Crowds flock to see ve­hi­cles

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Petrol­heads at the Plaza at­tracted 4000 peo­ple to see more than 100 ve­hi­cles of ev­ery shape and size on Au­gust 28.

An an­nual event at North City Plaza, this year’s peo­ple’s choice award went to Rob Meynell’s im­mac­u­lately turned-out Fal­con XY GT 351. Host Western Bay Street Rod­ders pres­i­dent Eric van Diggele said the Fal­con was the star of the show, even though Meynell faced tough com­pe­ti­tion from a num­ber of dif­fer­ent ve­hi­cles.

‘‘At this year’s show we changed things around a bit, had the mo­tor­cy­cles up the mid­dle, rather than in a sep­a­rate area, and it worked re­ally well.

‘‘Our fo­cus is to dis­play as many dif­fer­ent types of ve­hi­cles to com­ple­ment the usual hotrods and street ma­chines.’’

Other ma­chines in­cluded imports, com­pe­ti­tion ve­hi­cles and even a jet sprint boat. Some en­trants came from as far away as Palmer­ston North to at­tend.

Van Diggele says the club is al­ready think­ing about next year’s event, and hopes to make it grow.

Dozens of lo­cal and re­gional spon­sors helped the day go smoothly, in­clud­ing Repco, Pro Parts, Moth­ers, Mag and Turbo Tyre and Ser­vice Cen­tre, Ju­niors Kus­tom Rides and Clas­sics, Hutt Boyz Chop­pers, and Road and Track Lower Hutt.

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Peo­ple’s choice: This su­perb Fal­con XY GT was a firm favourite with vis­i­tors to the Petrol­heads at the Plaza show.

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