Since 1991, every third full weekend in February the main street of Paeroa – State Highway 2 – has been closed as riders from around New Zealand and overseas converged on this small and otherwise quiet Hauraki town.

The racing is red hot and you literally won’t get closer to the action anywhere in the country!                  Be entertained and astounded as the riders test their skills against the unforgiving 'Hacksaw' circuit.

This is a not to be missed day out, even if you have only a slight interest in motorsport this is a truly energy and adrenalin-filled day!


Family pass – 2 adults, 2 children (online only): $60.00

Adult, circuit standard: $30.00

youth (10-15), circuit standard: $10.00

Children Under 10: FREE


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About the race.

There are 12 classes that run throughout the day:

  • Post Classics Pre '82
  • Formula 2
  • Junior Classics
  • Senior Classics
  • Superlite
  • Formula Paeroa
  • Sidecars
  • Post Classic Sidecars
  • Post Classic Pre '89
  • Supermoto
  • Post Classic Pre '72

Practice starts at 8.15 am until 11 am approximately. The circuit will be opened for the public to cross at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course. Spectators will have about five minutes to cross the circuit.

From approximately 11.30 am onwards, the circuit will be open to the public to cross at the discretion the Clerk of the Course. Spectators will have about five minutes to cross the circuit.

Inside the circuit
Excellent viewing, stalls and numerous outlets, two clubs open, toilets everywhere, places to shelter from the sun, places to picnic, supervised motorcycle parking.

Outside the circuit
Free parking for bikes, cars and buses. Overnight camping area with food, beverages and toilets.

Free parking is available at the Domain (off King St), the Soccer Fields (on Rotokohu Rd) and West Rugby Club Rooms. Motorbike parking is available on the Stop bank or at the Railway Reserve.

Camping is available at the West Rugby Club Rooms or at the RV Centre on Coronation St
(Please, no Ken Barlow jokes if you camp here!).

Please leave your pets at home – the noise and crowds don't mix well with animals, Thanks.

Motor racing is a dangerous and persons attending this meeting do so entirely at their own risk. It is a condition of admission that all persons having any connection with the promotion and/or organisation and/or conduct of the meeting including the owners of the land and drivers and owners of the vehicles are absolved from any liability arising out of any accidents howsoever caused resulting in damage and/or personal injury to spectators.