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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...

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