Motorcycle race at Tai Tapu: Picturing Canterbury

Motorcycle race at Tai Tapu. Entry by Michelle Lee in the 2020 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt. CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. CCL-DW-124181.

A group of spectators watching a motorcycle racing at Tai Tapu Speedway. 1950s.

Share your memories of the Tai Tapu Speedway. Register on Canterbury Stories.

Do you have any photographs of the Tai Tapu Speedway? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection.

Enter the 2023 Christchurch Photo Hunt

We are running things a bit differently this year. Here is how you can contribute your images to the Photo Hunt:

  1. Upload your photos to;
  2. Submit your photos through our online entry form.

There is no longer a process for dropping your photos at libraries. If you have photos you want to scan, you can:

  1. Come along to a Digitise Your Photos event at selected libraries during October;
  2. Scan your photos at Auahatanga | Creativity at Tūranga or at Te Hāpua Halswell Centre. Learn more about how to access the photo scanners.

Please note that bound, framed or mounted photos are unable to be scanned at the Digitise Your Photos events. This is because the scanner feeds through photos rather than being flatbed as with some other scanners. If you would like to contribute any of these types of photos please contact us directly at

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