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I am the river, the river is me
E rere kau mai te Āwanui, Mai i te Kāhui maunga ki Tangaroa. Kō au te Āwa, kō te Āwa kō au.
World-renowned, this motorcycle street race has enthralled petrolheads since 1951.
Of international fame and run for the first time in 1951, this event captures the hearts and minds of motorcycle enthusiasts everywhere. Formula 1, BEARS, classics and sidecars, international and national legends, this street circuit is one mile long with eight corners, two railway crossings, an over-bridge and blind S’s beside the old Whanganui cemetery. If you have just a sniff of petrol-head in you, you won’t want to miss this. Held every year on Boxing Day (26th December) – one of the top events in Whanganui.
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