DAF­FODIL DAY BLEN­HEIM

New Zealand Classic Car - - Contents - Words and pho­tos: Steve Reid

When the New Zealand Vin­tage Car Club (VCC) de­cided in 2017 to hold a Daf­fodil Day fundraiser through­out the coun­try in sup­port of the Can­cer So­ci­ety, its plan was for each club to hold a run/rally. The Marl­bor­ough VCC, along with sev­eral other clubs, de­cided to put on a car show in­stead. Last year, the lo­cal branch raised $8K, which was con­sid­er­ably more than what any of the other clubs had col­lected.

So, this year, the club de­cided that they would do the same again.

Around 230 cars, bikes, and boats gath­ered at Brayshaw Park — rang­ing from vet­eran cars to the lat­est Mus­tangs, and ev­ery­thing in be­tween. As it often is with most of these events, there was a se­lec­tion of cars not seen around town be­fore, which, of course, meant that there was some­thing for ev­ery­one to ad­mire and envy, or, in many cases, just re­live their youth.

The weather also came to the party — af­ter sev­eral days of rain ear­lier in the week, the day dawned bright and sunny, giv­ing ev­ery­one an early touch of spring.

With this show be­ing the first main event of the sum­mer cal­en­dar, the sup­port shown here in­di­cates that an­other great sea­son is just around the cor­ner.

The fi­nal pro­ceeds are still to be counted, but, at this stage, it looks like the club will eas­ily match last year’s to­tal.

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