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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ONLY 16 DAYS TO GO TEAM !!
THIS SATURDAY 16TH NOV IS LAST CHANCE FOR ENTRIES TO BE RECEIVED AND INCLUDED IN THE PRINTED EVENT PROGRAM.
LAST CHANCE TO ENTER SUNDAY 24TH NOV .....
DONT LEAVE IT TO LATE

Hi Everyone,
The 2019 Mike Pero Southern Classic is shaping up to be another cracker!
Over 260 bikes already entered from all over NZ, including a strong North Island contingent coming down to try and win back the Biketranz North Vs South Trophy from the Victorious South Island team .
We also have a container load of Aussies coming over to try and take a bit of kiwi silverware back home.
The two stroke brigade are again well represented with over 25 grand Prix machines entered including very rare TZ750's .

Our feature this year is the sidecar classes. We are expecting some exciting racing across to the two sidecar race groups We have over 30 sidecars entered!!
Pretty sure thats a record turnout of sidecars at any event in NZ.
The Modern/pre89 sidecar race group features some of the best teams from both North and South Island including IOM TT competitors, current international competitors and National champions.
The classic group also features 18 of the fastest classic rigs ever seen in the South Island including every local outfit keen to defend home track advantage.
Dont miss it!..... your unlikely to see this many classic sidecars putting on a wheel lifting, sideways sliding show in the South Island again...woooohoo 🙂

To celebrate the Sidecar feature we have released a limited addition MPSC sidecar tee shirt featuring a couple of our local sidecar teams .
Get yours from Iron and Oil Clothing - ironandoil.co.nz/accessories
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Buy a shirt! They're great quality and look awesome on.

Findlay Gore you keen? Could come down with me in the truck or ride and i will take your gear.

Holy shit 🕐🕜🕑🕜

We are sad to advise CAMS Members that fellow member and AJS classic racer Keith Mcleod has passed away. A message from his family below....

It is with great sadness we announce that our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother Keith passed away early yesterday morning on Sunday the 3rd of November, surrounded by family.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Christchurch Adventure Park on Tuesday the 12th of November. The service will begin at 1:00pm.

We would like to invite people to make a donation to Nurse Maude hospice, who provided Keith with incredible care during his last few days. Donations can be made through the following link.
bit.ly/kgmcleod0319

Thank you.
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We are sad to advise CAMS Members that fellow member and AJS classic racer Keith Mcleod has passed away. A message from his family below....  It is with great sadness we announce that our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother Keith passed away early yesterday morning on Sunday the 3rd of November, surrounded by family.  A celebration of his life will be held at the Christchurch Adventure Park on Tuesday the 12th of November. The service will begin at 1:00pm.  We would like to invite people to make a donation to Nurse Maude hospice, who provided Keith with incredible care during his last few days. Donations can be made through the following link.
https://bit.ly/kgmcleod0319  Thank you.

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Rest in peace, Keith. My condolences to all his family and friends.

Sorry to hear RIP keith

So sad. My thoughts are with you

rest in peace Keith

Rest in Peace Keith

Rip

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Countdown is on ..... 5 weeks until the Mike Pero Southern Classic 2019....

Got your entry in?

Check out our new look website www.cams-racing.org.nz for all the event info, including entry form, and while you're there, have a look at this years official event tee shirts - two styles, including a 'one off sidecar tee'.

Tee shirts are $30 each if ordered with your rider entry, alternatively can be ordered online at ironandoil.co.nz/accessories
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Countdown is on ..... 5 weeks until the Mike Pero Southern Classic 2019....  Got your entry in?  Check out our new look website www.cams-racing.org.nz for all the event info, including entry form, and while youre there, have a look at this years official event tee shirts - two styles, including a one off sidecar tee.  Tee shirts are $30 each if ordered with your rider entry, alternatively can be ordered online at https://ironandoil.co.nz/accessoriesImage attachmentImage attachment

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Just ordered mine 👍

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CAMS Classic Action Motorcycle Sport

Thanks to MJSmyth Images for this great photo of all the volunteer flaggies and officials taken last weekend at CAMS Championship Series Round 2 at Ruapuna.

.....no racing without this great bunch of people - thanks guys & girls!1448
#thevolunteerswhomakeithappen #hivizgang #behindthescenes #officialscallout
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Thanks to MJSmyth Images for this great photo of all the volunteer flaggies and officials taken last weekend at CAMS Championship Series Round 2 at Ruapuna.  .....no racing without this great bunch of people - thanks guys & girls!

Thanks to Hyundai & Isuzu Mid/South Canterbury for supplying us with our Mike Pero Southern Classic support vehicle.

Was used as on-track support vehicle at CAMS Championship Round 2 yesterday - looks great!

Only seven weeks to go until the Mike Pero Southern Classic 2019, entry form is available on CAMS website
www.cams-racing.org.nz, some classes filling up fast, so get your entry in......

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Thanks to Hyundai & Isuzu Mid/South Canterbury for supplying us with our Mike Pero Southern Classic support vehicle.  Was used as on-track support vehicle at CAMS Championship Round 2 yesterday - looks great!  Only seven weeks to go until the Mike Pero Southern Classic 2019, entry form is available on CAMS website
www.cams-racing.org.nz, some classes filling up fast, so get your entry in......  Photo credit MJSmyth ImagesImage attachment

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Wish I was there

Alex...we could find you a seat.......

Darren ...🤔

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Upcoming Events

  1. Mike Pero Southern Classic

    November 29 - December 1
  2. Championship Round 4 Ruapuna

    February 15, 2020
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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.

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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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