Rods rev for charity
Hot rods, guide dogs and charity may be a strange mix, but it is coming to Tawa and Porirua this Sunday.
The eighth annual Guide Dog Fun Run, hosted by Capital Rodders, starts from the temporary New World supermarket in Oxford St, Tawa, at 1pm.
Event co-ordinator Tony Bouzaid says there will be 80 hot rods and special interest vehicles. All money raised on the day will go to Guide Dog Services of the Royal NZ Foundation of the Blind. Last year they gathered $ 1500 but hope to eclipse that this time.
‘‘The vehicles will drive to locate mystery clues – this year it is through Porirua and Ascot Park.’’
They stop at Repco Porirua at 2pm for a challenge that may or may not involve a blindfold, Mr Bouzaid says.
An auction before the run is expected to include products signed by Greg Murphy, a compressor, a Bluebridge Ferry package, a Mitsubishi weekend package, and other items.
Along with Repco, other sponsors include New World, Holcim (Kiwi Point), Wellington Scrap Metals and Stewarts Electrical.
‘‘The public can participate in the auction and donate money to the collectors on the day, or in the containers at New World or Repco leading up to the event,’’ Mr Bouzaid says. ‘‘The club thinks this is one way of adding something to the community for those less fortunate.’’
Capital Rodders is based in Onepoto, but its 50 members come from all over greater Wellington and the Wairarapa. It has around 50 members. For more details go to www.capital-rodders.org.nz or contact Tony Bouzaid, 478 5963 or on 027 243 8350.
Standing out: Lynnda Bouzaid and a 1932 Ford Coupe that will be hard to miss on Sunday.