Tuesday, 21 February 2006

Galaxy of Cars

This was on a long week end this year perhaps that is why there did not seem to be as many cars as usual. The weather was fine with a stiff breeze so we didn’t put the Gazebo up this year.

This year the club took some swap meet items in this was done by Terry who collected them from the parts shed and towed them in behind his little truck, his sister in law driving in his other display vehicle. He set up the stall and manned it for a lot of the time other members taking turns to give some help so he could look around.

After the meet the remaining items were taken back to the parts shed by him a big effort on his part. Many years ago we owned a Vauxhall 10 and the spare front and rear windscreen glass was there which a greatfull Vauxhall member took home.

A lot of interest was given to the Ford Special of Roger Birchall he has only just rejoined after a long absence after reacquired the special which he sold a number of years ago, it has been for some of the time down the South Island. His brother showed up later with a 1907 International that also attracted quite a crowd about it.

We have some one looking for a nice car to buy. Eric Welch brought over a gentleman for a form and told him all about the club. Our display was a lot smaller than usual we had two utes and a small truck and two Prefects turn up plus the Special.


Saturday, 11 February 2006

Kumeu Car and Hot Rod Show

This is getting bigger and bigger each year there are a huge amount of stalls and swapmeet sites it takes a long time to walk around them most people seem to go out and look, then go out again. The main swapmeet is on Saturday for the serious collector, the car show for clubs is on the Sunday, the Hot Rods are in the sheds away from the elements.

This year the weather on the Sunday was warm with a little breeze, when we arrived at the showground’s from the meeting site there were already two cars from the club there, and we parked as close as we could to them.
There is a band that plays on the stage and a variety of food stalls, the grounds are licensed so the liquor facilities do a good trade.

This year there were several helicopters giving rides for I gather $45 for 6 minutes there were long queues waiting. A rocket car in the arena was started up with a lot of noise for a few minutes.

I think almost all families in NZ must have owned a Prefect at some time by the comments you hear, "My Grandma or Grandfather had one of these." "We used to go on holidays in these, where did we all fit plus the luggage?"

Representing the club with their club cars were: Berni - Popular, Rod with Tracy's Prefect, Peter and Janice - Prefect, Dennis - Prefect, Bud and Thelma – Prefect.


Thursday, 2 February 2006

Galaxy of Cars: 5 Feb 2006

Galaxy of Cars is being held at Motat (Motions Rd Entrance). Drivers of displayed vehicles are free, passengers $8 Club members bringing cars to display, please be on the site by 9.45am.