Car enthusiasts and rock and roll lovers get ready to welcome the Repco Power Cruise to Thames 25th March.
Beach Hop is celebrating 21 years of being on the Coromandel Peninsula and the Thames 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 hundreds of cars are expected to cruise into Thames township for the day.
Repco Beach Hop visiting Thames in 2021
Classic cars will line the historical main street of Thames as the cars cruise from Whangamata. More cars can be seen on the day from an area in Queen Street for those registered in the Beach Hop, but not taking part in the 'Cruise'.
Thames promises to put on a great day with not only cars, but five areas of live entertainment among the restaurants, cafes, bars and shops along the street. Gastronomics Restaurant Cafe & Bar are giving away an amazing $1000 in a prize draw for official Repco Power Cruise entrants. This will take place at the 2pm prize giving along with the presentation of other trophies and prizes!
Having the Beach Hop cars in Thames opens this event to a whole new audience in Paeroa, Ngatea, Hamilton and even Auckland, and COVID permitting, will bring thousands of people to town for the day, looking at the vehicles, browsing the shops and eating at our cafes.
Strat Peters - Thames Community Board Chair
Beach Hop 2021 sold out again!
The 2021 Beach Hop has sold out of car registrations again. However everyone is more than welcome to come along and enjoy the FREE event in Whangamata and around the Coromandel Peninsula during the event in March. Those that have missed out on registering their car this year are reminded to watch the Beach Hop site at 7am on 1 October 2021 when registrations will open for 2022.
Beach Hop Rock ‘n’ Roll programme 2021
Repco Beach Hop 2021 has a full programme of events held on the Coromandel Peninsula from Wednesday 24 through to Sunday 28th March. Events include bands, hot rods, classic cars and caravans, motorbikes, nostalgia fair, comedy show, hop idol, fashion show, bands and music and nostalgia surf fest.
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 – Power Cruise to Thames
- Friday – Castrol Edge Thunder Cruise to Onemana
- Saturday –Grand Parade Whangamata, events and shows
- Sunday – Nostalgia fair and prize giving.
View the full Beach Hop 2021 Programme
This event may be subject to change. For the full weeks programme information about Repco Beach Hop 2021 go to Beach Hop.