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.

2021/22 Season Final Championship Points
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Hi Southern Classic Festival Fans

We are excited to confirm we are all go for the 2022 TOTALSPAN SOUTHERN CLASSIC FESTIVAL!

A huge thanks to the TotalSpan North and South Canterbury franchises for committing as naming rights sponsor for the next three years, quoting .... "Totalspan are delighted to join CAMS in becoming the naming sponsor of the Totalspan Southern Classic Festival 2022, this showcase for classic motorcycle racing just gets better each year, and we are excited to be part of this great event. Jamie from our Totalspan North Canterbury franchise races with CAMS and enjoys showing his competitive spirit on the track, and Stu from our Totalspan South Canterbury franchise is an enthusiast who enjoys supporting and attending this fantastic local event in his local area. All these wonderful race bikes need a wonderful shed, so come see us at Totalspan anytime".

Following the cancellation of the 2021 event, due to Covid restrictions, we are grateful for the ongoing support of our MAJOR sponsors also, who have all reconfirmed –
MCR - Motorcycle Replacements, Race Supplies, IMG - Integrated Maintenance Group, Mcraes Global Engineering, CQ Print, Biketranz Ltd, Bike Rider Magazine, Aotearoa Gaming Trust, Pub Charity Limited, Totalspan New Zealand.

Thanks also to all of our race class sponsors - please support all our sponsors, as without their committment the event can’t happen!

This year’s event will once again be held at Levels Raceway Timaru, Friday 25th to Sunday 27th November 2022.
Friday is practice day, with a full day’s racing both Saturday and Sunday.

We are expecting up to 300 bikes and sidecars from all over NZ, this provides a weekend of spectacular racing, featuring large fields with many of NZ’s top racers.

This year will be the eighth year the event has run, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to what is many riders favourite event of the year, and one of New Zealand's largest road race meetings.

2022 will see the return of the dedicated Grand Prix race class in every round as well as all the usual vintage, classic and post classic bike and sidecar classes. Will also include Italian bike feature races and the return of 250cc production style racing.

Entry form, rider info and supplemental regulations are all available www.cams-racing.org.nz

So, don't delay, get your entries in, and all event updates will be released via the CAMS Facebook page www.facebook.com/CamsClassicActionMotorcycleSport

Looking forward to seeing you all there, spreading the word by liking and sharing!
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Hi Southern Classic Festival Fans
We are excited to confirm we are all go for the 2022 TOTALSPAN SOUTHERN CLASSIC FESTIVAL!
A huge thanks to the TotalSpan North and South Canterbury franchises for committing as naming rights sponsor for the next three years, quoting .... Totalspan are delighted to join CAMS in becoming the naming sponsor of the Totalspan Southern Classic Festival 2022, this showcase for classic motorcycle racing just gets better each year, and we are excited to be part of this great event. Jamie from our Totalspan North Canterbury franchise races with CAMS and enjoys showing his competitive spirit on the track, and Stu from our Totalspan South Canterbury franchise is an enthusiast who enjoys supporting and attending this fantastic local event in his local area. All these wonderful race bikes need a wonderful shed, so come see us at Totalspan anytime. 
Following the cancellation of the 2021 event, due to Covid restrictions, we are grateful for the ongoing support of our MAJOR sponsors also, who have all reconfirmed  –
MCR - Motorcycle Replacements, Race Supplies, IMG - Integrated Maintenance Group, Mcraes Global Engineering, CQ Print, Biketranz Ltd, Bike Rider Magazine, Aotearoa Gaming Trust, Pub Charity Limited, Totalspan New Zealand.
Thanks also to all of our race class sponsors - please support all our sponsors, as without their committment the event can’t happen! 
This year’s event will once again be held at Levels Raceway Timaru, Friday 25th to Sunday 27th November 2022.
Friday is practice day, with a full day’s racing both Saturday and Sunday. 
We are expecting up to 300 bikes and sidecars from all over NZ, this provides a weekend of spectacular racing, featuring large fields with many of NZ’s top racers. 
This year will be the eighth year the event has run, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to what is many riders favourite event of the year, and one of New Zealands largest road race meetings. 
2022 will see the return of the dedicated Grand Prix race class in every round  as well as all the usual vintage, classic and post classic bike and sidecar classes.  Will also include Italian bike feature races and the return of 250cc production style racing. 
Entry form, rider info and supplemental regulations are all available www.cams-racing.org.nz 
So, dont delay, get your entries in, and all event updates will be released via the CAMS Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/CamsClassicActionMotorcycleSport
Looking forward to seeing you all there, spreading the word by liking and sharing!

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thanks for all the hard work team.

Well done to everyone who has made this happen. Look forward to being there.

Great effort to all those who are behind the scenes for this meeting. Best pit atmosphere each year.

Bryan Ashdown, book the date.

That's excellent news

Trevor Eves

Isaac Waldron Lucas Scott 👀

Going to be soooooooooooooooooooooooo awesome

Awesome

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Good news ......Motorcycling New Zealand [MNZ] would like to announce the following RENEWAL Licence Fees – To take effect from 1st July 2022 – 30th June 2023
MNZ continue to recognise and acknowledge the recent challenges faced by members of our motorcycling community and have taken this into account regarding the below costs.

RENEWAL LICENCE FEES
Championship Licence - $183.75
Championship ATV & Trial - $138.75
Club Licence - $105.00
New/Welcome Back licence fees remain unchanged.

This is effectively a 25% reduction across the RENEWAL Licence options and follows on from the recent decision to waive Club/AGM Fees for 2022.
Permit Fees will remain unchanged through to June 30th 2023.

Kind Regards - MNZ
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Good news ......

Hi Team,
CAMS race dates for the 2022/23 season have been confirmed , see below . Can't Wait !!

2022 Sept 3rd CAMS/CMRC Brooklands Challenge Levels
2022 Sept 24th CAMS Championship Round 1 Levels
2022 Oct 15th CAMS Championship Round 2 Ruapuna
2022 Oct 29-30th Biketranz North Vs South Challenge Manfield
2022 Nov 25th-27th Southern Classic Festival Levels
2023 Jan 28th CAMS Championship Round 3 Ruapuna
2023 Feb 18th CAMS Championship Round 4 Ruapuna
2023 March 11th CAMS Championship Round 5 Ruapuna
2023 April 22nd CAMS Championship Round 6 Levels
2023 May 13th CAMS Don Bryan Memorial/AGM/Prize Giving Ruapuna

Lock the dates in your Diary

Classes will be the same as last year with a class for all machines.

And Look out for some exciting news about the Southern Classic Festival soon ! 😎

Cheers
The CAMS Crew

Photo Credit @MJSmythimages
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Southern classic you beauty. See you there

Now that we have settled in Ashburton, we cant wait to get some racing, yay..👍👍

Great to see forward planning & notice of all these dates

Southern classic gonna be red hot Kevin Dougherty Jeff Cameron

Looking forward to a ride again...

Awesome 😛 can’t wait

And just like that, we start all over again in September!

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2021-2022 Cams Championship prize giving 🙂
Great pics as always, Thanks Mel 🤩

Congrats to all our class winners and especially Male Club Champion Logan Jackson and Female Club Champion Sue van den Heuvel 👍
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Great shots Mel. Everybody in their happy places. See you all next season!

Great pics as always thanks MJSmyth Images 👍 fantastic days racings, everyone loved the bracket racing 😎 ... See MoreSee Less

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

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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 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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