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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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.