What is it?

The “Bangers to Bluff” Rally is an annual charity event organised by the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay (Inc). It is an opportunity to travel from Auckland to Bluff with a small group of likeminded adventurers, on a carefully crafted route through spectacular Aotearoa. A unique and rich experience, the start of lifelong friendships and participation in greatly appreciated support for widely loved and respected NZ charities.

The event for 2018 runs from Auckland to Bluff over 13 days starting on the 10th April 2018 and finishing on the 22nd April 2018.

 

The event takes a group of fellow travellers (limited to only 20 vehicles) travelling a prescribed route using roads less travelled from Auckland to Bluff via several iconic regions, including Catlins.

The rally registration cost is $500 per vehicle. In addition, the organisers will take ownership of the car at the end of rally and auction it. Entrants must also raise at least $500 sponsorship, and all the funds raised will go to the charity beneficiaries.

 

Accommodation is the responsibility of the participants although the organisers provide the itinerary with suggestions for each location. The organisers have negotiated a group discount with Bluebridge Ferries for the crossing of the Cook Strait.

TIMING & EVENTS

- Depart Bucklands Beach Auckland April 10th 2018 and

- Finish in Invercargill / Bluff on April 22nd 2018

 

 

Enjoy some high speed action at  Highlands Motorsport Park on the morning of Friday the 20th April 2018

Choose what you want to do from Go Karting through to an ultra-fast McLaren Super Car

 

 

The Support Vehicle accomodation venues and basic route plan are now available - click on  ROUTE & ACCOM  and all will become clear. This year we are retaining a hint of mystique and the daily detailed route will be progressively unveiled as the rally unfolds.

 

 

For 2018's event, the Rally will be travelling the Forgotten World Highway, with a lunch stop at the famous Whangamomona Pub!

CHARITIES & DONATE

The CHARITIES supported by this event

The masthead charities are Multiple Sclerosis NZ and Hopeworks Foundation. Hopeworks is the "go to" umbrella organisation for those suffering from brain injuries.

 

Additional charities may also be selected as beneficiaries by the Board of The Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay.

 

Multiple Sclerosis is the most common non-traumatic disabling neurological condition of young adults. With 4,000 News Zealanders currently diagnosed. MS New Zealand advocates for improvements to treatments, resources and serviced to improve quality of life, well-being and reduce the burden of the condition on all those impacted.

 

Vehicle sponsorship is a key element in raising the funds with which the rally supports Multiple Sclerosis NZ and Hopeworks.

 

Entrants are required to fund raise on behalf of their vehicle/ team, and the funds will be donated to the beneficiaries. At least $500 has to be paid to the organisers before departure date with the balance paid by 22nd April 2018.

 

Entrants are encouraged to have promotional signage on their vehicle, although decals and any other marketing material must be removed the day after arrival at Bluff.

There are two levels of Sponsorship;

Gold: $500 - $1500: Display your sponsors image on your car.

Platinum: $1501 and up: Display your sponsors image on all cars, subject to rally terms.

Donations can be accepted directly by The Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay organisers, but to make this easy and transparent, the rally organisers encourage the use of GIVE-A-LITTLE!

THE CHALLENGE

THE VEHICLES

The challenge is to drive a 4 door car registered and with a current WOF, costing less than $2000 from Auckland to Bluff and finish at Invercargill. Whilst the rally is not a driving competition there is a Trophy and several surPrizes. Banger Points are awarded, and will influence the organisers awarding of the Trophy and surPrizes.

The rally is a fun, friendly event and the objective is to gain the most Banger Points with the winner being awarded a “suitable” trophy. Banger Points are awarded for:

The “Bangers”.

 

Country of origin.

Japanese or Korean: No Banger Points

Australian: 30

European/UK: 70

Russian: 150

All other countries: 100

Purchase price: 10 Banger Points per $50 under $1000. Eg if Purchase price $900 then 20 Banger Points

 

 

Peoples’ choice award 50 Banger Points

A ballot will be held for Peoples' Choice:

You will rate all vehicles other than your own, awarding Banger Points for: Flair; Style; Desirability.

There will be challenges on the way which will carry Banger Points.

 

Temporary breakdowns such as punctures, broken fan belt, overheating etc. will incur 20 penalty Banger Points per hour (or part thereof) for late arrivals after the last able-bodied car at the destination that day. This does not include any other rally car requested to undertake a tow to a destination garage.

 

Terminal breakdowns will incur negative 1000 Banger Points and it is up to the team to hitch a lift to the end of the rally with another team or find their own way back home. Disposal or salvage of the vehicle is the sole responsibility of the participant.

The winner of the Banger Points award will receive a suitably engraved trophy.

 

The vehicle must be a four seat saloon car, obtained by an ‘arm’s length’ transaction for $2000 dollars or less (all amounts inclusive of GST), including current registration and current warrant of fitness.

Both the vehicle registration and the warrant of fitness must have at least three months to run after to the completion of the rally. CarJam have offered every entrant a free vehicle check to ensure clean title. www.carjam.co.nz

 

Each vehicle must also carry, a spare tire, a mobile phone and appropriate maps or GPS

 

THE RALLY AND THE SPONSORS!

The Automobile Association provides their “Breakdown Assist” programme for all participants to support the rally and the charity beneficiaries. This includes towing to the nearest garage for repair along with other benefits. See www.aa.co.nz/membership/roadservice-breakdown-assistance/

 

Coast Radio entered a Banger in 2016. Brian Kelly aka “BK”, of Coast Radio will be doing a “cross” from the studio most mornings to get an update on the Bangers progress. They have a reach of over 250,000 listeners.The event was also be covered in the NZ Herald’s “Driven”

 

Carjam will be covering the Rally across their 200,000 database and

Multiple Sclerosis NZ and Hopeworks Foundation will be promoting through their databases

 

Check FAQ's for the difference between sponsorship and donation!

 

 

The organisers will provide a Rally Manual including route, dates and times, events and much more. A rally director will travel with the group and be available for support and advice.

 

A support vehicle will travel with the group. This vehicle will help with basic repairs, and if necessary call in AA Roadside assist. In the event of a breakdown the rally will continue and it is the responsibility of the “breakdown” Banger, to catch up. There are two rest days (Blenheim and Wanaka) which will provide flexibility.

 

Fruehauf NZ Limited is proud to be the Platinum Sponsor of the 2018 Rally. Fruehauf NZ Ltd is dedicated to delivering innovation and outstanding service for the road transport industry. Their solutions in customised design and manufacture, modification, second-hand sales, repairs and maintenance, help customers to improve the productivity and profitability of their transport operations. On the road, the distinctive Fruehauf brand compliments our customers’ drive to deliver safely, and to the highest standard.

 

CARJAM

 

CarJam finds out what's been going on with your pride and joy ...

 

Enter your plate to see the basics for free and buy a full report to see:

- vehicle specifications

- odometer history

- ownership history

- money owing and repossession risk

- Japanese or USA history before it even got here

- valuations

- safety and reliability reviews

- fuel efficiency and operating economy

 

We search and integrate information from more databases than any other similar service in New Zealand

 

Don't end up bit - just CarJam it.

HOW DO I ENTER

• Register for the event $500 including GST (limited to 20 entrants)

 

• Buy a car for under $2000

 

• Raise $500 in donations (Gold) or $1500 (Platinum)

 

• Complete the  REGISTRATION FORM

ROUTE & ACCOM

What is the Route? The basic route plan avoids the main highways that most of us have been up and down so many times and is around 300 Km per day. The maps below will give you the route for each island and approximate total distance - the detailed route will be announced on here shortly.

 

The accomodation for the Rally vehicles and officials is still being set, and will be uploaded soon - we recommend that you book in at the same venues, for handy access to the team, your fellow travellers and the daily "Happy Hour". If you wish to see last year's accommodation, you can look it up HERE

Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay

Brought to you by Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay

FAQS

2018 BANGERS TO BLUFF RALLY 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Q Do I have to complete the route?

A No, but your car does. Team members can be subbed in and out through the Rally

 

Q Can I fund buying the car by getting others to assist?

A Yes, this is recommended to help spread the cost. In this case the help can be acknowledged with a decal on your vehicle

 

Q Who pays for the decals on the car?

A The Rally Organisers will pay for the official Rally decals on both front doors, they will also pay for an additional decal acknowledging other contributors and sponsors which will be placed by agreement on another available panel.

 

You will pay for the decals specific to your team and its sponsors, the Rally Organisers can facilitate the production and provision of these at your cost.

 

In the case of sponsorships, a Gold sponsorship qualifies for decal/s on the car sponsored which must include the cost of the decal. Platinum Sponsorship carries the right to place decals on all cars, and the sponsorship must include the cost of the decals. If there is a conflict of interest with decals the Rally organisers will make a ruling, which will be final.

 

Q What happens when competing sponsors both have rights to put a decals on the same car?

A Organisers will make a ruling; e.g. if a vehicle is sponsored by ABC realty and then CDE Realty becomes a platinum sponsor with rights for decals on every car. There is a precedent for this conflict with the platinum sponsor agreeing to waive the decal on ABC Realty car.

 

Q What is the difference between sponsorship and donation

A Sponsorship payments raised by the participants are subject to GST as the sponsor receives a benefit/service in the form of exposure, advertising on the car, etc.

 

Donations are not subject to GST and the payee qualifies for a 33 cents in the dollar rebate. The organisers prefer donations be made through the Give a Little website with donors noting which team they are supporting. As a registered charity, Give a Little will issue donors with a tax receipt and send us a single payment each month, together with a list of the donors and details of which team they supported. If you prefer to send donations direct to Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay Charitable Trust please include full name and address of the donors (and email address if possible)

 

Q What are the arrangements as regards Accommodation?

A You are responsible for your accommodation and payment there-of. The Rally Organisers will include recommended venues for each stop in the Rally. This is where the support vehicles will be based and the details of these venues will be included in the Rally information, but you are not obligated to stay there.

 

Q What happens if my car breaks down?

A The AA have offered to cover all vehicles with their Roadside Breakdown Assist Package.( www.aa.co.nz/membership/roadservice-breakdown-assistance/) In the event that a vehicle cannot be repaired satisfactorily, it is the responsibility of the Entrant to legally “dispose” of it. If the vehicle is “terminal” and depending on when and where the incident occurs, all efforts will be made to either, spread the team and luggage over other vehicles, including the support vehicles. If the vehicle is not “terminal” the “fleet” will continue on its way and it is the responsibility of the entrant to catch up. There are two rest days to facilitate this.

 

Q What happens if I want to keep my Banger?

A You want to keep your reliable old “Banger”. Prior to departing from Auckland, a price will be agreed with you for the Banger, and this amount will be paid to the organisers to add to funds raised for charity.

 

Q I want to do the rally but don't have a car and have other things to get organised before I can pay the registration.

A There is a pre-registration form with a $100 refundable deposit, which will guarantee you a position in the rally.  The deposit is fully refundable up until 31st November 2017 when the balance of $400 to the non-refundable $500 registration is required if you want to continue the Guaranteed position in the rally. You do NOT need to have a Banger organised at this stage. You can download the form HERE.

 

 

ADDRESS

P O Box 82 243

Highland Park,

Auckland 2012

 

CONTACT

Phone: Peter Bailey 027 473 6994

Enjoy some high speed action at  Highlands Motorsport Park on the morning of 20th April 2018

For 2018's event, the Rally will be travelling the Forgotten World Highway, with a lunch stop at the famous Whangamomona Pub!

The vehicle must be a four seat saloon car, obtained by an ‘arm’s length’ transaction for $1000 dollars or less (all amounts inclusive of GST), including current registration and current warrant of fitness.

Both the vehicle registration and the warrant of fitness must have at least three months to run after to the completion of the rally. CarJam have offered every entrant a free vehicle check to ensure clean title. www.carjam.co.nz

 

Each vehicle must also carry, a spare tire, a mobile phone and appropriate maps or GPS

 

• Register for the event $500 including GST (limited to 20 entrants)

 

• Buy a car for under $2000

 

• Raise $500 in donations (Gold) or $1500 (Platinum)

 

• Complete the  REGISTRATION FORM

What is the Route? The basic route plan avoids the main highways that most of us have been up and down so many times and is around 300 Km per day. The maps below will give you the route for each island and approximate total distance - the detailed route will be announced on here shortly.

The accomodation for the Rally vehicles and officials is still being set, and will be uploaded soon - we recommend that you book in at the same venues, for handy access to the team, your fellow travellers and the daily "Happy Hour". If you wish to see last year's accommodation, you can look it up HERE.

The vehicle must be a four seat saloon car, obtained by an ‘arm’s length’ transaction for $1000 dollars or less (all amounts inclusive of GST), including current registration and current warrant of fitness.

Both the vehicle registration and the warrant of fitness must have at least three months to run after to the completion of the rally. CarJam have offered every entrant a free vehicle check to ensure clean title. www.carjam.co.nz

 

Each vehicle must also carry, a spare tire, a mobile phone and appropriate maps or GPS

 

The Automobile Association provides their “Breakdown Assist” programme for all participants to support the rally and the charity beneficiaries. This includes towing to the nearest garage for repair along with other benefits. See www.aa.co.nz/membership/roadservice-breakdown-assistance/

 

Coast Radio entered a Banger in 2016. Brian Kelly aka “BK”, of Coast Radio will be doing a “cross” from the studio most mornings to get an update on the Bangers progress. They have a reach of over 250,000 listeners.The event was also be covered in the NZ Herald’s “Driven”

 

Carjam will be covering the Rally across their 200,000 database and

Multiple Sclerosis NZ and Hopeworks Foundation will be promoting through their databases

 

Check FAQ's for the difference between sponsorship and donation!

 

 

The organisers will provide a Rally Manual including route, dates and times, events and much more. A rally director will travel with the group and be available for support and advice.

 

A support vehicle will travel with the group. This vehicle will help with basic repairs, and if necessary call in AA Roadside assist. In the event of a breakdown the rally will continue and it is the responsibility of the “breakdown” Banger, to catch up. There are two rest days ( Nelson and Wanaka) which will provide flexibility.

 

Fruehauf NZ Limited is proud to be the Platinum Sponsor of the 2017 Rally. Fruehauf NZ Ltd is dedicated to delivering innovation and outstanding service for the road transport industry. Their solutions in customised design and manufacture, modification, second-hand sales, repairs and maintenance, help customers to improve the productivity and profitability of their transport operations. On the road, the distinctive Fruehauf brand compliments our customers’ drive to deliver safely, and to the highest standard.

 

CARJAM

 

CarJam finds out what's been going on with your pride and joy ...

 

Enter your plate to see the basics for free and buy a full report to see:

- vehicle specifications

- odometer history

- ownership history

- money owing and repossession risk

- Japanese or USA history before it even got here

- valuations

- safety and reliability reviews

- fuel efficiency and operating economy

 

We search and integrate information from more databases than any other similar service in New Zealand

 

Don't end up bit - just CarJam it.

 

• Register for the event $500 including GST (limited to 20 entrants)

 

• Buy a car for under $2000

 

• Raise $500 in donations (Gold) or $1500 (Platinum)

 

• Complete the  REGISTRATION FORM

The Automobile Association provides their “Breakdown Assist” programme for all participants to support the rally and the charity beneficiaries. This includes towing to the nearest garage for repair along with other benefits. See www.aa.co.nz/membership/roadservice-breakdown-assistance/

Fruehauf NZ Limited is proud to be the Platinum Sponsor of the 2017 Rally. Fruehauf NZ Ltd is dedicated to delivering innovation and outstanding service for the road transport industry. Their solutions in customised design and manufacture, modification, second-hand sales, repairs and maintenance, help customers to improve the productivity and profitability of their transport operations. On the road, the distinctive Fruehauf brand compliments our customers’ drive to deliver safely, and to the highest standard.

The challenge is to drive a 4 door car registered and with a current WOF, costing less than $1000 from Auckland to Bluff and finish at Invercargill. Whilst the rally is not a driving competition there is a Trophy and several surPrizes. Banger Points (known as Banger Points) are awarded, and will influence the organisers awarding of the Trophy and surPrizes.

The rally is a fun, friendly event and the objective is to gain the most Banger Points with the winner being awarded a “suitable” trophy. Banger Points are awarded for:

The “Bangers”.

 

Country of origin.

Japanese or Korean: No Banger Points

Australian: 30

European/UK: 70

Russian: 150

All other countries: 100

Purchase price: 10 Banger Points per $50 under $1000. Eg if Purchase price $900 then 20 Banger Points

 

Peoples’ choice award 50 Banger Points

A ballot will be held for Peoples' Choice:

You will rate all vehicles other than your own, awarding Banger Points for: Flair; Style; Desirability.

There will be challenges on the way which will carry Banger Points.

 

Temporary breakdowns such as punctures, broken fan belt, overheating etc. will incur 20 penalty Banger Points per hour (or part thereof) for late arrivals after the last able-bodied car at the destination that day. This does not include any other rally car requested to undertake a tow to a destination garage.

 

Terminal breakdowns will incur negative 1000 Banger Points and it is up to the team to hitch a lift to the end of the rally with another team or find their own way back home. Disposal or salvage of the vehicle is the sole responsibility of the participant.

The winner of the Banger Points award will receive a suitably engraved trophy.

 

2017 BANGERS TO BLUFF RALLY 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Q Do I have to complete the route?

A No, but your car does. Team members can be subbed in and out through the Rally

 

Q Can I fund buying the car by getting others to assist?

A Yes, this is recommended to help spread the cost. In this case the help can be acknowledged with a decal on your vehicle

 

Q Who pays for the decals on the car?

A The Rally Organisers will pay for the official Rally decals on both front doors, they will also pay for an additional decal acknowledging other contributors and sponsors which will be placed by agreement on another available panel.

 

You will pay for the decals specific to your team and its sponsors, the Rally Organisers can facilitate the production and provision of these at your cost.

 

In the case of sponsorships, a Gold sponsorship qualifies for decal/s on the car sponsored which must include the cost of the decal. Platinum Sponsorship carries the right to place decals on all cars, and the sponsorship must include the cost of the decals. If there is a conflict of interest with decals the Rally organisers will make a ruling, which will be final.

 

Q What happens when competing sponsors both have rights to put a decals on the same car?

A Organisers will make a ruling; e.g. if a vehicle is sponsored by ABC realty and then CDE Realty becomes a platinum sponsor with rights for decals on every car. There is a precedent for this conflict with the platinum sponsor agreeing to waive the decal on ABC Realty car.

 

Q What is the difference between sponsorship and donation

A Sponsorship payments raised by the participants are subject to GST as the sponsor receives a benefit/service in the form of exposure, advertising on the car, etc.

 

Donations are not subject to GST and the payee qualifies for a 33 cents in the dollar rebate. The organisers prefer donations be made through the Give a Little website with donors noting which team they are supporting. As a registered charity, Give a Little will issue donors with a tax receipt and send us a single payment each month, together with a list of the donors and details of which team they supported. If you prefer to send donations direct to Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay Charitable Trust please include full name and address of the donors (and email address if possible)

 

Q What are the arrangements as regards Accommodation?

A You are responsible for your accommodation and payment there-of. The Rally Organisers will include recommended venues for each stop in the Rally. This is where the support vehicles will be based and the details of these venues will be included in the Rally information, but you are not obligated to stay there.

 

Q What happens if my car breaks down?

A The AA have offered to cover all vehicles with their Roadside Breakdown Assist Package.( www.aa.co.nz/membership/roadservice-breakdown-assistance/) In the event that a vehicle cannot be repaired satisfactorily, it is the responsibility of the Entrant to legally “dispose” of it. If the vehicle is “terminal” and depending on when and where the incident occurs, all efforts will be made to either, spread the team and luggage over other vehicles, including the support vehicles. If the vehicle is not “terminal” the “fleet” will continue on its way and it is the responsibility of the entrant to catch up. There are two rest days to facilitate this.

 

Q What happens if I want to keep my Banger?

A You want to keep your reliable old “Banger”. Prior to departing from Auckland, a price will be agreed with you for the Banger, and this amount will be paid to the organisers to add to funds raised for charity.

 

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