Cortinas to strut their stuff
Everybody has a Cortina story - Calvyn Snelgar
Classic Cortina committee member Calvyn Snelgar expects a number of North Island aficionados to turn up for the milestone event.
‘‘Cortinas are very popular and everybody has a Cortina story,’’ he said.
The Cortina Club, formed in the early 1980s now enjoys about 160-plus members nationwide.
It has already held a similar event for the Mk1 model.
Snelgar snapped up his first Cortina at age 15 and ‘‘got an addiction’’. ‘‘It’s a pretty cool car to drive.’’ He now owns four. ‘‘We believed The Palms would make a great public event. It’s a good fit all round,’’ he said.
The event is open to members and non-members.
Today, about 30 years after it started, the family-orientated club helps members with their restoration projects, the sale of their Cortina, or just a friendly chat about a model owned in the past. It meets on the first Tuesday of the month. Check out email@example.com
Above: PIctured enjoying their dad’s 1964 Lotus Cortina, are Snelgar’s daughter Claudia and son Joshua as they look forward to the 50th anniversary celebration of the Mk2 Cortina in The Palms arena car park at Labour Weekend.