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South island epic track day tour

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Play day on track are organizing a south island “tour” of all 4 race tracks including the new highlands motorsport park in Cromwell in late March. Now it’s already totally sold out.

So I was wondering if anyone on here got in??

Here is a quick itinerary I sorted out this morning, should be a decent road trip for a 22yo Peugeot :roll:/>

It’s going to be roughly 3880km's and that’s only touring and not the actual track days (4 of). Should be and epic trip!

Based on getting about 440km's on a $110 tank of 98 gas plus an extra 4 tanks for track days I’m estimating $1400 ish on fuel

I just signed up for 1 year AA plus cover which gets me a tow from anywhere in the country with loan cars and accommodation etc, plus at least 4c a liter of fuel which should hopefully add up to a decent saving.

Here is the rough route map

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Auckland,+New+Zealand&daddr=-39.0581874,175.3770127+to:Picton,+Marlborough,+New+Zealand+to:Nelson,+New+Zealand+to:Westport,+West+Coast,+New+Zealand+to:Hokitika,+West+Coast,+New+Zealand+to:Queenstown,+Otago,+New+Zealand+to:Invercargill,+Southland,+New+Zealand+to:Queenstown,+Otago,+New+Zealand+to:Cromwell,+Otago,+New+Zealand+to:Queenstown,+Otago,+New+Zealand+to:-44.1896265,170.2963756+to:Timaru,+Canterbury,+New+Zealand+to:Christchurch,+Canterbury,+New+Zealand+to:Heritage+Hanmer+Springs,+Heritage+Hanmer+Springs,+1+Conical+Hill+Rd,+Hanmer+Springs+7334,+New+Zealand+to:Picton,+Marlborough,+New+Zealand+to:Auckland,+New+Zealand&hl=en&ll=-41.47566,177.055664&spn=14.379912,33.815918&sll=-44.170385,171.1203&sspn=1.721814,4.22699&geocode=FbS8zf0dRK1qCin75pxa-0cNbTEXmaJDYe8ABQ%3BFfUErP0ddAp0CimpfhTfmBBrbTFdy5b2Bay-Jg%3BFZ_0if0dbAtfCikFONSk6iY5bTFgoXmEhu8ABQ%3BFZhCiv0dfRpUCil9LreRxOw7bTGApJbniO8ACg%3BFWbggv0dgn86Cin1KwlDyGwlbTHQw3mEhu8ABQ%3BFUcvdP0dD74wCilzv0UQFzsvbTGAd3mEhu8ABQ%3BFQbhUP0ddJYNCilf3qjX8R3VqTEApnmEhu8ABQ%3BFX3KO_0d7d8ICinXaRSslMTSqTEgpJbniO8ACg%3BFQbhUP0ddJYNCilf3qjX8R3VqTEApnmEhu8ABQ%3BFfDTUP0dGtAVCik7XtJUFCvVqTFQaHmEhu8ABQ%3BFQbhUP0ddJYNCilf3qjX8R3VqTEApnmEhu8ABQ%3BFUa4Xf0dN4QmCinVdcoKaxorbTHQ1j9Mhu8AEw%3BFVSOWv0dvSQ1Cinvx2FjiWMsbTE5mXmEhu8ABQ%3BFerAZ_0dQThKCikB7cVjSC8ybTFFmXmEhu8ABQ%3BFaUvd_0dJi5NCikhxiM4eGMwbTERaKpaO5lmTw%3BFZ_0if0dbAtfCikFONSk6iY5bTFgoXmEhu8ABQ%3BFbS8zf0dRK1qCin75pxa-0cNbTEXmaJDYe8ABQ&oq=auckland&t=h&mra=dpe&mrsp=11&sz=9&via=1,11&z=6

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I did that drive but clockwise a few years back minus the track days. Amazing drive. Hope you get a great day when you drive from Haast to Wanaka as the scenery is amazing.

I used about $700 worth of Fuel. But that was cruising in a XK8 4ltr V8 Jag. So no putting the foot down really.

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Just be aware that aa plus only covers the first $800 of any tow etc. So not quite a rescue from anywhere to anywhere, but damn near the best you'll get. They only mentioned this to me last time I renewed, I'd always thought it was unlimited.

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First group what about you?

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Sweet man what do you drive? and are you going to convoy from hampton downs?

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I'm heading down with a group of Porsches, I've got one of those things with the engine in the wrong place. :)

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The silver Gen 1 GT3 with the big carbon spoiler?

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The silver Gen 1 GT3 with the big carbon spoiler?

If it's the Parnell car, SCREW driving that for any length of time. The exhaust is obnoxious.

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The silver Gen 1 GT3 with the big carbon spoiler?

996.2, but just realized who you are so... I think you know the car. :)

If it's the Parnell car, SCREW driving that for any length of time. The exhaust is obnoxious.

Not me. If it has a pplate starting with EQ I've seen the car around and it's not a GT3, just a Carrera with aerokit/GT3 wheels.

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Not me. If it has a pplate starting with EQ I've seen the car around and it's not a GT3, just a Carrera with aerokit/GT3 wheels.

With the black stickers on it? Hope your kidding that it's not a GT3...

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Might be a different car, I don't recall stickers but I haven't seen it around Newmarket for a few months or so... actually CarJam tells me the one I'm thinking of is black, so definitely different.

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I think Mat is spot on the money we have a customer who just put a 997 gt3 kit onto his 996 black carrera, he then wraped it white which could explain the carjam confusion :wacko:

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So are you guys on Rennlist too? Too many people with different names across different forums (like me :) ).

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im not on rennlist i just work at Conties Porsche, and own/drive 80's Peugeots and BMW's :wacko: ...... im wierd

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Found out there was a spare space as someone has broken a leg and can't make it. Doing southern tracks with Tour 1 and Canterbury tracks with Tour 2 so will see you down there !!!

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mean! im in tour 1. Look out for the little white Peugeot with yellow headlights :)

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Cool. Look for a silver Turbo with a middle aged fart in it :) Am travelling straight to Inv so hopefully be at the Kelvin Hotel by 4:30pm .... Feel free to hop in the passenger seat for a set of laps in between going out etc.

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Cool will do

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Awesome ! - love the repair photos.

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Looks like a pretty awesome trip, filled with the joy of old French cars ;)

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