Listed in: Community Events | Education, Heritage & Culture | Festival

Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand

Vero International Festival of Historic Motoring 2026

Sunday 15th-Saturday 21st March 2026

The Vero International Festival of Historic Motoring is an event organised by the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand Incorporated.

Every 4 years we celebrate veteran, vintage, and classic vehicles and the people who love them. This is an international rally that attracts participants from all over the world and New Zealand. Previous events have had over 1000 vehicles taking part.

In 2026 this exciting event takes place in the Nelson Tasman region over the course of the week of 15th to 21st March. The event will consist of vehicle rallies and public events throughout the week. Dates for public events will be confirmed closer to the event.

Register your interest at You will be the first to be notified when full registrations open and the public programme becomes available, plus receive a regular, informative, newsletter leading up to the event.

Family Friendly


March 15–21, 2026


Varies, see programme on website.


Nelson & suburbs, Richmond & surrounds, Nelson Lakes / Murchison, Mapua / Moutere / Motueka, Golden Bay / Abel Tasman, Tapawera / Wakefield, Richmond


Various sites across Nelson Tasman. HQ at Trafalgar Centre

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Most public events free, others gold coin donation.


Additional Info

Official Website

3 Images  

> <