Beach Hop party will be cruising to Whitianga
Classic cars parked in Whitianga Main Street for Beach Hop party

Beach Hop party will be cruising to Whitianga

Car enthusiasts and rock and roll lovers get set to enjoy the free Repco Beach Hop party on 26 November in Whitianga.


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Beach Hop is celebrating 20 years of being on the Coromandel Peninsula and the Whitianga visit has been included as part of the full Repco Beach Hop event programme. The vibe of the 50's and 60's is planned at the event and between 500-600 cars are expected to cruise into town for the day. 

We are delighted once again to bring the Repco Beach Hop party to Whitianga and to give our entrants a unique experience in Whitianga. It's a stunning location, great community atmosphere and on day two of the Beach Hop programme something we're really looking forward to. 

Noddy Watts, Event Manager Repco Beach Hop

Repco Beach Hop Party Whitianga

Classic cars will be parked on Albert Street and the event will include a show and shine, spot prizes, prize giving, entrant cash prize draw, bands in place around the main street area and other entertainment throughout the day.

Beach Hop classic cars will assemble on Buffalo Beach Reserve on the day and then parade along the Esplanade and park up in the centre of town from approximately 11am-3pm.

Traffic management is in place to get the expected volume of cars across the four one lane bridges into Whitianga, and spaces to park all of the cars in the centre of town. Council and the event organisers are advising that there will be road closures in place from the boat ramp on the Esplanade through to Black Smith Lane. Albert Street will also be closed from the intersection of Lee Street through to the intersection of Hannan Road. Traffic management will be in place from approximately 8am through to 2pm.

We're delighted to have the Repco Beach Party in Whitianga next Thursday. It's exciting to see the cars parked up in and around our town center. The day has a fun festival feel to it and it's wonderful to see our local retailers, cafes and restaurants dress up and get into the spirit of the event. I'd really encourage as many people as possible to go down and check out this great free event. 

Rekha Percival, Chairperson Mercury Bay Community Board

Classic cars parked at Whitianga waterfront

Beach Hop Rock ‘n’ Roll programme 2020

Repco Beach Hop 2020 has a full programme of events held on the Coromandel Peninsula from Wednesday 25- Sunday 29th November. Events include bands, hot rods, classic cars and caravans, motorbikes, nostalgia fair, hop idol, retro pin up show and a nostalgia surf fest.

People continued to register for Beach Hop after it was rescheduled in March due to COVID-19 restrictions. When the date for entries officially closed there was enough interest to have another 500 vehicles attending. For our 20th anniversary we are excited to have more entries compared to last year and a total of 1200 vehicles are planning to attend. 

Noddy Watts, Event Manager Repco Beach Hop

Event organisers are closely following the Ministry of Health guidelines and Event guidelines to ensure safety is a priority. Highlights of the programme include:

  • Wednesday – Go Waihi Warm Up Party
  • Thursday – Repco Whitianga Beach Party
  • Friday – Castrol Edge Thunder Cruise to Onemana
  • Saturday –Grand Parade Whangamata, events and shows
  • Sunday – Nostalgia fair and auto swap meet.

View the full Beach Hop 2020 Programme

This event may be subject to change. For the full weeks programme information about Repco Beach Hop 2020 go to Beach Hop

Photos

Rear bumper of classic red car

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