WHANGĀREI 12-14 MAY 2023
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Ken Block Memorial trophy winner still beaming

Visibly stunned when announced as the inaugural recipient of the Ken Block Memorial trophy at the 2023 International Rally of Whangarei, Auckland’s Raana Horan shared insight into the moment. Awarded

Paddon wins 2023 International Rally of Whangārei

Cromwell’s Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard have won the 2023 International Rally of Whangārei in their Hyundai i20N Rally 2 car, finishing 3min35 ahead of Ben Hunt and Tony

Paddon holds overnight lead at International Rally of Whangārei

New Zealand driver pairing Hayden Paddon and John Kennard hold more than a two minute lead after the first of two days for the 2023 International Rally of Whangārei –

All go for International Rally of Whangārei this weekend

The 12-14 May running of the 2023 International Rally of Whangarei is underway with teams now doing pre-event reconnaissance. Preparation for the return of the international level to the Whangārei

Ken Block memorial trophy to be awarded at the International Rally of Whangārei

US businessman, action sportsman and top-level rally driver Ken Block, will have his memory honoured with a perpetual trophy to be awarded at this year’s International Rally of Whangārei, 12-14

Paddon and van Gisbergen top International Rally of Whangārei entry list

Entrants for the 2023 International Rally of Whangārei, being held 12-14 May, include Hayden Paddon and V8 Supercar champion Shane van Gisbergen. A total of 48 teams have entered, in

Paddon dominates day one in Whangarei

Paddon held a lead of over three minutes 40 in his Hyundai New Zealand i20 AP4 and won all eight of the day’s stages at the 2022 International Rally of

International Rally of Whangarei brought to you by Mark Cromie Motor Group welcomes fans

The government’s announcement on Wednesday confirming the removal of gathering limits on outdoor events means International Rally of Whangarei brought to you by Mark Cromie Motor Group will be able

See the stars @ the Ceremonial Start


Join us on Te Matau a Pohe Bridge in Whangārei on Friday night to meet the teams and see the cars. With a car line up, driver autograph session, ceremonial start, and the Pohe Island Super Stage (with the awesome jump) this is the place to be seen!

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Get a map & see the action!


Get out on the stages on Saturday / Sunday to see the crews throwing gravel… every corner has action and drama as the teams battle for the title of champion!

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Rally of Whangarei


The FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) is one of the premier regional championships in world rallying and is contested by teams from New Zealand, Australia, China, Czech Republic, Japan, Malaysia, India, and New Caledonia running primarily Super2000, Group N, or production, rally cars.