Whether it's a crate engine or a pre-loved gearshift knob off a hot rodder, find it at the Swap & Trade Sites
A wise person once remarked “you could find everything you need to build a car at Kumeu”, and they weren’t wrong! Whether it’s a crate engine from one of the country’s largest aftermarket parts suppliers or a pre-loved gearshift knob off a Hot Rodder’s small Swap Site, it’s all at The Kumeu Classic Car & Hot Rod Festival.
Finished your project and don’t need parts?
No sweat, you can even set up the cars insurance at the festival!
Regardless of what you’re into or the size of your wallet, taking the time to wander amongst all the Swap and Trade Sites is an essential part of your day (or two).
Want to book a Swap or a Trade Site?
Head to Book a Site and follow the prompts.
Need Help? We are happy to help. Just get in touch via Contact Us.
Find out our lineup of Festival Bands Here.(updated)
If you have attended The Kumeu Classic Car & Hot Rod Festival before you would have seen a variety of New Zealand bands play over the years (& even Bad Company from the UK in 2018). The 2024 Festival will be no different. We have bands play throughout the day on Friday, Saturday & Sunday of the Festival and even have Friday & Saturday night bands for those that camp at the Festival.
Like us on Facebook to see our announcements as they happen!
(4pm to 7pm)
Com Jam is a 7-piece band from Auckland.
Rock'n'Roll, Classic Rock, Funk & Kiwi Classics being their vibe!
Music Announcements coming soon...
Saturday (Campers Only)
Party Band TBC
Soon... Soon... Patience!
There might be a pattern here ;)
And can you guess... TBC
Don't worry we won't leave you hanging for long ;)
Add us on Facebook to get up to date Festival announcements.
Feel the thrills of this amazing Monster Truck Ride!
Monster Truck Rides
To help us celebrate our 30th birthday bash we have invited Daniel and his Monster Truck to Auckland.
The 6 Tonne Taurus Monster Truck (V8 Chevy Silverado) was built in the good ol' US of A. Taurus can carry up to 10 passengers and is certified for amusement rides.
Monster Truck Rides will be available in the Oval for ONLY $10 each!
On your marks... Ready... Race!
*Camping Kids Only*
Our pal Mater wants to know if you want to be
"Happier 'n a tornado in a trailer park"?
I'm guessing that is a YES! Well, Head to the Kids Entertainment Area on Friday at 7.30 pm!
The Kumeu Classic Car & Hot Rod Festival & Mater are excited to welcome back the 2024 Kids Hot Rod Race with the help of Anthony from Levin Entertainments
This event is for 5 to 10 year old's.
Racers will be separated into:
* 5, 6 & 7 year old's
* 8, 9 & 10 year old's
(Older siblings or a Parent are able to ride with the 5 year old's)
Racers need to be at the Start Line for their Racer Safety Meeting
7.15 pm sharp
(Anyone arriving after the Safety meeting will be unable to Race)
This is a FREE event!
*Sponsored by Auto Magic & the Very Vintage Day Out*
Join our Vintage & Retro Caravan Display!
Wake up in the picturesque suburb of Kumeu, West Auckland to the rumble of over 1500 Classic Cars & Hot Rods. Enjoy the weekend of Hot Rods, Classics, Drag Cars, Motorbikes, Kiwi Rock'n'Roll Bands, Antique Stalls, Vintage Clothing, Memorabilia and sooo much more. With over 100 Trade Sites and 200 Swap Sites you will be spoilt for choice with grabbing a bargain! The Kumeu Classic Car & Hot Rod Festival kicks off the Hot Rodding calendars with some amazing new builds and a huge collection of Incredible cars to spend hours obsessing over.
Still not sold?
Well, what if I told you that you could enjoy this amazing weekend away and display your Vintage/Retro Caravan as a part of our
NEW Kumeu Vintage Caravan Park for only
$100 (incl. GST) for 2x adults
(Under 12 years are FREE)
*Pre-Registration for the Retro Caravan Park will be available until the 10th of January or until Sold Out*
Vote for your favourite Car in the Main Show Shed!
The Kumeu Classic Car & Hot Rod Festival HQ Team go through each and every applicant for the Show Shed. We are not always looking for the most pretty Classic Cars and Hot Rods to display in the Main Show Shed. We are looking for a "variety of cars, be it Race Car or a Hot Rod, to keep the display fresh and interesting for the general public" explains Ken Galvin.
The People's Choice winning car becomes the next event poster car.
(People's Choice is voted in by the Public)
Make sure you head along to the Main Show Sheds and Cast Your Vote!
Want to register your Car / Bike / Race Car for the Main Show Shed?
When you need a bit of relief from the sunshine, duck into one of the Festival Show Sheds!
Grab a reprieve from the Sun in one of our 5 Show Sheds.
Our Main Show Shed houses the most beautiful cars that are all vying for the Kumeu Classic Car & hot Rod Festivals coveted People's Choice. Head through to the next Show Shed and you will find the Northland Art Centre Display with some talented NZ artworks on display & Live Air Brushing with Julia Tapp & her students as well as the Adrenaline Events NZ Racing Experience (this is where you can find the Fastest Lap Competition).
But, it doesn't end there we still have 2 more Show Sheds. Move on through to the Beauty Pageant Shed (Sponsored by the Very Vintage Day Out). The Beauty Pageant Shed is home to our annual Beauty Pageants (Best Dressed). And this year will be home to the Very Vintage Mini Market with a variety of vintage inspired small businesses and a relaxing place to enjoy the Pageants. Also found in the VVDO Beauty Pageant Shed is FREE Retro Hair & Make Up (with Beauty School Dropouts), Beautiful Handmade Retro Fashion, retro inspired accessory shopping & Vintage inspired crafts. Need to find out more about the Very Vintage Day Out? Head along to our VVDO website. Finally we reach the final Show Shed (the smallest of all 3 Show Sheds). The final Show Shed will be a NEW setup this year with our VIP Area finding a new home in Shed 5.
Challenge your Mates at the Bathurst Interactive Driving Experience!
Join Mike from Adrenalin Events in Shed 3 and show your worth in The Repco Classic Car & Hot Rod Festival Fastest Lap Competition! Drive the circuit of Mount Panorama.
Who will be victorious?
*Prizes to be announced*
Smell the Nitro and Experience drag car fire-ups first hand
There’s nothing quite like the smell of nitro, and the cackle through the headers isn’t too shabby either!
You’ll be able to experience Drag Car fire-ups first hand at the Drag Racing display.
Located in Shed 2
Drag Car Start Ups on Friday & Saturday
*times in our Event Schedule*
An impressive array of Drag Cars will be on show throughout the weekend too, so make sure you wander over for a look and take a photo or two.
Shop til you drop for some cool, vintage-style products. You can even get a retro-makeover from Beauty School Dropouts!
A warm welcome back to the Very Vintage Mini Market sponsored by Very Vintage Events.
A vintage market that’s put together by VVDO HQ.
The Very Vintage Mini Market brings a curated selection of awesome vintage, retro and hot rod related small businesses together!
* Located in the Main Show Sheds *
Lifestyle Automotive TV Show Classic Restos returns to The Kumeu Classic Car & Hot Rod Festival in 2021 !
It is with great sadness that our Brother from another Mother, Fletch, will not be able to join us for the Repco Classic Car & Hot Rod Festival 2022. We will all miss you this year Fletch, with the hope that you will be able to join us again in 2023.
2021 email from Fletch...
I know I might be an Aussie (Don't hold that against me too much hey - lol) but I love the way you gearheads across the Ditch put your motoring events together, and I am only too happy to get behind and promote them !!
I am proud to announce that Classic Restos is Australia's longest running (continually produced) Automotive TV Show of its kind. Classic Restos goes to air on various television networks in SIX countries every week. This means, The Kumeu Classic Car & Hot Rod Festival 2021 will be seen in an episode from Australia, across the Pacific, NZ into Canada, the USA... and even London !!
With almost 650 episodes clocked up in the can over 13 years, Classic Restos can be seen in NZ on
FACE TV, Sky Network 083 Friday Nights at 8.30pm
Or you can check out episodes online at
Shannons Club, Australia's largest & most comprehensive automotive online hub.
Be sure to "like" the Classic Restos Facebook page as well, where every week, the new updated episode can be seen. I have been covering this event for many years now, it's a BIG thanks to Ken Desma & your awesome Team, and I look forward to seeing you and your classic in 2021.
Cheers & stay safe.
Fletch / Classic Restos TV.
Join our Car Club Area!
Come and Celebrate 30 Years of the Kumeu Classic Car & Hot Rod Festival with us!
With over 2000 cars joining us every year it is always nice to get in quick and get your Car Club a spot nice and early...
Be sure to fill out the form below to join us in our Car Club Area.