Manfeild buzzing as over 1000 riders descend on Feilding
Feilding just entered the race for the title of New Zealand’s next spiritual home of motorsport.
The town was roaring as close to 1200 motorbikes descended on Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon for the APS Classic Motorcycle Racing Festival.
It was the first time the festival, previously known as Classic Festival, was held at Manfeild, after Pukekohe Park Raceway, the festival’s home of 43 years, closed to motorsport events last year.
But Pukekohe’s loss was Feilding’s gain, as over 320 classic racing motorbikes revved up in town during two days of racing over the weekend.
Run by the New Zealand Classic Motorcycle Racing Register (NZCMRR), the festival also included a display of motorbikes and show laps by one of the iconic Brittens.
Before the festival kicked off, close to 100 racers brought their bikes to Manchester Square.
NZCMRR president Ken McGeady, of Hamilton, described the festival as a “live museum on wheels” with motorbikes made between 1927 and 1995 on show.
The festival attracted racers from as far as Paihia, Invercargill, and even Australia.