Classic Action Motorcycle Sport (SI) Inc

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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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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

RIP Martin , thoughts with your family.

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

🙏

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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Hi Team,
Round 1 of the CAMS 21/22 Championship Series is all go for this Saturday 25th of Sept at Levels Raceway, Timaru.

***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
* Officials will be kept in a separate bubble.
* Riders and essential crew will be kept in a separate bubble
* We are limited to 100 riders and crew so please only bring 1 crew member and only if absolutely essential for you to race.
*Pit gates will be closed at 9.30am, no public or spectator admission to the pits allowed!
* A written riders briefing will be issued to all riders upon arrival.
* A Machine examination sheet will also be issued to all riders for self checking and signing. Machine examiners will move around the pits to collect, spot check and issue pass stickers.
* 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 6pm Friday 24th.

No food or coffee will be available at the track 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 - Points 5 laps
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

See you there!

Regards
The CAMS Committee

Photo Credit : MJ Smyth Images
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Hi Team,
Round 1 of the CAMS 21/22 Championship Series is all go for this Saturday 25th of Sept at Levels  Raceway, Timaru. 
***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
* Officials will be kept in a separate bubble.
* Riders and essential crew will be kept in a separate bubble
* We are limited to 100 riders and crew so please only bring 1 crew member and only if absolutely essential for you to race.
*Pit gates will be closed at 9.30am, no public or spectator admission to the pits allowed!
* A written riders briefing will be issued to all riders upon arrival. 
* A Machine examination sheet will also be issued to all riders for self checking and signing. Machine examiners will move around the pits to collect, spot check and issue pass stickers.
* 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:
http://myregister.co.nz/cams/index.php
Pre entry closes at 6pm Friday 24th.  No food or coffee will be available at the track 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 - Points 5 laps
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  See you there!  Regards
The CAMS Committee  Photo Credit : MJ Smyth ImagesImage attachment

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Hi All, Apologies, slight misread of the rules on my part. There are no limits on riders and crew as long as we are socially distancing and wearing masks. Spectators will be allowed onsite but only in the two separate spectating areas. Spectators will not be allowed in the pits or in front of the pits etc. Pit gates will be locked. Like the rest of us spectators will be expected to follow covid protocols- masks, 2m distance and scan the QR code at the gate.

So limited spectators are able to view from trackside if they don't share facilities and stick to their bubbles? Just not in the pits?

Spectators are not allowed in the pits but are the allowed in the public car park ? Will the road side entrance gates be open ?

Andrew Morrison

Good stuff CAMS

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Hi Team,
Round 1 of the CAMS 21/22 Championship Series is coming up Saturday 25th of Sept at Levels International Raceway, Timaru.
This is the first points round for the year.
Don't forget the new Championship classes - Modern senior and Junior plus Super Twins.

**** We will be running under MNZ Covid Level 2 rules unless this status changes next week. See attached MNZ guidelines.
Further info to come as the Alert Level is confirmed******

Join us for a day of fun & friendly racing with new riders and new members welcome 🙂
Classes for bikes from vintage to modern, plus sidecars.
Sign on 8.00am - 9.00am
Riders briefing 9.15am
Officials briefing 9.00am
Practice/racing from 9.30am

No food or coffee available at the track sorry.

Entry fee - $80.00
Riders aged over 65, Pre63 Classics & Juniors under 16 - $50.00
Transponders $20.00, Day license $35.00, Membership $40.00
Help us and save yourself time, and get to the front of the sign on queue and get us on track sooner by entering & paying online here ..... myregister.co.nz/cams/
Any issues with pre registering please contact CAMS President, Dave by email on camspresident@gmail.com.
If you are first time entrant you'll need to contact us for a log in.
** Pre Entry strongly recommended under Level 2**
We have streamlined the sign on process for pre paid entries, so that there will be two queues, one for those already paid, and the other for those who have not. Pre paid riders will have a separate licence and helmet check, so you don't have to join the main queue with everyone else.
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
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

Like and share. See you there!

Regards
The CAMS Committee
Photo credit MJSmyth Images thanks Mel Smyth

South Canterbury Car Club / Levels Raceway
Motorcycling NZ
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What classes could I run a KTM RC390 in?

Ooohhhh yay 😀

We thought it good timing for some positive news - planning for the CAMS Southern Classic Festival event is well underway!

Lock it in for 26th to 28th November 2021, Levels Raceway Timaru.

Thanks to all our sponsors again this year - 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.

Please support these businesses that support us to make this great event possible.

Event poster and entries will be released later this month, race classes, rider info and supp regs will be posted at the same time
www.cams-racing.org.nz

Looking forward to another great weekend of racing!
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We thought it good timing for some positive news - planning for the CAMS Southern Classic Festival event is well underway!  Lock it in for 26th to 28th November 2021, Levels Raceway Timaru.  Thanks to all our sponsors again this year - 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.  Please support these businesses that support us to make this great event possible.  Event poster and entries will be released later this month, race classes, rider info and supp regs will be posted at the same time
www.cams-racing.org.nz  Looking forward to another great weekend of racing!

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Can't wait so stay away covid bug bring on level 1

Larry Mouat You need to be here too.

👍

Bryan Ashdown

Brooklands Challenge
Unfortunately due to the Level 3 lockdown continuing till Tuesday 4th Sept, the CMRC and CAMS have had to make the decision to cancel the Brooklands challenge meeting this Saturday at Levels.
Sorry team 🙁
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Thanks committee for keeping us in the loop. Hoping it'll be good to go for 25th. Timing it'll be me, so only 1 in the room for social distancing.

Just leave the gate open anyway......

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Upcoming Events

  1. North vs South Manfield

    October 30 - October 31
  2. CAMS Southern Classic

    November 26 - November 28
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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.

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

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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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