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The 11th annual Burt Munro Challenge will take place in Southland, New Zealand, from 24-27 November 2016!

Registrations to compete or attend will open on July 1st.

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Rally

Pack up your bike, round up your mates and ride South for one hell of a week!

Burt Munro Challenge Rally

Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th November 2016
Oreti Park, Dunns Road, Otatara, Invercargill
Entry $75 early bird / $80 on the day

PRE-REGISTRATIONS WILL OPEN JULY 1ST

Location

Event Location

All Burt Munro Challenge events are located in Southland, New Zealand.
To get exact locations, please click on the icon above or the button below.

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Compete

Racing registrations have now CLOSED!

NZ Hill Climb Champs

Thu 24 Nov 2016, 10am
Flagstaff Road, Bluff
Tickets: Adults $15, Children FREE
REGISTRATIONS WILL OPEN JULY 1ST 

Honda NZ Super-X Champs

Thu 24 Nov 2016, 6pm
Oreti Super-X Track, 242 Ryan Road, RD 3 Winton
Tickets: Adults $15, Children FREE
REGISTRATIONS WILL OPEN JULY 1ST 

Indian Motorcycle NZ Beach Racing Champs

Fri 25 Nov 2016, 6pm start
Oreti Beach, Otatara, Invercargill
Tickets: Adults $15, Children FREE
REGISTRATIONS WILL OPEN JULY 1ST 

E Hayes & Sons Teretonga Circuit Racing

Sat 26 Nov 2016, 9am
Teretonga Raceway, Invercargill
Tickets: Adults $15, Children FREE
REGISTRATIONS WILL OPEN JULY 1ST 

Speedway Spectacular

Sat 26 Nov 2016, 4pm
Oreti Park Speedway, Pitt Road, Invercargill
Tickets: Adults $15, Children FREE
REGISTRATIONS WILL OPEN JULY 1ST

Honda Invercargill Street Races

Sun 27 Nov 2016, 11am
Bill Richardson Drive, Invercargill
Tickets: Adults $15, Children FREE
REGISTRATIONS WILL OPEN JULY 1ST 

Event Locations

All Burt Munro Challenge events are located in Southland, New Zealand. To get exact locations, please click on this icon.

Spectators

Spectator passes

Tickets available for pre-purchase:

Burt Munro Challenge Rally Pass

$75 pre-registered, $80 on the day
The week pass provides entry into all racing events : Hill Climb, Super-X, Beach Races, Teretonga Circuit Races, Speedway, and Invercargill Street Races. It also allows you access into the rally site for camping and to enjoy the Friday & Saturday night concerts.
All racing events will also be selling tickets at the gate for spectators. See below for individual race ticket prices.

Gate Sale Prices

NZ Hill Climb Champs

Thursday 24 November, 10am
Bluff Hill, Flagstaff Road, Bluff
Adult $15 / Child (under 15) FREE

Honda NZ Super-X Champs

Thursday 24 November, 6pm
Oreti Super-X Track, 242 Ryan Road, RD 3 Winton
Adult $15 / Child (under 15) FREE

Indian Motorcycle NZ Beach Racing Champs

Friday 25 November, 6pm
Oreti Beach, Invercargill
Adult $15 / Child (under 15) FREE

E Hayes & Sons Teretonga Circuit Racing

Saturday 26 November, 9am
Teretonga Raceway, Invercargill
Adult $15 / Child (under 15) FREE

Oreti Park Speedway Spectacular

Saturday 26 November, 4pm
Oreti Park Speedway, Pitt Road, Invercargill
Adult $15 / Child (under 15) FREE

Honda Invercargill Street Races

Sunday 27 November, 11am
Bill Richardson Drive, Invercargill
Adult $15 / Child (under 15) FREE

REGISTRATIONS WILL OPEN JULY 1ST

 

Come & Stay

Accommodation

Looking for somewhere to stay during this year’s Burt Munro Challenge? Try one of our preferred accommodation providers first!

Ascot Park Hotel

Host: Bryan Townley
Ph: 0800 272 687

Email: ascot@ilt.co.nz
www.ascotparkhotel.co.nz

Balmoral Lodge Motel

Hosts: Jo and Adam Harris
Ph: 0800 225 667
Email: balmoral@ilt.co.nz
www.balmoralmotel.co.nz

Homestead Villa Motel

Ph: +64 3 214 0408
Email: villa@ilt.co.nz
www.homesteadvillamotel.co.nz

Kelvin Hotel

Host: Aaron Mills
Ph: 0800 802 829

Email: bookings@kelvin.ilt.co.nz
www.kelvinhotel.co.nz

Accommodation can also be booked through the Invercargill i-SITE.

The friendly and knowledgeable staff can answer questions, give advice, book your holiday requirements and share a few local secrets to help make your experience one you’ll never forget. A one stop shop for all you need to know on what to see, where to go, and how to get there.

For more information contact:
Invercargill i-SITE Visitor Centre
Southland Museum & Art Gallery
Victoria Avenue, Queens Park
Invercargill
Ph: +64 3 211 0895
Fax: +64 3 218 4415
Email: Invercargill.i-site@venturesouthland.co.nz
Web: www.southlandnz.com

interislander

Interislander Special

Coming from the North Island? Get here cheaper thanks to the good folk at Interislander! Special rates will be announced later in the year.

Trinket Store

Online Store

 

tshirts

T-Shirts & Apparel

A collection of Burt Munro Clothing

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Please note:  Items purchased from the Burt Munro Challenge store are exchangeable no later than 6 weeks after purchase.

About

Born in Edendale in 1899, Burt Munro’s dedication to motorcycles was enormous, and his life’s achievements are legendary. He purchased his first motorcycle at the age of 15 and had his first Indian Scout in 1920 – the bike he would continue to modify (with his own custom made unique parts) for the rest of his life. After setting a number of New Zealand land speed records in the 1940s and 1950s his next goal was to compete at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, United States. His first trip to Bonneville as a competitor was in 1962 (Burt was 63) and there he set a land speed record of 178.97mph. He travelled there a further 8 times to compete and set two more world records. His 1967 record of 183.58mph still stands today, and on this trip he also managed to hit 190.07mph during a qualifying run which is the fastest ever recorded speed on an Indian motorcycle. Burt Munro was an extraordinary character that represents real and positive kiwi attributes such as ingenuity, dogged determination, and a laid back and humorous demeanour..
Following the success of the 2005 movie about Burt Munro’s inspirational life – “The World’s Fastest Indian”, the Southland Motorcycle Club created the Burt Munro Challenge to honour Burt, his ingenuity, determination, and love of speed and motorcycles. The inaugural event was held in 2006, and it has since forged a name for itself as one of New Zealand’s major motorsport events. It has a strong local & national following, and rapidly growing international interest. It attracts top New Zealand riders as well as all the weekend warriors, all provided with a variety of exciting events, fantastic entertainment, and famous southern hospitality.
The Munro family has generously donated a spectacular trophy which is given to the “Competitor of the Year” at each annual Challenge. The Munro family presents the trophy in honour of Burt to the winner each year. They attend each individual event, and look for competitors who exhibit similar traits to Burt. Things they look for: 1.Does the competitor compete in Burt’s speciality events? 2.Does the competitor maintain their own machines? 3.Does the competitor make their own parts? 4.Is the competitor determined to give everything they have to win?

Past winners:

  • 2015 Competitor of the Year – Doug Wood
  • 2014 Competitor of the Year – Francie Winteringham
  • 2013 Competitor of the Year – Alan Kempster
  • 2012 Competitor of the Year – Rhys Wilson
  • 2011 Competitor of the Year – Heath Botica
  • 2010 Competitor of the Year – Kevin Ryan
  • 2008 Competitor of the Year – Kevin Ryan
  • 2007 Competitor of the Year – Peter Jones

Contact Us

Burt Munro Challenge

Address:
PO Box 1339
Invercargill
Southland
9840
New Zealand

E-mail: burtmunro@venturesouthland.co.nz

Telephone: 03 211 1400

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