Mountain Thunder


Mountain Thunder was an annual motorcycle street race held in the town centre of Methven every Easter for 8 years until the last race in 2017.  The event was hosted by the Methven Lions Club in combination with Classic Action Motorcycle Sport (CAMS) who staged the event. 

Due to several factors there are no plans currently for future events. 

A media statement was released Friday 15 September 2017:

“The Methven Lions Club and CAMS (Classic Action Motorcycle Sports Club (SI) Inc) wish to advise that the Methven Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Street Race held annually at Easter for the previous 8 years will no longer be continuing.

The decision to no longer run the event has been mutually agreed by the Methven Lions Club and CAMS (Classic Action Motorcycle Sports Club (SI) Inc).

For a variety of reasons CAMS and Methven Lions now wish to focus their volunteer efforts and man-power on new opportunities within both of their organisations.

Methven Mountain Thunder would not have been possible without the support of the many sponsors, MNZ officials, flag marshals, CAMS members, riders, committee members and volunteers, also the Methven community and associated businesses. We thank everyone that has contributed to the event.

Yours faithfully

On behalf of

Methven Lions – Bruce Sim, President

Classic Action Motorcycle Sports (SI) Inc – David Reesby, President”


Mountain Thunder 2016 event photos

Photographs by Bill Irwin