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