Hot rodder looks forward to show weekend
With one of the fastest hot rods in the area, Len Keoghan is set for another year at the Morrinsville Motorama, February 11 to 12.
Held at the Morrinsville polo grounds, the annual event run by the Morrinsville Yankee Haulers has plenty to offer.
On Saturday there will be a Show ’ n’ Shine in town and a mystery poker run followed by a drivein movie at 9pm. On Sunday it’s the motorama, trades and displays, and prize giving.
Mr Keoghan is well known for driving his 23 T Bucket around Matamata and is looking forward to displaying his beloved hot rod this weekend.
‘‘It is great out there. People come from all around the country and show their cars. It is always good to have a look at all the cars – you get some good ideas on how to do up your own one,’’ Mr Keoghan said.
The car enthusiast has been passionate about hot rods for many years, following in his father’s footsteps.
‘‘I have owned my car for eight years now and when I bought it, I did it up – which took about nine months.
‘‘I have completely whole car,’’ he said.
‘‘I just love to get out and drive it. Cars are my hobby and it is a great hobby to have.’’
Motorama organiser Todd Sherburd said last year they had a great turnout with 450 display cars and this year they expecting similar numbers.
‘‘It is a huge event and last year there was a lot of variety of cars, from an old steam bike right up to a brand new car,’’ Mr Sherburd said.
‘‘Even if you are not a car-head there is always something of interest to everyone. It is still a great day for people to come out and experience what we do and there will be a lot of entertainment for everyone, including children.’’
On show: Matamata man Len Keoghan will display his car at the Morrinsville Motorama this weekend.