AutoFest Terms & Conditions

Change of entry

If you need to change the vehicle for any reason, you can do so by letting our staff know on the day at the registration desk. You can transfer entries to someone else up until 14 days before the event. From that point onwards, transfers can ONLY be made on the day if the original person is present. This can be done in person $40 admin fee (in cash).

Refund Policy

  • If you can no longer make the event for whatever reason, there are no refunds however you can transfer your entry (see conditions above).
  • Any ‘no shows’ to the event or emailing afterwards will forfeit your entry. No refunds or transfers will be made.


In case of cancelation or postponement, your entry will automatically be transferred to the next possible event date.


Camping is an additional cost (+$50 per person) that must be paid on arrival and is for entrants + their passengers only. Campers can start packing in from Friday 3pm, pack out Sunday 10am at NAPA Auto Parts Dragway. Your passengers if they are camping must also be paid on arrival as well as their weekend spectator passes.

Terms and Conditions

  • WOF or Registration is not needed. You (the driver) must take your car and drivers’ licence to the scrutineering bay in the allocated time. It is the drivers’ responsibility to ensure your vehicle is properly prepared for the event.
  • Vehicles are preferred to have a minimum third-party insurance for this event. You will be personally responsible for all costs and damage associated with injuries or damages done by you or your passengers in the event of an accident. Downtime Entertainment and the promoters accept no responsibility for any damage, theft, or loss over the weekend.
  • Downtime Entertainment has zero tolerance for drivers drinking while the cruise route is open. Random breath tests may take place over the weekend, and any driver with a blood alcohol reading of over 0.00 may have their Driver band removed.
  • All drivers are to follow instructions from the Downtime Entertainment staff.
  • All events will go ahead, rain or shine (unless a declared state of emergency).
  • All drivers and passengers must have the correct wristband on at all times. These are waterproof and may not be removed over the duration of the event. If security or staff notice wristbands have been tampered with, you will be removed from the venue, or be made to purchase another one. If your wristband is removed due to misbehavior around the venue, no refunds or exchanges are given.
  • Drivers are welcome to bring a different vehicle through registration if their original vehicle is unable to make it, however drivers’ licence information must match what is entered online to be eligible to pick up your drivers’ wristband. Entrants are not allowed to swap or transfer stickers to other vehicles. If caught, you will be asked to leave the event without any refunds and with a ban of future Downtime Entertainment events. We will be checking individual vehicle against the registered information (Rego, Year, Make, Model and colour).
  • Any damage caused to any property must be paid for. This includes but is not limited to Walls, Barriers, Fences, Signage, Equipment as well as fluid drop materials. Staff have the right to detain the vehicle in question as collateral until full payment has been made and/or the cost of clearing/cleaning will be passed on to the competitor. Drivers are responsible for their actions on and off the track. Police may be involved if required.
  • Any violent or antisocial behavior by anyone inside the venue will not be tolerated. This will result in your wristbands being removed and being escorted out of the venue by security, and reported to the police if necessary with no refunds.
  • Any person caught driving or attempting to drive a vehicle within the venue without the correct wristband will cause the vehicle owner to lose their entry for the weekend, and stickers will be removed. Participants are responsible for your own actions/behaviours as well as your passengers.
  • Vehicles must not not display offensive or gang related images/slogans/symbols.
  • No gang regalia

By submitting your expression of interest online, you hereby confirm and warrant and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions in favour, and for the benefit of, Meremere Dragway, Hampton Downs Motorsport Park and Downtime Entertainment:

  1. I have not consumed any alcohol or other drugs or substances which may affect my ability to drive, for the period of twelve (12) hours before signing this indemnity form.
  2. I will comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations at all times.
  3. I will at all times comply with the instructions of the Meremere Dragway, Hampton Downs Motorsport and Downtime Entertainment employees and agents.
  4. I will exercise all due care and will at all times comply with the Safety Regulations of Meremere Dragway & Hampton Downs Motorsport Park.
  5. I understand that the Meremere Dragway, Hampton Downs Motorsport Park and Downtime Entertainment employees or agents may terminate and prohibit my access to the facility if I breach any of the terms in this indemnity form.
  6. I will be responsible for and will pay to make good any damage I may cause, whether deliberately or otherwise, to any property of Meremere Dragway.
  7. I will not hold Meremere Dragway, Hampton Downs Motorsport Park and Downtime Entertainment responsible for any damage, injury or death caused by mechanical failure or otherwise of any vehicle supplied by those parties, whether directly or through a sub-contractor, or due to the state of the venue.
  8. I understand that in consideration of Meremere Dragway & Hampton Downs Motorsport Park granting me permission to use the venue I warrant all of the above and will indemnify Meremere Dragway, Hampton Downs Motorsport Park and Downtime Entertainment, together with their employees, directors, officials, representatives and agents from and against all actions, claims, costs, expenses and demands in respect of death, injury, loss or damage to person or property however caused, arising out of or in connection with my use of a vehicle and Meremere Dragway, Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, including claims by third parties, notwithstanding that such claims may have been contributed to by the fault or negligence of Meremere Dragway, Hampton Downs Motorsport Park and Downtime Entertainment.
  9. From time to time, sponsors and exhibitors may have special deals and promotions available for competitors and entrants from this event. We may be in touch via email or text which you can unsubscribe from at any time.
  10. I consent that my photograph, video, voice and/or likeness can be held and used by Meremere Dragway, Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, Downtime Entertainment for the purpose of promoting and running events concerned and all associated legal and administrative purposes. I acknowledge my right to access and correction of this information. This consent is given in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993.