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Burt Munro Challenge Bluff Hillclimb

Published: Mon 17 Oct 2016 10:40 AM
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17 OCTOBER 2016
EXCITING DEVELOPMENT FOR OPENING EVENT OF BURT MUNRO CHALLENGE
Planning is well advanced for the opening event of this year's Burt Munro Challenge, the Bluff Hillclimb in Bluff, Southland.
Due to be held on Thursday 24 November the Hillclimb has received a boost with the news of a new major sponsor for 2016 - Classic Motorcycle Mecca. The timing of the event fits nicely with the opening of Classic Motorcycle Mecca which will open it's doors in the Invercargill CBD onWednesday 23 November. The facility will include almost 300 motorcycles sourced from NZ Classic Motorcycles in Nelson and features rare and special motorcycle marques housed over two floors. The facility will alsofeature a rare motorcycle focused art collection, a gift shop and a cafe - Meccaspresso.
Andy Underhay, President of the Southland Motorcycle Club, says he is thrilled to welcome Classic Motorcycle Mecca on board. "Classic Motorcycle Mecca’s support of the Bluff Hill Climb is great news. We value all the local businesses that get in behind this event. We are always keen to give back where possible and will do our utmost to encourage our visitors to check out this great new facility while in the south”.
Hannah Whyte, Transport World Tourism Operations Manager says, “we are really excited to be sponsoring the Bluff Hillclimb this year and to be a part of the Burt Munro Challenge. It’s a great event and a really exciting year to be involved. Classic Motorcycle Mecca is coming together really well and we can’t wait to open and for everyone to see it”.
The hillclimb commences at 10am on Thursday 24 November and consists of several classes which also include the New Zealand Hillclimb Championship titles.

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