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Motoring

The sun and crowds came out for Coromandel Car Show

Hundreds of people poured through the gates on Tiki Rd on February 4 to see cars old and new on display.
 |  Kiri Warwick  | 

More than 120 cars and vehicles came from throughout the North Island as part of the show. Many had been driven from Hamilton, Auckland, and Tauranga, adding to the local cars on display. About a dozen BMWs spanning decades were also on show, as the BMW club of New Zealand made a day of it.

The cars included American classics such as a mint condition Bel Air, British Aston Martins, Holdens ranging from Monaros right through to the last of the Commodores, muscle cars such as Mustangs and Chargers, a rare Desoto, and even a Saker sports built in Fielding made an appearance.

Two wheels were on show too, with a Triumph motorbike from the 1950s making the trip.

RSA members organized the event and spent the day running the ‘build a burger’ station, making and cooking the sellout mussel fritters, greeting people at the gate and arranging the show cars. Volunteers pulled together to make the event happen after chief organizer, Bruce Finan, became unwell.

RSA representative Steve Walters said a big thank you to James Smith who also stepped in to help.

He wanted to thank everyone who came to the show and those who were involved in setting it up.”