International Jampot Rally, Nelson

NZ 14th- 16th Feb 2020

Jampot Rally Updates

International Jampot Rally Update - December 19

Pre-Rally South Island Tour Itinerary

We will have a booklet printed, but here is the itinerary.

As you probably know, a large group of us (50) are travelling around the South Island before the rally. Although entries are closed, feel free to meet and greet us as when we stop over.

Day 1. 3rd Feb. Leave Tahuna Beach Holiday Park Nelson - Kiwi Park Murchison
Day 2. 4th Feb Leave Murchison  - Franz Josef top 10 Holiday Park
Day 3. 5th Feb Leave Franz Josef - Arrowtown
Day 4. 6th Feb Leave Arrowtown - Invercargill
Day 5. 7th Feb-9th Feb Stay Invercargill (Burt Munro Festival of Speed week)
Day 8. 10th Feb Leave Invercargill - Alexandra
Day 9. 11th Feb Leave Alexandra - Geraldine  Top 10 Holiday Park
Day 10. 12th Feb Leave Geraldine - Hanmer Springs Top 10 Holiday Park
Day 11. 13th Feb Leave Hanmer Springs -  Te Mahia
Day 12. 14th Feb Leave Te Mahia - Nelson Tahuna Beach Holiday Park (Rally)

Do drop in. If your’d like to drop in for a chat (or even ride with us) then give Murray McLean a call the night before on 027 546 7637 to arrange a suitable time.

Register for the Rally

Basically we are waiting for you guys to register. Don't leave it to the last minute. Although the closing day is 31 December, that is over the Christmas/New Year period, when people are on holiday. Complete and send in you Entry Form NOW. Don’t put it off until the dreaded Christmas rush is well underway!

International Jampot Rally Update - August 19

Plans are well under way for this premier event being organised from 14th-16th Feb 2020 to be held at Nelson's Tahuna Beach Holiday Park.

Pre-Rally Tour. The Event starts with a pre-rally tour of New Zealand's South Island, leaving Tahuna Beach Holiday Park on Monday 3rd feb. Some 30 odd Kiwi Jampot club members and 17 International AJS/Matchless club enthusiasts will ride to Murchison, Franz Josef, Arrowtown, and stay in Invercargill for 4 days to enjoy the Burt Munro Challenge. From here the group will travel North to Alexandra, Geraldine, Hanme, Te Mahia, picking up fellow NZ Club Members enroute. A total of 51 will leave for the Rally HQ from Te Mahia to Nelson on Friday 14th.

There are gravel road options thru Danseys Pass and the Molesworth. The Tour will be backed up by a Truck and Trailer carrying spare Bikes, Tools and spare parts and a Mechanic. A well known local film maker and camera man will accompany the tour and a Documentary film will be produced covering the pre-rally tour and the International Rally. This will be available on CD a couple of months after rally finishes.

Mind you, I have to say that the Pre-Rally tour is fully subscribed.

An Overview of the Rally
At the Rally HQ , entrants will be welcomed by local club members and a Friday evening dinner and refreshments. The club has pre-booked all available beds at the camp and the Function Centre for meals and The Bar.

Saturday 15th the ride will be thru Motueka and over the Takaka Hill to the Anatoki Salmon Farm for Lunch. The club's AGM will be held after lunch, during which time, our International guests will be taken to a local Museum featuring a collection of Motorcycles, Firearms and Memorabilia from Golden Bay. Returning to Nelson and the Rally HQ for Evening Dinner, Guest Speaker and Prize Giving.

The rally will conclude on Sunday, but with several North Islanders returning home there may be opportunity's for International guests to team up and enjoy some North Island Scenery and hospitality.

"Tahunanui is Nelson’s beach suburb and we reckon it’s New Zealand’s best beach."

Rally Entry Form
The entry form covers all the options for meals during the International Rally and 2020 Regalia items, including Badges, Patches, T/Shirts and Polo shirts, and details of how to enter.

All entrants must be members of the NZ AJS & Matchless Owners Register or an affilliated International Club.

Please make your own arrangements using the, mates rates booking code found below. As noted above, the club has pre-booked all available beds at the Tahuna Beach Camp, the Function Centre for meals and The Bar.

There is a Café at Rally HQ and a camp kitchen for self catering. Tent sites are also available as are several Motels within walking distance from the Rally HQ.

There is a Group Booking Number (247086) for beds at Tahuna Beach Camp (Rally HQ)  Ph 0800 500 501 or by logging on to their website

If further info required, contact Rally Organiser - Murray McLean: or ph +64 3 525 7024

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.

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

PS If you are riding 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 50 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