August 23, 2019
The Eastern Southland Car Club has a star studded night planned to showcase to the public when they hold their Prizegiving and Annual Dinner at the Heartland Hotel Croydon in Gore on Saturday 14 September. The club would love to have the public come along and enjoy what will certainly be a great night. Special guests include Hayden Paddon, Emma..
August 11, 2019
Garet and Gemma Thomas of Darfield won the Catlins Coast Rally on Saturday in a dramatic finish. The husband and wife team only took the lead on the final stage in a Subaru WRX Sti. The duo had cause for double celebration as their victory also gave them the Mainland Rally Series drivers and co-drivers titles respectively. Defending champion and..
August 9, 2019
A massive entry of eighty-eight cars will start the 2019 Catlins Coast Rally on Saturday. Defending champion and four-time winner Andrew Graves of Gore is once again the top seed in his venerable Mitsubishi EVO 3. Graves’ wins have come in 2010, 2013, 2017 and again last year. He has twice been runner-up in 2012 and 2016 and was third..
August 6, 2019
This year’s Catlins Coast Rally is also the fifth and final round of the Mainland Rally Series with the series overall title and several of the classes still wide open, giving extra edge to the result of the rally this Saturday. In the drivers overall championship Josh Marston of Christchurch currently leads on 82 points but will not contest this..
August 1, 2019
Defending Catlins Coast Rally champion Andrew Graves of Gore is looking to add yet another southern rally to his tally when he contests the 2019 Catlins Coast Rally on Saturday 10 August. Graves is striving for his fifth win in the event this year having already won it in 2010, 2013, 2017 and again last year. He has twice been..
July 29, 2019
He may have celebrated forty years of rally competition back in 2017 but Dave Jenkins of Gropers Bush near Riverton is not slowing down one bit. Jenkins will contest the Catlins Coast Rally for the first time since 2015 when the event takes place on Saturday 10 August and he will do so on the back of having won his..
July 18, 2019
Preparations are well advanced for the 2019 Catlins Coast Rally due to be held on Saturday 10 August. The rally is not only an iconic event for the area but also an iconic rally on the New Zealand motorsport scene with many competitors including Catlins on their ‘rally bucket list’. Changes are afoot this year with changes to the order..
February 20, 2019
The ideal opportunity for ladies and youngsters to give motorsport a go has arrived. The Eastern Southland Car Club is holding a Ladies and Under 18 Have A Go Fun Day Grass Autocross event this Saturday 23 February at Rakahouka near Invercargill. Entry is free thanks to a joint Eastern Southland Car Club, MotorSport New Zealand, Youth in Motorsport &..
October 7, 2018
Gore driver Andrew Graves, in his Mitsubishi EVO 3, continued his phenomenal run of success when he won the 2018 Rankleburn Rally in West Otago on Saturday. Graves completed the event, which he also won in 2012 and 2014, with a 28 second margin over Job Quantock of Ohoka in a Skoda Fabia AP4 with Oamaru driver Scott Simpson (Volkswagen..
October 5, 2018
A superb field has entered the Rankleburn Rally in West Otago this Saturday. The event, organised by the Eastern Southland Car Club, is part of the club’s rally championship and will take place from 10.30am on Saturday 6 October. Support will once again come from MLT / Heartland Hotels and Ernslaw One Limited. The event will be based at Telford Tops Road..