Get your motors running!

Published on 07 April 2021

Festival of Motorsport 2021 logo

It’s time for motorsports lovers to charge up their cameras, grab their friends and family and get ready for the roar of engines at the 2021 Festival of Motorsport!

Starting on 11 April and including the International Rally of Whangārei sponsored by Mark Cromie, this Festival brings four weeks of nail-biting motorsport roaring into the Whangarei District.

Festival of Motorsport 2021

“After the disappointment of cancellation due to COVID-19 last year, Whangārei communities are honoured to host competitors and spectators for the 2021 Festival events,” said Mayor Sheryl Mai. “This Festival benefits from the passion of our local motorsport clubs and all the people and resources they pour into the exciting programme.

“On behalf of the people of Whangārei, and all visitors to this Festival, “thank you” to the nearly 500 volunteers who spend several months planning the rally, plotting routes, arranging safety procedures, getting road closure applications ready, and working towards a safe and smooth event,” Mayor Mai said.

“It’s through the efforts of these people that the event continues to be a success. The International Rally of Whangārei is now in its fourteenth year.”