Rods rev for char­ity

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

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.

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