Rally 2018 Tauranga NZ

Sponsored by Auckland Motorhomes Ltd

Weekend of 26th, 27th and 28th October 2018



Planning for the 2018 ATOC Rally in Tauranga is well underway. The venue is to be the Tauranga Racecourse on Cameron Road in Greerton Tauranga.


Check in from early Friday afternoon in time for the 4pm Happy Hour.


The program is still being finalised but you can expect sessions on Friday after dinner, Saturday and Sunday. All sessions plus dinner on the Saturday night are to be on the race course premises.


A number of new sponsors have come on board with valuable and worthwhile contributions which will benefit all owners of A/Ts


So far we have confirmed information sharing sessions on:


  • Autotrail 2019 models – developments and innovations
  • Fire extinguishers in the motorhome. Types and use plus care and maintenance
  • Demystifying the solar and house battery questions
  • Ebikes – how much, which one, what are the issues

And there are plenty of other ideas in the mix.


We are expecting this year to be another popular ATOC Rally. For reasons of logistics and management we can handle no more than 150 vans, so it will be strictly on a first come first served basis.


Registrations are not yet open, but watch this space for more detail including prices, payment upfront online when registering, and other exciting happenings.


Help us make the 2018 Rally another ATOC event to remember and mark out the weekend on your calendar now. You will not want to miss this.


John and Rose Smith

Convenors of the diligent and hardworking Tauranga ATOC rally team!


We may be contacted on john@jsal.co.nz or on 021-854-969




Latest from ATOC NZ

by John Smith
Lots of exciting things have been happening with regard to the Rally 2018 in Tauranga. Check it all out on the Events section of our website.
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December Update

by John and Rose Smith
December Xmas message
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The Easy Fix for Water Ingress to the Engine Bay

by Chris Gaelic
Tarp for covering the windscreen For less than $30 you can save many thousands of dollars in engine repair work...
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More Information from the Northland Rally

Sandy Dougherty took notes during some of the technical sessions and the Club meeting. They supplement the previous two newsletters.
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Northland Rally Report

The 2017 Auto-trail Owners Club annual rally, held at the end of October in Waipu, Northland was a huge success, catering for over 90 motorhomes and 180 members. Congratulations to the Northland team for their superb organisation.It ran like 'clockwork', was a lot of fun, had interesting and informative speakers and bus tour, and a wonderful opportunity for members to socialise and swap ideas.
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Help forTomTom winners

Those that won a TomTom at our recent rally may like to contact Fiat NZ for help.
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Email correction in last newsletter

Email correction, request to update an email change yourself
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October Newsletter

Membership keeps increasing, update personal details, Waipu rally update, Utube video on driving 2015 and later Fiat models, Mobil fuel price changes and an invitation to ATOC UK's 25th anniversary rally.
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Rally Update and Other News

Registrations for our Northland Rally at the end of October have exceeded expectations and near max for the dinner and bus trip.
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A Northland Safari

by Chris Gaelic
If you're coming up to the Waipu Rally, don't miss out on a golden opportunity to explore Northland.
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Northland rally and other news

Our 2017 rally in Northland at the end of October will be well worth attending.Club membership is growing by the day. Where will our 2018 rally be held?
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October Rally, Membership, Website

A great venue and programme for our next rally is being finalised, membership has grown to 300, Auto-trail models owned, website forum improved.
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Update on October Rally

There's been a change of venue, but no change of date for our forthcoming rally in Northland. The last weekend in October remains the rally date.
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General Newsletter for members including updates on membership and website

Membership now approaching 280 with another 65 with Forum access only. Our website has had a few improvements; please check your information and update where appropriate. Bumper stickers still available. Should Tribute owners be allowed full membership?
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Northland Rally end of October 2017

The next Autotrail Owners Club rally will be held in Whangarei 27 to 30 October 2017
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Taranaki Rally photos

Rally photos can now be seen in Photo Gallery on the Autotrailusers website
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Taranaki Rally photos

by David Buxton
Rally photos can now be seen in Photo Gallery on the Autotrailusers website
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Taranaki Rally Photos now in Photo Gallery

Photos taken at the Taranaki Rally, October 2106, are now in Photo Gallery
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Technical Session and Club meeting report - Taranaki Rally, 30 October 2016

by Sandy Dougherty & David Buxton
The Technical discussions at our rallies are always popular and provide members with lot of ideas, fixes and improvements. The Tech report is followed by a Club meeting report, the main topic being next year's venue.
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Taranaki Rally Report, 28 - 30 October 2016

by David Buxton
Another great rally for Autotrail owners held in Taranaki to coincide with the Taranaki Garden Festival, for those who wanted to stay on after the weekend. 48 vans parked up at the Swiss Clubrooms in Kaponga (a wonderful venue). It was a most successful, entertaining and informative rally.
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Facebook group now up and running

A closed Facebook group for NZ Autotrail Owners Club members has now been established by Russell Lowther and will be closely monitored and administered by Russell and Sandy Dougherty
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Rally update

Our next rally, to be held in Taranaki is less than 6 weeks away - 28 to 30 October. Rally fee is $10 per person plus Saturday night's dinner cost is $300 per person. Over 70 members have already said they are attending.
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Next rally update

by David Buxton
The rally dinner on Saturday night (29 October) is limited to 70 people so early registration will ensure you dont miss out.
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General Newsletter to Members

by David Buxton
Several topics covered including our next rally, membership directory, using the Club's website and bumper stickers.
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Next Rally in Taranaki October 28-30th, 2016

by David Buxton
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Levin Rally photos now available

by David Buxton
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Levin Rally, Labour Weekend 23-25 October 2015

by David Buxton
A great weekend, (26 vans) so well organised by Derek and Dot Canvin, with lots of interesting and entertaining activities. They negotiated an excellent venue including toilets and hot showers. The rally dinner was superb and everyone attending seemed to have a good time. Following are reports on the rally, technical discussions and Club meeting.
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AutoTrail Rally Report, Hamilton, 5-7 June 2015

by Lyn Buxton (Newsletter editor)
40 vans made an impressive line up in the car park of the Hamilton Classic Car Museum. It was an excellent weekend with friendships being renewed and more beginning.
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Website Improvements

by Chris Gaelic
Following on from our discussions at our Hamilton Rally, I've made a number of improvements to our website.
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November 2014 Rally Report

by Lyn Buxton
What a great gathering we had at Ohakune; so many new friends made and ideas shared – the weather rather chilly but company and venue very warm. Here is David’s report:
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2013 Rally Report

by Linda McKenzie
Hopefully everyone made it home safely after our first get together last weekend. I know a few members "were seen" or crossed paths on their travels over the following few days which is great. Nice to recognise each other now!
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