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In January, Hampton Downs will host the inaugural Coombes Johnston BMW Festival, a celebration of all things BMW. The BMW Race Driver Series. BMW Allcomers, Pre 65s, Honda Cup, NZ Sportscars, Formula Open and Bathurst Allcomers will deliver the action on the track and the BMW enthusiasts will provide plenty of eye candy off the track with a huge show n shine each day.
A big thanks to naming rights sponsor Coombes Johnston BMW Hamilton and Tauranga for their support. They’ll have a few eye-catching vehicles on display over the weekend and will be more than happy to talk to you about upgrading to the latest model.


Tickets are only $20 and parking is free up top by the apartments. Under 16 year olds are also free and anyone wanting to enter the BMW Show’n’shine will also gain free entry and access infield. If you are interested in entering the show’n’shine please email a picture of your car and your details to Peter Bromley

BMW Club members are only $15 entry if they show their Membership card.

We also have a track cruise happening at lunchtime on both days and this is open to anyone. For $25 you’ll get out on the track for 4 laps at lunch time and an infield carpark.

You can book everything online via the Hampton Downs Event Page.


The BMW Festival forms our second round as part of the Endurance Championship and we will be treated to: 

3 x 20 minute practice sessions on Friday, 10th January
1 x 20 minute Qualifying session & 1 x 6 lap (non-championship) sprint race on Saturday
1 x 8 lap (non-championship) sprint race and 1 x 60 minute endurance race on Sunday

…. all on the International Circuit!

2020 Coombes Johnston BMW Festival – Draft Schedule
Supplementary Regulations Part 1

There are two classes most of you can enter:
BMW Race Driver Series Endurance
BMW Allcomers

The Allcomers race is being put together by the team at Hampton Downs as one of the feature races to include the likes of heritage touring cars as well as some of the high strung BMW Race Driver Series Open Class cars.

The entry process is a two step process:
Firstly, please visit the Hampton Downs payment portal to make payment for your entry.
Core entry is $495, plus a $75 cross-over fee for those who enter both.
Once you’ve made payment, please visit the Entry Form page to enter your details.
Second drivers are also $75 with payment to be made via the Hampton Downs office on the day. You will also need to complete an Entry Form with your details – simply write (2nd driver) next to your first name.