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The Racing Velocettes – about the NZ stable of Classic British racers and many breeds of sporting bikes.

WELCOME TO THE VRNZ website and blog, we are glad you have found us online and appreciate the time you take to view the info and photos we share. World famous in New Zealand Classic Bike racing circles, we take great pride in the fact that we compete and earn prestigious class wins at the Burt Munro Challenge and in the NZCMRR Classic Bike racing events like Hampton Downs.

A historic win, Velocette crossed the line 1-2-3 at the 2015 Burt

At the 10th Anniversary Burt Munro Challenge, November 2015, a historic 1-2-3 clean sweep of the Pre ‘63 (with girder forks) Class with our stable of Racing Velocettes. From Pukekohe to the Burt Munro, we’ve raced in all New Zealand’s premier NZCMRR events from Auckland to Bluff from 1984–2015, and in 2014 took Les Diener’s Lightweight 250 Special Eldee-2 to the Isle of Man for Bill Swallow to whistle round the mountain course in the Junior Race. Our race victories and class wins at home affirm our team of enthusiasts’ approach of preparing the bikes to a standard, and enjoying the ride and cameraderie of Classic Racing. The competitiveness of the bikes is a credit to our highly skilled team, the value we place and passion we share for keeping these beautiful, spirited classic bikes racing, not gathering dust. Find out more  >>


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2015–16 Classic racing events: Living history out loud!

WITHOUT A DOUBT the NZCMRR is one of the greatest sporting motorcycle clubs and their calendar of sweet running events and others like the illustrious Burt Munro brings these stirring, purposeful racing machines to the starters’ grid and welcomes the public along to enjoy the spectacle and excitement at least half a dozen times a year. Please consider supporting the New Zealand Classic Motorcycle Register by coming along to these magnificent Classic racing events in 2016.

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The Velo fellows. The riders, sponsors, builders and generous supporters-in-kind.

EVERY MOTORCYCLIST has that particular brand of motorcycle that he will defend to the last nut and bolt against all comers. This department is devoted to bios about the Velo fellows, the riders, the engine men, the pit crew and supporters. Their achievements, stories of interest about racing and race culture Find out more  >>


2014 I.O.M. Classic T.T. Journal

Travel itinerary map, Christchurch to Isle Of Man. TNick Thomson’s report, November 2014. Find out more  >>


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Megaphones on the Isle: Chris Swallow’s racing report from the Isle of Man 2014

New Zealand Bike Rider Magazine’s classic scribe, Chris Swallow, shares the trials, tribulations and unscheduled beer breaks that are all part of the ultimate classic race. Read more >>

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Velocette Racing Burt Munro 2015 movie

VRNZ is proud to share this exciting new Velocette racing short film! Congratulations to Theo and Jasper who have done a great job of capturing the spirit and richness of the fantastic 10th anniversary Burt event,  For race fans the last 2 and a half minutes of footage shot on the thrilling new Invercargill Street circuit will be a standout.


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The Racing Velocettes

DOUBTLESS THE VELOCETTE Racing NZ stable is one of the greatest collections of Classic Velocette British racers. From New Zealand’s most successful racing motorcycle, the Big Velo, the rare, second works 500 developed at Velocette’s Hall Green factory in the 30’s, through illustrious production racer KTT’s, and Eldee 2 —the VRNZ stable keeps 30 years of classic Velos racing. While the innovation legend continues with the likes of the Eldee-2 Isle of Man Classic TT development project and many other development projects of smaller scope for Velos and other racers. Our enthusiasm for Classic racing is spirited and inclusive, it runs to all the formidable marques competing in the NZCMRR. VRNZ has and will continue to reciprocate collegial support with enthusiasts of Classic sporting motorcycles.


Merchandise

IF YOU HAVE enjoyed the content of our site please consider supporting VRNZ by checking out our Merchandise page where you will find New Zealand made t-shirts, and premium photography posters.

Isle of Man Classic T.T. Junior Race. Bill Swallow rounds The Bungalow aboard Eldee 2 during practice. A2 Landscape Poster. Photo Credit: Russell Lee/Sport-pics

Commemorative set of 4 Eldee 2 I.O.M Man Classic T.T. posters produced as a premium for our sponsors.