Monday, 25 June 2018

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Gold Rush Rally again coming to the Coromandel

Rev up for 18 August when the Coromandel will again play host to a round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship.

 

HQ for the Gold Rush Rally of Coromandel will be the Mercury Bay Multisport Park in Whitianga. The competition will take place over 135km of forestry and public roads across the northern half of the Thames Coromandel District.

The proposed route takes in the Tapu-Coroglen Road, the 309 Road and Port Charles Road and will involve some road closures. Thames Coromandel District Council is working with Rally New Zealand to provide information to residents along the proposed route.

Community groups will have a chance to raise funds by providing food for drivers and crews or by acting as marshalls for the event.

"We're really excited to be hosting the rally again, and all the drivers and crews who come for the weekend to take part," says TCDC mayor, Sandra Goudie. "Last year we had about 60 drivers and their crews, plus all the visitors who come to watch. It's a great opportunity for community groups to raise funds and it's great to see how people get behind this event."

This year's line-up of drivers hasn't been announced yet.

As in previous years, spectators are welcome to view the cars and crews up close at the rally HQ at the Mercury Bay Multisport Park.

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