proudly operating Since 1990

Wheels Week Plus

Greg Donaldson Contracting proudly brings you

The Iconic
Ashburton Wheels Week

Welcome to Wheels Week Plus. The popular Mid Canterbury wheels themed event has been rolling through the Ashburton district packed with family fun for all ages since 1990. 

The humble wheels week has grown into a 3 week festival of cars, bikes, boats, planes, cycling and more!
If you are into classic cars, speedway sprints, vintage aircraft, love go-carts, classic boats or want to watch or take part in wheelchair basketball, then this is the event for you. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the Ashburton district and hope you will enjoy our epic event as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you.

Bring the family and we will see you there!

Mid Canterbury at its finest
Race, Show & Shine

Every year, over 20,000 wheels enthusiasts descend on the Ashburton district to experience the iconic wheels festival event. The event has grown from the original week-long event to include a bumper programme over 4 weekends and 3 full weeks.

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Family-friendly fun
Action-Packed Line-Up

Experience the most exciting and diverse range of events, ranging from vintage cars, street racing and speedway cars, vintage trains and bikes, cycling and sports, classic boats and aircraft, go-carts, speedway sprint racing, classic car runs, 4WD fun and more!

Our Story

Wheels Week started as an annual tourism event hosted by the Ashburton District Council in 1990. The small community event became an unprecedented hit and by 2007, over 10,000 visitors were streaming in from all over New Zealand to experience the extravaganza of wheels week. 

Wheels Week plus has something for everyone – young and old to enjoy. It provides the district with an opportunity to showcase its hospitality, beautiful scenery and exciting Mid-Canterbury lifestyle to visitors who come from all over New Zealand to attend. 

The event wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of all of our sponsors, the participants, spectators, and members of our wonderful community to work tirelessly behind the scenes to make it all happen. 

We look forward to being able to host the exciting iconic wheels event for many years to come.


We are always looking to add images to our gallery from previous events. Do you have some photos or great stories from past events? Please share them with us on social #wheelsweek to be featured or email us so we can add them to our showcase and gallery for everyone to enjoy.

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We WOULD love to hear from you!

Would you like to participate in any of our events or join Wheels Week Plus as a sponsor?