Clas­sic cars line up for an­nual show

Hauraki Herald - - OUT & ABOUT -

Hun­dreds en­joyed a fan­tas­tic week­end of all things vin­tage at the an­nual Paeroa Ro­tary Vin­tage & Clas­sic Car Show on Septem­ber 15-17.

The week­end kicked off with a Fri­day night view­ing of the Buster Keaton silent movie clas­sic, The Gen­eral, which was shown in the Paeroa Lit­tle The­atre.

Satur­day pro­vided all four sea­sons in one day with rain, sun­shine, hail, more sun­shine and cloud all putting in an ap­pear­ance for a few min­utes at a time.

The ve­hi­cles lined up for the pa­rade through town de­spite the weather and started rolling right on time at 11am.

Once the ve­hi­cles were parked up in Wharf and Mar­shall Streets, the crowds poured over them and cast their votes for the Peo­ple’s Choice award, which was won by the 102 year old ex Colorado Springs Fire Depart­ment Amer­ica La France Fire En­gine owned and driven by Craig Mar­shall of Waihi Beach.

Ro­tary Paeroa’s new Pres­i­dent Con­all Buchanan was MC for the day and pre­sented prizes and cer­tifi­cates for the var­i­ous cat­e­gories.

Other events in­cluded a car ram­ble departed, a weapons dis­play, bouncy cas­tle, re­fresh­ments, the Danc­ing Di­vas, raf­fles and en­ter­tain­ment.

On Satur­day, there was an evening of rock­ing and rolling with Tom Sharplin and the fi­nal events in­cluded the An­tiques Road­show on Sun­day, where items were val­ued for their own­ers and the Val­ley Cruis­ers Car Club Run.

Show spokesper­son Ju­dith Jamieson said the show was a great suc­cess, rais­ing funds for Ro­tary Paeroa to dis­trib­ute for the ben­e­fit of the com­mu­nity.

Neil Dob­son, of Te Kuiti, was joint win­ner of best Veteran Ve­hi­cle.


John Twad­dle, of Whakatane, was the win­ner of the Best Dressed Man prize.

Bar­bara Brookes, of Paeroa, dressed in a gen­uine WWI nurses uni­form, and was the re­cip­i­ent of the Best Dressed Woman prize.


Ro­tary Paeroa pres­i­dent Con­all Buchanan, cen­tre, rides with Colin and Bar­bara Brookes.

Michael Hughes won the Best Dressed Sol­dier.

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