An annual Hot Rod, classic & muscle car event held in Martinborough

Cruise Martinborough is a Hot Rod, classic & muscle car event showcasing vehicles from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and prior.

Cars permitted in the event are made BEFORE 1979. Special or unique vehicles welcome outside that criteria.

Day 1 - Thursday


CM Daily Check in @ Cruise Domain (Rugby Grounds)


Gladstone Inn Cruise Departure


Band, Food and River Views @ Gladstone Inn


White swan – drinks & live entertainment on the deck 

Day 2 - Friday


CM Daily Check in @ Cruise Domain


Farriers Cruise Departure


Farriers CarPark Party. Band, Lunch & Car Show


Depart Farriers – MMP


Drags @ Masterton Motorplex (MMP) Dont come any earlier!


Friday Night Live – @ Pukemanu

Day 3 - Saturday


CM Daily Check In @ Cruise Domain


South Wairarapa Tow & Salvage Cruise to town square – departs 


Show & Shine @ Martinborough town square



Miss CM 2023. Ladies & Gents please register at CM Black Trailer.


Miss CM 2023 winners announced & photo shoot – report to cm trailer 


road opens – please clear any cars to regular traffic. 


Live Entertainment @ Pukemanu

Day 4 - Sunday


Breakfast BBQ & Prize giving @ Pukemanu (TBC)

Well run, professional, great people and wonderful location!

Graham Timms / Recommends

Great day seeing all the very cool cars. The location couldn’t be better with all the superb local cafes and shops.

Robin Halse / Recommends

So well organised! Met great people, had a wonderful time. Loved it and will be back

Heather Ritchie / Recommends

Congrats on an awesome event, we’ll be back

Todd Wylie / Recommends

Fab time seeing all the cars, people and activities. Well done Damien and team.

Diane Reynolds / Recommends

An amazing event ,it just gets better each year. Well done Damian

Ross Heathcote / Recommends

As much as we love cars they’re not that much fun to sleep in so here is a list of all the flash places you can call home while you’re here.


What is Cruise Martinborough?

Cruise Martinborough is a classic and muscle car event open to cars and caravans from back in the day. Spread over several days in the sunny Wairarapa, just 90 minutes north of Wellington.

Can I enter my caravan/RV or motorbike?

There are prize categories for both cars (pre 79 or newer by prior approval) and retro caravans. Cruise Domain (rugby grounds) will be set up as Caravan HQ for self contained campers.

Motorcycles are welcome to park up on the Saturday of our event in and around The Martinborough Square. Specifically the car park of The Pukemanu Tavern.

Is accommodation available?

Yes there are rental homes in Martinborough as well as hotels, local camping ground and vineyards. If you are entering a caravan/ RV that is self contained then the ‘Cruise Domain’ will have a designated space for a small fee per night. Please book early as spaces are limited.

What other entertainment will there be other than cars?

Martinborough is renowned for its vineyards and great wines with tours avalible. Other entertainment will include live music, local foods and beaches nearby.

What is the cost to come to Cruise Martinborough?

You must register your vehicle to be part of the event. $139 per vehicle. Late entries more. Great prizes are up for grabs for those that enter vehicles!

Do you give Refunds if I cant attend?

We do not offer refunds. Once entered you can receive a credit for any future event if you cant attend the year you have registered for.  Same goes for Covid, if restrictions force us to cancel or postpone your entry is held in credit for a future date you choose. 

Are REG and WOF required to take part?

As you are driving on public roads its advisable your vehicle is legal. We do however have a few that arrive not quite finished each year.

Can I do skids or burnouts at Cruise Martinborough?

Definitely not (used to be the answer) Of course this still applies to the public roads. We do however include an afternoon at the newest drag strip in town which should cater to this itch.

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