Dress Up

Showcase your best retro fashion
at the George Begg Festival

Remember when ties and pants were wide, crochet and velvet were the fabrics du jour, and paisley reigned supreme? Everybody loves a dress-up party and the George Begg Festival is your chance to bring back a blast from the past!

Suit up for the photo finish

Looking for some inspiration for your outfits? The possibilities are endless! Will you go Studio 54 glam with your costume, thanks to sequins and shimmering lame? Or will you embrace your hippie heart: opting instead for shades of brown and orange, and a less-is-more approach to your hemline?

Guys, you won’t miss out on the fun either! Embrace your inner David Bowie and go full-on Starman with your threads, or take a more casual approach to the 1970s: bell bottom jeans, anyone?

Trends On The Track Competition

Show off your flair for fashion, and garner plenty of kudos from your fellow George Begg Festival-goers.

The retro motorsport action on the track nearby won't be the only competition of the day. If fashion gets your wheels spinning, our Trends On The Track titles will be just as prestigious. We'll have amazing prizes up for grabs for each winner, and - of course - you'll also get to take away a healthy dose of pride.

The Trends On The Track competition will happen on-site in the afternoon of Saturday 1 April. All categories are gender neutral, with entrants encouraged to dress up in 60s. 70s. 80s. 90s. Noughties (00s). era clothing.


Trends On The Track Categories

Think you've got what it takes to strut your stuff? We want to see what you've got! Pick your category and enter via the form below.


Supreme Winner

Have you got what it takes to take out the Supreme Winner glory? Our judges are looking for an ensemble with meticulous attention to detail, as well as the panache and confidence needed to rock a look you’ve made all your own. There are no limits: no matter the decade, no matter your gender – if your outfit turns heads, you could be in with a shot.


Biggest Diva

You came to slay! If your outfit is over-the-top amazing and full of razzle dazzle, our Biggest Diva category is made for you. Whether it be the 1970s disco party vibes of Elton John, a fabulous Diana Ross-inspired sequinned number, or a shiny taffeta puff dress that harks back to Prom 1989, our Biggest Diva will represent the glitziest glamour of yesteryear.


Best Tailored

If paying homage to the sharp cuts and bespoke suits of Savile Row, or pillbox hats a la Jackie Kennedy, is up your alley, why not give our Best Tailored category a nudge? Pop on your finest handsewn circle skirt, cardigan twinset or crisp suit: don’t forget to bring some classic Don Draper swagger!


Best Everyday Chic

This category is for those who have taken a more laid-back, casual look of an era – and nailed it. Whether you’re rocking double denim or acid wash jeans from the 1990s, bell-bottom jeans with a knitted polo and a tie-neck scarf, or the bohemian vibes of the Swinging Sixties, you’re in with a shot to take out the (flower) crown.


Best Speed Demon

Think the T-Birds or Rizzo from Grease, Bruce McLaren and other notable retro race car drivers from a bygone era, or the slick bad boy vibes of James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause. If you’ve drawn your inspiration from the heady heyday of retro motorsport, you just might take out this title.


People’s Choice

The winner of this category gets a special mention: their vibe not only caught the eye of our judging panel, but the crowd too. Your get-up might not quite fit one of the categories above, but your sartorial excellence hasn’t gone unnoticed.


Kids Fashion Show

They’re groovy, baby! Our youngest George Begg Festival guests won’t miss out on the fun. While the little ones won’t be competing for a prize, we’d love to see everybody there to cheer them on as they strut their stuff on stage. No matter their age or era, our Kids Fashion Show is bound to be a rollicking good time and a chance to create memories with your whānau. Let their creativity run wild!



Vintage fashion, NZ style

This is your chance to get dressed up in the best vintage fashion you can find: but don’t forget to give it a Kiwi twist! Our retro event is all about taking a trip back in time, to a golden age of Kiwi motorsport. To really get into the spirit of things, we want to see guests decked out in the threads of their decade of choice all weekend long. Get your vintage fashion on at the George Begg Festival!