Taupo Thunder Hop
Thunder Hop is all about custom cars and their social owners.
We are hosting a social weekend in Taupo for custom car owners to join in and be part of the Thunder we will be bringing to Taupo in 2024.
We will be staying at Taupo Holiday Resort, which has got all styles of accommodation to cater for everyone, powered sites to motel units, this camp is located only a few kms from town.
For those who haven't stayed here before it is like going to a fiji resort with its swim bar and a great pool layout.
We will have independent judges who will be judging over the weekend as we do it a little differently at Thunder Hop events, we call it the 60 40 rule, 60% is about your car and 40% is about you being social.
Feel free to stay in any accommodation you like in Taupo if you don't want to stay at the resort, and you can meet a cruise with us at set locations. Please hold off booking any accommodation yet as the lake hop just needs to be signed off by the council, but the new date they have got booked in is the 21st Sept 2024
FRIDAY  20th Sept 2024
Arrive at the camp and check in and get set up for a social fun time ahead,we will be cruising into town to park up with the Lake Hop cars, location and time to be confirmed, then after the cruise join us for a few social drinks back in the hot pools at the swim up bar, the perfect way to start of a social weekend.
Thunder Hop registration time will be confirmed closer to the day and location in the camp will be added.
Please come and check in and get given your car number and be told what's happening over the weekend.
This is for those who have registered with Thunder Hop only.
They have an outdoor movie also playing at night you can watch from inside or outside the hot pools.
SATURDAY  21st Sept 2024
8am Coffee catch up in the hot pools to start the day off perfectly, or just come and sit beside the hot pools and have a coffee with others.
10am Thunder Hop registered cars will be given a location and time to meet up ready to cruise off to Lake Hop at Mangakino.
We will be stopping before the Lake Hop for those to catch up, as we need to travel into the Lake Hop all together to be parked up in one area.
With this being a big day and lots happening over the day, some registered with the Lake Hop will stay on and some will want to head back to Taupo.
We will be in a spot you can depart throughout the day when you are ready to leave.
7pm join us for pizza / dinner and drinks / cocktails in the hot pools.
SUNDAY  22nd Sept 2024
8am coffee catch up in the hot pools
9.30am Thunder Hop breakfast cruise
Location will be given to registered Thunder Hop car owners
Prize giving will be happening at breakfast.
The above items might change due to weather conditions or items outside of our control, all information will be posted up on our social media page.
Thunder Hop Registration for those who have custom cars.
For all custom car owners, you must register your vehicle for the upcoming Taupo Thunder Hop with Mark, all accommodation must be booked directly by you. Yes you can stay in any location you like and join us at any time for the cruises and social outings.
Taupo Thunder Hop registration is only $79.00 per vehicle.
( This is non refundable if you cancel or don't turn up ).
To register your custom car for the Taupo Thunder Hop you must email a photo of your vehicle to mark@thunderhop.co.nz then the details will be emailed to you to confirm your spot.
Please note we will be limiting the number of cars that can register to keep this small and social.
A) All accommodation must be booked directly by you
B) All transport, Food & Drinks are an extra cost to be paid by yourself.
C) By choosing to attend the Taupo Thunder Hop means you agree to abide by the laws of the land & the camp ground terms.
D) No Grumpy Bastard’s allowed !!.
E ) No costs can be claimed against the NZMTG or Thunder Hop if the following items may happen ( mother nature plays up, you can't make it, you get lost or have an accident )
F) To register for the one-day Lake Hop please contact them.
The following terms above have only been put in place to ensure the enjoyment and safety of everyone, as safety must come.