February 2017 Newsletter

Presidents Report

Hi All.

The end of January and all of February have been busy months for some of us 4WDing. Another reccy weekend at Waimamaku saw us check out some new tracks, both for Tuff trucks and Shinnies. With the Safari now full at 60 trucks its looking like being a great weekend of 4WDing. Hopefully as many of you as possible can make it up for the Safari, as we will need plenty of Marshalls. The tracks will hopefully be Arrowed or Sign posted , so even if you don’t feel confident or know the track very well you will still be useful as a marshal on the day.

Some of us got to go down to Motu Safari on the 3rd and 6th of Feb Patch and Carol, Sue, Chris and Leanne,and Chrissy and I. A great few days of very different terrain from up North. Lots of river bed driving and massive pine forests, with big open and steep Stations inbetween. A truley awesome experience.

Arapahoe Show was on Saturday 11 th February with a good club turnout. 9 trucks all up 5 of which were Suzuki’s. Well done Marie on being the only Female driver and for coming in a close second to a very Veteran trials truck and driver. Also good to have a lot of club members there, even if they didnt have their truck in as if it was too Shinny!!!!! A good fun day not seriously competing, but just out to have a good time. Well done Garry and helpers for setting up a good course, that anyone could participate in.

Well lots coming up in March with another reccy and then the Safari on the 18th and 19th March. But after that we will need some more just for fun runs.

Still need more Newsletter, Website Photos and blurbs about runs and events.

Maybe there should be points for writing about a run ?????

Yours in 4WDing




Arapahoe Show Results

1st Dan Barnet

2nd Maree Chapman

3rd Mark Sanford

4th Garry Preston

5th Logan Scott

6th Logan Treadgold

7th Ron McCloy

8th Brad Woods

DNF Patch



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Hokianga Safari 2017

March 18-19 2017

Hosted by the Kauri Coast 4WD Club of Dargaville.

There will be tracks for both club shinys and tuff trucks. The Safari will be based in Waimamaku crossing private land, both coastal and inland that isn’t accessible to the public and will be predominately off road. Full day of 4x4ing on Saturday and ½ day Sunday. This is a self catering safari so unlike previous years no meals provided. There will be Bbqs available and there is also a kitchen in the complex. Camping available.

Cost $100 per vehicle. Fundraising for the Northland Rescue Helicopter. Limited to 60 vehicles.

For more information contact Ron or Chrissy 094058316. To register email Sam. info@kauricoast4wdclub.co.nz