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The Leadfoot Festival is a unique weekend scheduled for 6th and 7th February 2016,  bringing together a mix of classic cars, vintage motorcycles and motorsport legends. Tickets are offered to the general public with an invitation to Rod and Shelly Millen’s private grounds at Leadfoot Ranch. The 150 acre, ocean-front estate in Hahei on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula features a long driveway that winds through the property designed to be the perfect hill climb. Guests are given one of a kind experiences featuring unparalleled access to the competitors, pits and race vehicles. The Leadfoot Festival is designed for men and women, boys and girls. Visitors dress in period style clothing to step back in time making the Leadfoot Festival an incredible family experience and a true celebration of motorsports and all things automotive.

The selection of machinery on Leadfoot Ranch will include a spectacular array of some the world’s finest competition cars and motorcycles. From classic formula and road race cars to off-road machines and vintage motorcycles, the Leadfoot Festival attracts competitors and race cars reminiscent of many eras in an enthusiastic display of speed, style, sound, smell and colour.

Rod Millen personally hand selects championship racers from around the world to receive the coveted invitation to participate in the Leadfoot Festival. A collection of static celebrated vintage cars and bikes will line areas of the paddocks to complete the weekend.

Visitor Testimonials

  • “What a stunning weekend, we have been buzzing all week and reliving different aspects of the time we spent at the Leadfoot Ranch. What you are doing is just so special and shows off motorsport in such a cool way…and in a way that enables our families to share the fun.”

    Michael & Ineke Sexton
  • “It was great to be a part of the event and to celebrate 50 years of Lamborghini as part of the Leadfoot Festival. The Lamborghini owners that attended had a great time and loved the array of vehicles that were competing over the weekend. We had a lot of interest in the cars over the 3 days and they all enjoyed the lunchtime parade up the hill. I wish you all the best for next year’s event and hope that we may be able to offer support in some form again next year.”

    Greg Brinck
    General Manager, Lamborghini Auckland
  • “Ken and I would like to thank you for your wonderful hospitality over the Leadfoot weekend….The track was amazing and the cars and bikes were spectacular to watch, and having such a varied array of machinery catered for all interests. Would you please pass thanks to Katie one of the catering girls who was exceptionally helpful and Jason the marshal who was helping with the motorcycle pit area”.

    Judy & Ken Campbell
  • “Anne and I would just like to say a special thank you to you Shelly and Rod for putting on such a marvellous weekend of Motor Racing and Hospitality supreme. One of the features of the event was the wide range of racing vehicles from Anne Thompson’s Delage to the Ferrari’s, the Off Roader’s and Motor Cycles plus of course that very quick Toyota Celica”.

    Donald & Anne Suckling