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With a Back to the Fu­ture theme, or­gan­is­ers of the coun­try’s largest car show are look­ing for­ward to an­other huge Eller­slie In­ter­mar­que Con­cours & Clas­sic Car show on Fe­bru­ary 9th and fit­tingly, one of the show pieces will be a De Lorean, repli­cat­ing that used in the movie.

An­nual exhibit num­bers at the show now av­er­age around 750-800 ve­hi­cles span­ning a hun­dred years – a far cry from the first purely in­ter-club event at One Tree Hill 41 years ago.

Many of the al­most 80 car clubs will dress up their dis­plays in a Back to the Fu­ture theme – com­pet­ing for the Best Club Dis­play Award.

For the first time there’s an as yet un­spon­sored ‘Sur­vivors’ class com­pe­ti­tion fea­tur­ing cars over 35 years old that are un­re­stored but still stun­ning and run­ning. Ar­row Wheels are the new sup­port­ers of the MG Car Club-or­gan­ised Mo­torkhana – pos­si­bly in its last few years due to Eller­slie Race Course re­de­vel­op­ment.

And there is the coun­try’s pre­mium clas­sic restora­tion award – the In­ter­mar­que Con­cours d’El­e­gance com­pe­ti­tion for Master Class and club Teams events which in­vari­ably fea­ture restora­tions worth mil­lions of dol­lars.

Ex­pect a larger mo­tor in­dus­try pres­ence too with the lat­est pres­tige and per­for­mance cars from Alfa Romeo, As­ton Martin, Audi, Bent­ley, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jaguar, Jeep, Lam­borgh­ini, Lo­tus, Maserati, Mini, Range Rover, Renault, Rolls-Royce, and Volvo.

It’s a fas­ci­nat­ing and fun day for all clas­sic car petrol heads, not those sim­ply in search of nos­tal­gia. The show is part of the ‘Clas­sic Week­end’ with the Meguiar’s ‘Tour d’El­e­gance’ Clas­sic Fun Run on the Satur­day ex­pected to again at­tract sev­eral hun­dred cars cov­er­ing six routes from start­ing points around the re­gion to Vel­lenoweth Green in St He­liers as the end des­ti­na­tion for a bar­be­cue or de­tour to a nearby cafe.

Apart from old and new cars, ex­hibitors at the show also in­clude ma­jor spon­sor Meguiar’s as well as sup­pli­ers of es­sen­tial ac­ces­sories, cloth­ing, books, re­pair and restora­tion ser­vices, wheels and sport­ing ac­ces­sories, tracker and se­cu­rity sys­tems, dash-mounted cam­eras and rally tours.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www. con­cours.org.nz

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