CAN'T TOUCH THIS —
HANMER SPRINGS MOTORFEST
This year’s Rebel Round Up was not just a celebration of all things rockabilly. was celebrating its 20th anniversary, and the main Rebel Round Up show area was called the ‘ Hot Rod and Classic Car Display’. Limited to only 100 preregistered cars older than 1980, the ticket was a hot commodity. Qualifying countries for this area were the US, Australia, Britain, and Europe, giving punters a hugely diverse line-up of cars to browse over. No less time-consuming than the Primer Nationals presentation, the display was jam-packed with quality-built cars both new and old. It was a who’s who of tough street cars and custom cruisers that included the likes of a patinaed Cuda, pro-street Dodge Dart, aluminium-bodied AC Cobra, and flathead-powered Hillman Husky! There were many more things going on than just the static car displays. Under Pukekohe’s main grandstand, a makeshift mall had been created to house the vintage markets. Providing a good escape from the heat of the day, the multitude of stores catered to every vintage whim, from clothing and hairstyles to furniture and tattoos. Alternatively, a short walk away, a stage had been erected within an area known for the weekend festivities as the ‘Panhead Garden Bar’. Providing yet another great
Below: This 1930 Model A Tudor owned by Christina Allen has had a lot of love over the past few months, although, as intended, it would be hard for the casual observer to notice the changes. Most of the car has remained factory, and it is still running...