Hello and welcome to the new ” Manukau Autos Top Half Rally Series ” Page.
What we are trying to do here is simply promote this once iconic rally series, inject some enthusiasm and hopefully get the series back on track to being a series that people want to compete in. We realise that there’s a bit of work to do, it’s not going to happen overnight but hopefully we can make a difference and bring this series back to how it was some years ago.
Before going any further I’d like to thank Kingsley and Waverly Jones for keeping it alive over the last few seasons, we wish them all the very best for the 2019 season and hope they enjoy their new rally car, have loads of fun and plenty of success. Secondly to Bryn Smith, the current Top Half Champion and previously the series sponsor, without these guys putting in the effort this series surely would have disappeared.
This brings us very nicely to the 2019 series, and i’d like to introduce everyone to our new sponsor, Daniel Alexander, and his company MANUKAU AUTOS, who are now the very proud sponsors of the 2019 Top Half Rally Series, welcome on board and thank you for supporting the clubmans rally championship.
At this stage we are currently going over all the options, and the various pro’s and con’s to take the series to the next step. We will not be changing too much from last season, more like a little “tweaking ” to try and improve the series. The biggest difficulty is simply lack of clubman type rallies, the resurgence of the “Far North Rally “is a huge plus for the Top Half Series but sadly for the clubman we are forced to run alongside the national rally competitors, which inevitably hikes the cost up, nothing against the national competition but it’s simply the way it is!
So, we’ll get straight down to the business side of the series, and the 2019 Calendar.
Round 1 3rd May Whangarei (day 1)
Round 2 16th August Coromandel
Round 3 21st September Far North Rally
Round 4 19th October Wiatomo
Prize giving T.B.A SACC, Takanini
You’ll note the above prize giving, this will be held in conjunction with the ABC Pipefitters Northern Rallysprint Series, it will be a saturday evening and is great event, plenty of food, plenty of laughs, well attended and our version of the ” Big Bash”!
From here on in we will be posting as much information as we can, we will soon have drivers & co-drivers registration forms up on here, and the rules & regs will be up soon, regular updates will also be posted on the Top Half Facebook page.
Below is the “ Hall of fame”, the past winners of this series, plenty of great drivers here.
COMING SOON, WORK IN PROGRESS……Please call back.