• The 2019 Leadfoot Festival will be held on 2nd and 3rd February.
  • Gates open at 7AM (please do not arrive before this time) and close when racing is complete around 6PM.
  • You are requested but not required to dress for the Leadfoot Festival in theme 1930 to 1970 apparel. Please refer to the “What to Wear” page.
  • There will be food and beverage available all day for purchase at the quality food vendors around the property. You can plan on very tasty options and not your typical motorsport junk food. Absolutely no coolers, food or drinks will be allowed through the gate. Vegetarian and GF options available.
  • There will be T-shirts, hats, umbrellas and other apparel for sale during event at the Leadfoot Shop by the vintage gas station.
  • We recommend you bring a blanket to sit on the grass during racing. There will be a grandstand in one area but lots of grassy areas to enjoy watching the hill climb.
  • Bring identification to purchase beer or wine.
  • Sunscreen is always recommended in the New Zealand sun.
  • Parking will be directed by signs and security.
  • Wear appropriate foot wear for the event.  There is walking involved.
  • Dogs will not be allowed on the property at any time during the weekend.
  • Camping will not be allowed on the property unless you have purchased a site
  • Easy Ups or large umbrellas will not be allowed on the property…rain umbrellas only
  • International Travelers Your cell phonewill most likely work in New Zealand if you have international coverage turned on, however it is recommended to turn the data off.  It is incredibly expensive to download your email.

    Driving in New Zealand:  The following general information is provided for your road safety:

    • Always drive on the left-hand-side of the road and give way to your right.
    • All road distances are measured in kilometers.
    • Vehicles turning left have right of way over those turning right. All traffic turning right gives way to a vehicle coming from the opposite direction and turning left. This applies at cross roads, T-intersections and driveways where both vehicles are facing each other with no signs or signals, or the same signs or signals.
    • When the traffic light is red, you must stop. There is no left turn rule as in North America.
    • The amber traffic light means stop unless you are so close to the intersection you can’t stop safely.
    • The speed limit on the open road is usually 100km/h (approx 60m/h). In urban areas the speed limit is 50km/h. Speed limits are strictly enforced by the police.
    • Drivers and passengers must wear seat belts or child restraints at all times, in both front and rear seats.
    • There are many one-lane bridges.  You will see a sign prior to the bridge with two arrows, one going your direction.  Make note of these signs. The red arrow means you do not have the right of way and you must stop to let oncoming traffic clear the bridge.  If you have a white arrow going your direction then you are free to travel the bridge when clear and oncoming traffic is to yield.
    • You will also come across “roundabouts” (traffic circles).  The easiest way to navigate the roundabouts is to only look right.  When it is clear to the right…go.  You can go around as many times as you needed to figure out which exit out of the roundabout you need.

    Terms:

    • ATM – hole-in-the-wall
    • Battery – accumulator
    • Breakdown lane – lay-by
    • Convertible top – hood
    • Dashboard – fascia or facia
    • Fender – wing
    • Glove compartment – cubby box
    • Car hood – bonnet
    • Muffler – silencer
    • Outlet – power point
    • Overpass – flyover
    • Oil pan – sump
    • Parking lot – car park
    • Rotary – roundabout
    • Sedan – saloon
    • Tire – tyre
    • Traffic jam – tail back
    • Trailer – caravan
    • Truck – lorry