About us

Landspeed New Zealand Association

Landspeed New Zealand was formed to foster and promote landspeed racing in New Zealand. Kiwis have always had the urge to push their machines to the limit, to see just how fast they will really go, and until now there has been no local organisation that supports us in this effort.

The association was formed in 2016, when it officially became an incorporated society – a copy of our certificate of incorporation is available here. The first AGM was held in Hamilton on the 9th of April 2017. In 2022 we became tax exempt as we are a nonprofit association.

The current 2023 elected officers of the association are:

  • President – John Seccombe
  • Vice President – Malcom Clunie
  • Treasure – Jodi Litherland
  • Secretary – Yun Liu
  • Promotion and Timing Mike Wilkins
  • Committee Member Motorcycle Tech Inspector – Ed Dekker
  • Committee Member Car Tech Inspector – Glen Collins
  • Committee Member Clark of the Course and Safety/Rescue – Malcom Clunie
  • Committee Member Timer – Sharon Goh
  • Committee Member – Motorcycle Tech Inspector- Laurie Vercoe
  • Committee Member – Stuart Goldsworthy
  • Committee Member – Paul Jacobs Car tech Inspector

All positions within the Landspeed New Zealand are honorary and voluntary. Many of the office bearers and committee compete as well as officiate at our annual Speed Trials, not to mention the untold hours spent organizing and answering queries during the year all whilst trying to make a living and keep the family happy.

All members of the Landspeed New Zealand are truly indebted to these people for without them, there would be no LSNZ and no racing. Keep an eye on this website and our Facebook page for news on upcoming events. 

NOTE. Events in Feb 2023 were cancelled due to the terrible cyclone . Fulton Hogan has resealed the road in March and did a great job. If we have to cancel a event due to rain, we will give 3 days notice because of participants coming up from South Island, we can refund $350 or credit to next event less the $100 membership fee. Participant entry will be up to 40 entrants, of cars and motorbikes. If a participant has to cancel within two months of event date, it is at our discretion that we refund the $350 portion, we prefer to give you a credit for the next two years. We were able to do a few refunds last year as we had a huge demand by participants and I had 8 on the wait list as early as September.  The best excuse I had from a guy booked and paid on the Friday morning, Saturday morning he rung desperate could he cancel and get refund as his wife went ballistic when he told her and she said no its not happening ! So ensure your wife knows first and get her to check no Weddings on that weekend, or your anniversary holiday on that date!

But note the cost per event is $450 including the $100 membership. If you want to enter the next two events December 3rd 2023 and March 10th 2024 it will cost $900 total as each event is in a separate year.

If any event is cancelled you lose the $100 membership, the entry fee of $350 is credited to you for next event. If less than one month before an event and the participant wants to cancel, it is totally up to our discretion to refund the $350, if we have a waiting list or we can find a replacement then we will possible refund the $350


How to join the association: Click here to sign up online. To participate in an event you need to join and also pay the participation fees.

Kiwi bank: Account: Landspeed New Zealand Association Incorporated  Number of account: 38-9018-0289632-00