The Southward Car Museum is pleased to announce the inclusion of The HITS 92.7 and NZME as naming rights sponsor for our annual Open House.

New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) is a New Zealand newspaper, radio, outdoor advertising and digital media business. It was launched in 2014 as the formal merger of the New Zealand division of APN News & Media and The Radio Network which is part of the Australian Radio Network. NZME operates 32 newspapers including flagship national newspaper New Zealand Herald. NZME also operates 8 radio networks including Newstalk ZB, The Hits, ZM, Radio Sport, Radio Hauraki, Flava and Coast on radio frequencies around the country. The company also operates several websites in twenty-five markets across the country including the iHeartRadio website and its popular mobile app.

The Southward Car Museum believes with the Support of NZME it will be able to grow this event further and increase its wider appeal to all members of the public not just the Automotive community and by doing this can assist in the growth of the Automotive hobby to young and old.

To find out more about our new partnership and our 2016 event, click here.


We now have our special new additions in house and they are already proving very popular. We have three in total and like all of the exhibits in our collection, each has its own unique history.

The newest is a 2006 Subaru Impreza STI C-Spec RA which built specifically for Ken Block to use in New Zealand during the 2007 winter rally season

Ken Block is three-time X Games medalist and famous for his Subaru-powered series of ‘Gymkhana' videos viewed millions of times on YouTube. Block is also one of the co-founders of DC Shoes.
We also added a classic Ferrari and Lamborghini to the collection. Come on down and check them out.


During recent years, Southwards have gained a reputation for providing the most professional functions service on the Kapiti Coast and we aim to further develop our prominence in the years to come.

We have a number of venue options available along with a selection of local caterers and a range of business condiments to give your event a professional edge.

For photos, a list of caterers and more information about our facilities, click here.


Sir Leonard Southward was an avid motor enthusiast, automobile collector and New Zealand motor sport legend. Click his picture above to find out more about his world famous legacy.