high fives to the entire CAMS Organising Committee – Dave Reesby, Sue Van Den Heuvel, Gary Cotterell, Roger O’Regan, Layton Matheson, Wayne Graves, Angela Jones, Lachlan MacDonald, Tony Bankier, Sarah Dougherty, Shaun Mills, Glenn Hayward, Logan Jackson, and Martin Bootten. Well done guys, again showing everyone else how it should be done!

Second to all the volunteers, in whatever capacity they helped throughout the weekend, without you we could not run the meet. You are all on my cool list! COC – Stephen Orpwood, ACOC – Sarah Dougherty, Stewards – Martin Bootten and John Steer, Race Secretaries – Sue Van Den Heuvel, Cathy Williams and Roger O’Regan, Rider’s Reps – John Stowell (NR), Jock Woodley (R), and Paul Fisher (R), all of the Flag Marshals, Grid Marshals, Starters, Machine Scrutineers, St John Ambulance Officers, Recovery Officials, Biketranz and Vincent Cullen of Iron & Oil Clothing for the epic tshirts this year. Also special thanks to those at the track who mucked in and assisted those injured and their families, to get packed up, bikes sorted and gear safely back home, and on that, the dedicated staff at Timaru Hospital too.

Thirdly to all the generous sponsors who were instrumental in the go ahead of this event. Marquee sponsor – Mike Pero Real Estate and all of the following – Bike Rider Magazine, Motorcycling New Zealand (MNZ), Hendriks Master Blasters, Motorcycle Replacements (MCR), IMG, Mid & South Canterbury Community Trust, Biketranz, Total Span Steel Buildings, MEGA Motorcycle Centre, CQ Printing, New Zealand Community Trust, JRL Tuning, MotoXtreme, The Southern Trust, Dynoworx, Sit Services Limited (SSL), Marquee & Event Hire, The Wheel Magician, Obsolete Iron Motors, Label X, British Motorcycle Parts, Suzuki, NZ Cylinders, Autothority, KiwiRail, Mid & South Canterbury Izuzu, Stevenson Earthworks Ltd, Timaru Metal Recyclers, Helicraft, Classic Hydroblasting, and to those on site during the weekend providing food, coffee, and your gorgeous bikes for the display tent!

My personal thanks to those who had my back throughout the weekend – Mish, Kel, Nick, Angela and Dennis, Dave and Sue, CAMS, Stu, Steve and Pam, Sarah and Shaun, Emma, Hunter, Mike, Terry, Matt, Spyda, Paul, Ken, Vince, Jock, Steve, Aaron, John C, Todd, Kelly and Jarrad, Brent, Tina and Glenn, John H, John H, Liam, John A, Catherine and John S, and Deb. Big thanks to Les Sergent, Sam Hitchman, Yvonne Evans, Nick Clarke, Matt Smith, Dean Corrigan, Matt McLaughlin, and Jock Woodley for participating in my Lanie Live Quick Hits In The Pits Interviews for my work Instagram page - @mjs_images_nz More thanks to Gary Cotterell and Ivan Campbell who buzzed the tower in their twin replica Spitfires on Saturday and Sunday – videos of these flybuys also on my Instagram.

Special thanks to all that participated, whether racing, pit crews, support staff and of course all those who came to watch. Thank you very much to all the sidecar teams who helped us create an epic photo opportunity – beyond honoured to have taken that shot. And I’d like to outdo it…NEXT YEAR!!! So please join us again next December! <3<3<3

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. If you know the riders or those pictured, please feel free to tag them! AND THAT'S ALL, FOLKS!! 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 and chosen to post were done AFTER checking that the rider was okay.

Thank you so much for the support, likes, private messages and particularly your comments on my photos and your positive reviews on my page. They mean everything to me. <3 <3 <3

#swingslikeaspasticspider #postclassics #flybuys #mikepero #mpscf #southernclassic #thebestmeetoftheyear #youhavethreesecondstorephrasethat #sidecarshot #dramallama #emotional #smile #photographersshootingphotographers #haveagoonachair #delios #classics #campingonsite #pointfive #inthepits #bikedisplay #ironandoil #sheneedsablow #littlehonda #riderprofile #lanielive #quickhitsinthepits #magicialbruiselotion #towerview #hairpin #pitlane #itstimetobuzzthetower #pointsix #dummygrid #mcintoshstoffees #beautifulmachines #cams #ididntknowapeppercoulddothat #spectatorhill #decreasingradius #bacon #allovertheshow #rainraingoaway #startfinishline #fracturingthelaw #pointone #burlesqueevening #selfiestick #packedinlikesardines #dontenterthenogozone #bruises #motorsportphotographer #dedicated #sidecars #pointtwo #coldshowers #sweeper #youwantmetoshootfromwhere #thecut #bruisedknees #candids #redwine #ridersbriefing #timing #raincoatsrequired #spitfires #sweeper #pointthree #hangingoffit #inthegrass #unofficialofficial #hangingoutwithyouridols #tyrewall #thoseconvosinthepits #everythingisbetteratspeed #recordnumbers #muggy #starttofinish #flatbedplatform #wheelies #thesightsandsmells #ifancyanalcoholicbeveridge #horselinament #faces #whyisitbrightgreen #redvelvet #brekkieofchampions #greenninja #photobomber #far-canalracing #orangeisthenewblack #drumrollplease #ohgoon #bikefamily #justthatkindofgirl #wemakeitspecialdownhere #nzsidecarassociation #threewheeling #flyingflea #thefastestpaintbrushintown #the250guy #lemansstarts #castrolrcologne #howlowcanyougo #kidsatplay #hooningaroundthepits #workinstagram #pinky #team83 #agip #thosepipesthough #choirboyracing #bullshedracing #twistedsisters #matless #nowthatsatshirt #gothemo #nakedmo #jkracing #slayer #mjsmythimages #sanityracing #rollcallplease #wildswingers #aspecialbreed #festivalatmosphere #pickledeggs #beersies #needanextraduvet
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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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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.

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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 Cotterill: (021) 163 5161 | Email Gary
Treasurer – Layton Matheson: (027) 271 8005 | Email Layton
Club Secretary – Roger O’Regan: (027) 436 1402 | Email Roger
Membership Secretary – Sue VDH: (021) 274 6657 | Email Sue

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