The Formula Ford 40th Anniversary events will take place in January and February 2011 spread between the four North Island tracks and three in the South. The Chris Amon Festival to be held during the last two weeks of January 2011, will also accommodate the North Island FF 40th celebrations at New Zealand’s newest circuit Hampton Downs, approx. 60 KM south of Auckland.

The circuit is established on undulating terrain incorporating a challenging mix of late apex no vision corners, as well as up to ten meters rise and fall. The track surface is extremely good and there are many passing opportunities throughout the very wide track.

On South Island there will be Formula Ford celebration events held within the "Southern Festival Of Speed" over three weekends. Each meeting will include three days of racing and associated activities.

The first event at Christchurch, will be on the challenging 14 corner circuit at Ruapuna Raceway which enjoys great spectator viewing. 100 Km to to the south, Levels Raceway at Timaru is a smaller circuit which is set amongst beautiful countryside and always in the best of condition. The excellent facilities and fantastic club rooms make this the favourite circuit of many drivers.

The celebration moves on to Teretonga Raceway, Invercargill, famed for the challenging ‘sweeper’ where the final events will take place.

Race Classes for the Festival
As at June 2010 the 10 anticipated race classes for the Festival are as follows:
1. F5000 & F1.
2. Tasman Cars – Tasman Formula and Invited Sports Racing cars
3. Super Historics – Can-Am/Formula Atlantic & Pacific/F2/Formula Holden/other invited cars.
4. Formula Junior.
5. Invited 1960s Saloons & GTs.
6. Invited 1970s Saloons & GTs.
7. Invited 1980s Saloons & GTs.
8. Early Historics – 1930s/40s/50s Racing & Sports Racing cars.
9. Formula Ford – 40th anniversary of Formula Ford in NZ.
10a. Classic Bikes – pre 1963 250/350/500cc racing bikes (first weekend only).
10b. Muscle Cars - to be confirmed (second weekend only).

Chris Amon with his original Bell race helmet – at home at Kinloch, March 2010.