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The 10th annual Burt Munro Challenge will take place in Southland, New Zealand, from 26-29 November!

Registrations to compete or attend the Rally are now OPEN!

  • Congratulations to our friends at E Hayes & Sons! Good luck at the awards night later this month. http://t.co/aIsqikZp0u

    Burt Munro Challenge about 15 hours ago
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    Burt Munro Challenge about 5 days ago
  • 48 years ago today!! Burt's record still stands today. http://t.co/afXaHYKjBX

    Burt Munro Challenge about 7 days ago

Rally

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

Burt Munro Challenge Rally

Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th November 2015
Oreti Park, Dunns Road, Otatara, Invercargill
Entry $75 (early bird pre-registrations)

CLICK TO ATTEND

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 are now OPEN!

NZ Hill Climb Champs

Thu 26 Nov 2015, 10am
Flagstaff Road, Bluff
Tickets: Adults $15, Children $5
CLICK TO COMPETE 

Honda NZ Super-X Champs

Thu 26 Nov 2015, 6pm
Oreti Super-X Track, 242 Ryan Road, RD 3 Winton
Tickets: Adults $15, Children $5
CLICK TO COMPETE 

Indian Motorcycle NZ Beach Racing Champs

Fri 27 Nov 2015, 6pm start
Oreti Beach, Otatara, Invercargill
Tickets: Adults $15, Children $5
CLICK TO COMPETE 

E Hayes & Sons Teretonga Circuit Racing

Sat 28 Nov 2015, 9am
Teretonga Raceway, Invercargill
Tickets: Adults $15, Children $5
CLICK TO COMPETE 

Speedway Spectacular

Sat 28 Nov 2015, 4pm
Oreti Park Speedway, Pitt Road, Invercargill
Tickets: Adults $15, Children $5
CLICK TO COMPETE

Honda Invercargill Street Races

Sun 29 Nov 2015, 11am
Bill Richardson Drive, Invercargill
Tickets: Adults $15, Children $5
CLICK TO COMPETE 

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 26 November, 10am
Bluff Hill, Flagstaff Road, Bluff
Adult $15 / Child (under 16) $5 / Under 5 FREE

Honda NZ Super-X Champs

Thursday 26 November, 6pm
Oreti Super-X Track, 242 Ryan Road, RD 3 Winton
Adult $15 / Child (under 16) $5 / Under 5 FREE

Indian Motorcycle NZ Beach Racing Champs

Friday 27 November, 6pm
Oreti Beach, Invercargill
Adult $15 / Child (under 16) $5 / Under 5 FREE

E Hayes & Sons Teretonga Circuit Racing

Saturday 28 November, 9am
Teretonga Raceway, Invercargill
Adult $15 / Child (under 16) $5 / Under 5 FREE

Oreti Park Speedway Spectacular

Saturday 28 November, 4pm
Oreti Park Speedway, Pitt Road, Invercargill
Adult $15 / Child (under 16) $5 / Under 5 FREE

Honda Invercargill Street Races

Sunday 29 November, 11am
Bill Richardson Drive, Invercargill
Adult $15 / Child (under 16) $5 / Under 5 FREE

CLICK TO ATTEND

 

Come & Stay

Accomodation

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!

Interislander Rates

A discount of 15% off the best available online fare applies for travel 20 November-7 December’15 for online bookings.

  • Each reservation must be made direct with Interislander online at www.interislander.co.nz 
  • Simply insert the Promo code “XBM1”on the “Payment details” page then click on “enter” and this will apply the discount.
  • Check out the Premium Plus onboard lounge for total comfort https://www.interislander.co.nz/Premium-Plus.aspx
  • Space is subject to availability at the time of the booking request.
  • Payment is required at the time of booking.
  • The normal conditions of the above fare types apply e.g. Saver Change is 50% refundable and Web Saver is non-refundable.
  • Bookings made through the call centre are at regular rates. 
  • Please bring your own tie downs to secure the motorcycle onboard.
  • Any travel requirements outside of these sailings and days must be booked at the normal rates.
  • Rates are all one way (double for return) and valid for specified days.

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:

  • 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: +64 3 211 1400
Fax: +64 3 211 1401

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