International Jampot Rally, Nelson

NZ 14th- 16th Feb 2020

International Jampot Rally Update - April 19

After 3 years of planning the NZ AJS & Matchless Owners Register announce the 2nd International Jampot Rally to be held in New Zealand. The First was at Lincoln in 2000 and the upcoming International will be held in Nelson 14th- 16th Feb 2020 and will be based at Tahuna Beach Holiday Park.

A 2 week pre-rally tour of South Island is fully subscribed at 50 entrants . This tour takes riders and Back-up crew from Nelson down the West Coast and arrive in time in Invercargill (see also Classic Motorcycle Mecca) for the Annual Burt Munro Festival of Speed over 4 Days. From there the riders head North thru Otago, Canterbury, Marlborough and end back In Nelson (see also WOW) in time for the International Rally. There are Gravel Road Options for adventurous riders during the tour.

The Main event of the International Rally will be a day ride over the Iconic Takaka Hill and followed by the Main Evening Dinner, Guest speaker and Prize Giving. The Rally concludes on Sunday for some but as we also have several overseas entrants bringing their beloved AJS and Matchless Motorcycles from Europe we envisage many new friendships being made and old acquaintances being renewed with entrants also touring North Island destinations.

Entry forms for this International Rally will be available on this website shortly, and to enter, a club requirement is you must be a club member or a member of an affiliated AJS & Matchless owners Club.

The Rally Organiser is Murray McLean and if you wish to know any more about this event, contact Murray at

PS If you are ridding your AJS or Matchless in the South Island, this article will be of interest: Seeing the South Island sights by motorbike.

14th February and finishes on Sunday 16th Febuary

To Date we have 40 entrants including (11 from UK and 4 from Australia) for the pre-rally tour of South Island and accommodation has been booked. This number is probably the Maximum that we can cope with logistically.

We have a backup Vehicle with driver (Thanks George) and a trailer that can carry up to 8 bikes.

There is also a group from Holland who intend bringing a container of bikes with them just for our rally in Nelson (plus a few weeks Turing NZ). There are also several requests for loan bikes for the rally so if you intend to trailer a bike and have a spare you are willing to loan for the Nelson Part of the Rally let me know and bring it along.

We will be doing the International rally Budget and entry forms mid-August this year.

The Rally Headquarters is at the Tahuna Beach Holiday Park (, Nelson starting Friday afternoon 14th Feb and finishes on Sunday 16th Feb.

We have a group Booking number 247086 if you want to Book a cabin/room for these two nights at the HQ. Bookings can be done on line or by Phoning 0800 500 501. Make sure you quote the Booking number

The Ride on Saturday is to Golden Bay and the main Saturday night Function/AGM, Guest speaker and Prize Giving will be held on site at the Function Centre.

Rally Organiser
Murray McLean