Another wet Sunday, another Classics Breakfast. A wet Sunday in the
middle of a long weekend did not deter the patronage of the hard core
classic car culture. Around 25 to 30 classics turned out including a group
from the HSV club and a large contingent of public - maybe classic car
people not willing to risk their classic in the wet conditions. It made
for a very busy Breakfast at the Diner.
The $50 Juke Box Diner voucher sponsored by the HVCCC for car of the day was awarded to a very nice 1973 Holden Torana GR566.
The Classics Museum cash prizes were awarded to: 1. Neil Lovejoy and his group who had travelled from Palmerston North; 2. The owners of a 1994 Chev pickup who had a story to tell; 3. A group from Te Aroha and 4. The HSV club. Congratulations to all the prize winners. Hope to see you all next month in the sunshine!
A rather damp Sunday morning did not seem to deter the keen enthusiasts
as there was a good turn out of classics at the Jukebox Diner car park for
the monthly Classics Breakfast. There was a good mix of cars ranging from
American, British, European, Japanese and one of the highlights was a 1948
Ford Schoolbus powered by a trusty Chevy V8.
The owners of the bus had travelled from Omakaroa near Tauranga for the event. They received a prize for their efforts and the winner of the car of the day was a very original unrestored 1956 VW Beetle AS7704. The owner received the $50 meal voucher redeemable at the Jukebox Diner. Another interesting vehicle was an original unrestored 1973 Mazda RX2 and a group of Altezza's, locally owned by members of the NZ wide Altezza club which has a membership of over 3000!
The local Historic Fire Engine Brigade also had a couple of their engines on display. Another great turn out of classics old and new... Cars and Drivers that is. Great to see. Roll on next month, who knows what will turn up.
A very wet Saturday and heavy downpours still at 6am did not dampen the enthusiasm for the Swap Meet. Sellers came, the model cars guys had a new, spacious area, and the public kept on coming through the gates.
The Classics Museum and our Club have continued the monthly breakfasts tradition with the Classics Breakfast. Our first one was a success with about 40 vehicles arriving. A good time was had by all and prizes were won.
Brendan organised this run that took people who thought they knew the local backroads along some new ones! We ended up at Lake Ngaroto for a lovely picnic under the trees.