TOUR OF DUTY CRUISE – for American Cars – Southland, New Zealand


Where it all began…. 2007, 4 blokes watching the BNT V8’s at Teretonga, Invercargill, having a few beers and discussing the lack of cruises in the winter for the local American Iron…


From this initial discussion it was decided to organise a USA run on the July 7th for cars of American origin.  The cruise would leave Invercargill’s Feldwick gates at 10am Saturday and travel to Te Anau via the Benmore Hotel, with lunch at the Mossburn Hotel and accommodation at the Luxmore Hotel, with drinks and a band later in the day at the ‘Moose Bar’.


Fast forward to July 7th – 53 cars and 180 people turn out for the inaugural ‘Tour of Duty’ cruise and as the say, the rest is history.



The now annual event is held on the first weekend of July to coincide with America’s Independence Day, numbers are limited. This year 2018, the format is a bit of nostalgia with the route being similar and visiting some of the Country pubs that we visited in the early years.


2018 has rolled around and registrations will be open very soon for this years American Car Cruise.  Get out your costumes and get ready for a great time. Entries are limited to 350 participants due to the private event held at the Luxmore. Details of the cruise will follow


Saturday 7th July 2018

Full Details to be confirmed soon

New Band playing this “The Yardmen” will entertain us this year and are sure to rock the dance floor into the night.

Bit of a Nostalgia cruise this year taking in most of the original refreshment stops when we first started the Tour of Duty Cruise







See the “Event-Registration” page to register from 7.00pm 7th May 2018