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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Fantastic News Team .... we are all go again for 2020 !!! Cant wait !! 🥳🥳Media Release - Pero Confirms all go for Southern Classic & Motofest

Mike Pero has confirmed his company’s ongoing commitment to motorcycle racing in New Zealand with the announcement today that both the Southern Classic and Motofest will proceed under the Mike Pero brand and with its financial support.

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Fantastic News Team .... we are all go again for 2020 !!! Cant wait !! 🥳🥳

Morning Everyone,
Day 1 of the lockdown, hope you all stay safe and we beat this bloody virus.
Based on government advice CAMS have had no choice but to cancel Championship Round 6 at Ruapuna on the 4th 😞
MNZ have also cancelled ALL permits for the lockdown period . Hopefully it wont get extended.

On the plus side you now have quality time with your race machines to get them in tip top condition 👍

Look after yourselves, stay safe, be kind and make sure you're looking out for for any vulnerable fellow racers, friends, neighbours and family.

Regards
The CAMS Committee
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Request from timing, now's the time to put side numbers on, you're so fast as you pass the tower.

Graeme Staples

Great photos from Round 5 , Cheers Mel 👍Saturday dawned a little cool but fine and clear for racing in Round 5 of the CAMS Championships. A few nice surprises today, including a new sidecar to be debuted, my favs out on the Grand Dame – Agip, and some familiar faces back in the fold for a fun and chillaxed day of racing (including some bracket racing to finish)!

Epic thanks to all our volunteer crew, as always - flaggies, grid marshalls, scrutineers, sign on teams...who were out there in quite changable conditions all day – you are the real VIPS! To all those who acted as pit crews, support staff, spectators, the riders and my friends - thank you!

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. There will also be updates, mini vids, on the spot stuff, quick hits, and highlights over the series on my work Instagram page - @mjs_images_nz If you know the riders or those pictured, please feel free to tag them! ALL PHOTOS ARE NOW UP!! 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 – if any serious incident occurs, and in the event I captured it, please don't ask to see my crash photos, they will be sent to the Steward or COC, and when permissible sent on, privately, to the involved parties ONLY. They will NEVER appear on any of my social media accounts. If I am kind enough to send you photos of a serious incident in which you feature, that DOES NOT mean I give my consent for you to share them in any way shape or form without my EXPRESS PERMISSION, don’t abuse a privilege that is there to help you. 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 <3

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Once again Mel you have captured brilliantly all tha action, colour, and characters which sets our sport apart. Thanks everyone for being part of such a pictorial parade. Cheers

Gove have plenty of time now Mel to catch up on very busy summer of photography!

Thanks for posting, neat to see familiar faces.

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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

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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 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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