Fords, Holden on for Starship
Fair suck of the sav, mate, Feilding and District’s resident Australians are about to do a Dame Nellie Melba and hog the limelight.
Struth, it’ll be nothing but ‘‘Aussie, Aussie, Aussie’’ as hundreds of spiffy-looking Ockers cruise by, before accumulating en masse at Manfeild in all their flamin’ green and gold glory.
And not only local Aussies. They’ll be driving in from Wellington and even from Auckland.
Lest Manawatu ressies get their knickers in a knot about this motorised invasion, it should be pointed out that these Aussie invaders are of the four-wheeled variety. This gathering from across the ditch is the fifth annual Manawatu Ford Club’s All Aussie Car Day show.
Manawatu Ford Club president Dwayne Burrell says the event should draw up to 200 entries in support of the Starship Foundation.
That’s a far cry from the inaugural ‘‘weather-bombed’’ event held in Palmerston North in 2012 when just 60 cars turned out.
As in past years, all proceeds will be donated to the Starship Foundation.
‘‘It’s a great day and a great cause,’’ Dwayne says.
To date, the event has raised $8000 for the charity which supports Starship’s national air ambulance service, provides vital medical equipment, as well as funding staff training, research, and family support systems.
‘‘The show is open to all Australian-built cars – Ford, Hol- den, Chrysler, Leyland, Rambler and so on.’’
Show car entries cost $10, and that comes with automatic entry into the draw for more than $1000 worth of donated prizes. Feel like going along and having a dekko?
Spectators – or those driving non-Aussie cars – can be in like Flynn for just a gold coin donation, as well as voting for the People’s Choice award.
There will be live music from Palmy band Inferno, food, stalls and other entertainment.
For more info, email email@example.com or call Dwayne on 027 271 7776.
Check it out on facebook.com/AllAussieCarDay. It’ll be bonzer.
Manawatu Ford Club president Dwayne Burrell with his mint, black 1972 XA Falcon and a performance Falcon model which was on loan for last year’s All Aussie Car Day show.