Blenheim Classic Auto Show
What do you do when you’re half way through organizing a car show and things suddenly change? This is the dilemma that faced the organizers of Blenheim’s first Classic Auto Show. The plan had been to put any proceeds from the show towards the travel expenses for two college girls, whose class were planning to travel to Europe in 2015. Unfortunately the trip was unexpectedly cancelled, but with plans for this event well under way a new benefactor needed to be found. St John Ambulance was appointed the recipient of any profits.
This was the first time for many years that a car show has been held indoors in Blenheim. Forty-one cars, 19 bikes and a boat completed the line-up of vehicles, many of which have rarely been seen on the Streets of Marlborough. The hand-picked cars covered all aspects of motoring, including rally cars, speedway, hot rodding and classic vehicles. The motorcycles included custom bikes, off-road and sidecar racers.
The public supported this show well, and many positive comments were received. The end result saw over $1500 donated to St John.