About the Citroën Car Club of New Zealand
The creation of the Citroën Car Club of New Zealand came out of discussions between the Citroën Car Club (Auckland) and the Waikato Citroën Car Club culminating in the formation of the CCCNZ in 1975 under the interim Presidency of Phil Jones.
The first AGM was held in 1978 with Mr B Aislabie as the inaugural President and Ester Gilbert as Secretary
The Greater Wellington Club joined in 1978 and the remaining North Island Clubs of Taranaki and Hawke’s Bay joined in the early 80’s.
Over the years several smaller clubs, such as North Harbour, Manawatu and Wairarpa have folded with their members joining their larger neighbour clubs.
The first meeting of all the clubs was in Blenheim 4th and 5th of August 1984. Otago was represented but never agreed to join, eventually folding with members being covered by the Canterbury Branch Club.
The Marlborough and Canterbury Clubs joined during 1985 to give the club full coverage of the country.
The first National rally was held in Rotorua in 1965 involved the Auckland, Waikato, Manawatu and Wellington Clubs. There were no Rallies held in 1970, 1971, 1978, 1979 and 1981. The first National Rally in the South Island was in Christchurch in 1986. Otherwise a National Rally has been held every year through to 2020. The 2021 Rally was postponed to 2022 due to Coronavirus travel restrictions applying to the Auckland area.
In the early years the National Rally was held over Queen’s Birthday weekends and so were at times quite wintery.
View the Club’s Constitution HERE