Big bike action and family fun at Hampton Downs

The event at Hampton Downs is set to be a hit for the whole family. Photo / Supplied
The event at Hampton Downs is set to be a hit for the whole family. Photo / Supplied

The Auckland Motorcycle Club is planning to make the Hampton Downs event a special one this weekend for fans and non-fans alike.

"We plan on making this a full-on family event, catering for the children and the wives and partners of the petrol heads too," said club spokesman Graham Bastow.

Family entry is $45 for two adults and two children (additional children $5) while adults are $25 and kids under 15 free, if accompanied by a fee-paying adult.

"For the youngsters, there will be a range of activities supplied by the Cambridge company Event Fun," said Bastow.

There will be the biggest slides in the Southern Hemisphere plus a face painting artist.

"The emphasis is on fun."

For adults, there will be craft stalls plus motorcycle industry stands while a display of American muscle cars will keep four-wheel fans happy.

"As well as the on-track thrills and spills we will have the North Island's Nic Kroeze to entertain in the lunch break showing us what is possible on a motorcycle on one wheel and the speed at which a perfectly usable tyre can be destroyed," said Bastow. "The American muscle cars will also get to show spectators what they sound like with a couple of laps."

He also has a tip for fans attending the event: bring a radio and tune it to 102.5FM to hear the commentary as Hampton Downs is still working on extending the public address system.

- NZ Herald

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