18 car man­u­fac­tur­ers were there to put on a dis­play, here’s our snap­shot.

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IT MAY HAVE BEEN THE 50TH AN­NIVER­SARY OF the coun­try’s big­gest agri­cul­ture event, but over four days in Hamil­ton’s Mys­tery Creek Event Cen­tre, 17 ‘car’ man­u­fac­tur­ers have turned the New Zealand Na­tional Agri­cul­tural Fiel­d­ays into one of the big­gest mo­tor shows in the South­ern Hemip­shere. With no more ‘con­ven­tional’ Aus­tralian or New Zealand mo­tor shows, many au­to­mo­tive man­u­fac­tur­ers fo­cus their en­er­gies onto Fiel­d­ays, to take ad­van­tage of the 130,000 vis­i­tors look­ing for a Fiel­d­ays spe­cial. With sur­pris­ingly solid weather in the Waikato for much of the du­ra­tion of Fiel­d­ays, it was a lit­tle sur­pris­ing to dis­cover the half-cen­te­nary event did not set record num­bers, just fall­ing short of the 2017 num­ber by just two-per­cent – or less than 3000 peo­ple. Still, 130,866 peo­ple passed through the gates to see 1059 ex­hibitors, and many of the big­gest and best be­ing the au­to­mo­tive brands. Se we took a stroll around the grounds to see who was there and what they had to show.

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