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First Sun­day of ev­ery month: Break­fast with the Cars Vil­lage Green, Mars­den Rd, Pai­hia, 8.30am to 10am. If it’s got wheels and it’s a bit dif­fer­ent, we want to see it. En­quiries to Tracy on 0274 983 557, or email Bay of Is­lands Wine Tours at info@to­tal­tours.co.nz. Last Sun­day of ev­ery month: Caf­feine and Clas­sics Pro­tecta In­sur­ance brings you Caf­feine and Clas­sics — a monthly brunch open to all ve­hi­cles and held on the last Sun­day of each month at Smales Farm, just 5km north of the Auck­land Har­bour Bridge. From 9am to 12pm. Last Thurs­day of ev­ery month: Hamil­ton Cock and Bull Clas­sic Car Cruise-in Held from 5pm on­wards: spon­sored prizes, dis­counted drinks, plat­ters. All wel­come, car go­ing or not. Come and meet like-minded peo­ple. To make an en­quiry, phone Archie on 07 855 1071, or email clas­s­ic­cars13@xtra.co.nz. April 3: Waikato Tri­umph Car Show and Swap Meet Our an­nual show will be held at Castle­ton Park, Park Road, Te Awa­mutu, start­ing at 7.30am. En­try for show cars and driv­ers will be by gold-coin do­na­tion; while it will be $5 each for pas­sen­gers, $10 per site for swap-meet sellers, $5 for mem­bers of the pub­lic, and free for un­der-12s. All prof­its from the show will again go to the West­pac Res­cue He­li­copter, which we hope will make a visit on the day. Come along for clas­sic cars, hot rods, a bouncy cas­tle, give­aways, food and drink, and much more! April 3: North Can­ter­bury Clas­sic Tour This will be the 14th year of this pop­u­lar tour. En­try num­bers have var­ied over the years, from 78 (2003) to 252 (2007), with the av­er­age num­ber of en­tries 142. All clas­sic ve­hi­cles wel­come. Cars, vans, utes, trucks, cam­pers, and mo­tor­cy­cles — any age, body style, type, or con­di­tion. All en­trants will re­ceive a free New Zealand Clas­sic Car mag­a­zine and full-size poster. Meet at Hi-tech Build­ing Sys­tems, 656 Wairakei Road, Rus­s­ley, Christchurch, next to Bel Air Gar­dens and Ste­warts Clas­sic Car Col­lec­tion. Reg­is­tra­tions from 9am; tour to de­part pro­gres­sively from 9.30am. En­tries close off at 10am. Cost is $15 per ve­hi­cle. Or­ga­nized by Trevor Stan­leyJoblin, ph. 03 314 8628, fax 03 314 8618, email stan­car­_nzcc@hot­mail.com. April 10: All Ford Day, Fal­con Farewell Auck­land’s All Ford Day will roll back into Smales Farm, Taka­puna. Gates will open for the Ta­haroto Road en­try for show cars from 8.30am and for the pub­lic from 10am till 2pm. En­try for show cars and driv­ers will be free, pas­sen­gers and pub­lic will be $10 each, and un­der-13s free. There will be trade dis­plays, com­pe­ti­tions, chil­dren’s events, food, at­trac­tions, and ex­clu­sive bonuses for en­trants. We are pleased to an­nounce Va­ri­ety — the Chil­dren’s Char­ity as the pri­mary ben­e­fi­ciary, and the North Shore Hospice as our sec­ondary char­ity. Check out the web­site www. ford­day.com for up­dates, and look for ‘Auck­land All Ford Day’ on Face­book. April 22–25: Jowett Car Club Na­tional Rally, Whanganui Cars will travel to Whanganui from north of Auck­land and from the South Is­land. Ve­hi­cles will con­sist mainly of Javelin sa­loon cars, Jupiter sports cars, and Brad­ford trucks and vans. All ve­hi­cles have Jowett’s trade­mark hor­i­zon­tally op­posed en­gines. The best place to view the cars will be on the morn­ing of Satur­day April 23 from 10am till 11.30am at the Whanganui War Me­mo­rial Cen­tre, Watt Street (Queens’s Park), Whanganui. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion can be ob­tained at jowet­tnz.net or by phon­ing 021 827 148. May 30–June 1: Queen’s Birth­day on Queens Wharf Queen’s Birth­day on Queens Wharf is a free an­nual event that brings the best bits of Great Bri­tain to down­town Auck­land in a three-day event at­tract­ing more than 80,000 peo­ple. As part of the cel­e­bra­tion, Bri­tish sports, mu­sic, ob­jects, food, cul­ture, and ma­chines are all dis­played through­out Shed 10, The Cloud, and Queens Wharf, and shared with the at­tend­ing pub­lic. Cars are the jewel in the crown of this event — with ve­hi­cles span­ning 100 years of Bri­tish mo­tor­ing his­tory be­ing dis­played by re­tail­ers and clubs. New Mclaren, Bent­ley, and As­ton Martin mod­els share floor space with old MGS, Daim­lers, Mi­nis, a dou­ble-decker Lon­don bus, and brand-new Jaguars. Places are avail­able for Bri­tish car clubs now — con­tact info@fresh­con­cept.co.nz to book a spot to dis­play your ve­hi­cles. July 15–17: Gore Vin­tage Car Club 50th An­niver­sary The Gore branch cor­dially in­vites all past and present mem­bers and sup­port­ers to join it for its 50th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions. On Fri­day, there’ll be a Nog­gin and Nat­ter; on Satur­day, a rally and din­ner; and, on Sun­day morn­ing, tea and farewell. To reg­is­ter your in­ter­est, or for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Keith or Linda Nunn on ph. 03 208 5403.

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