Cars Cruise the Coast.

The Tribune (NZ) - - GARDENING -

It may not have been the weather for swim­ming but who said you can only go to the beach in the sum­mer. A good turn-out braved the chill, ar­riv­ing at reg­is­tra­tion in Palmy be­tween 6.30 and 7am, warmed them­selves up with hot drinks from the Cof­fee Go Go girls, only to then be told at the brief­ing we were all go­ing to be head­ing to the beach. With the roads be­ing cold, damp and shady in those early hours, we scoped the route to drive in con­voy mainly on the High­ways, stay­ing away from the back coun­try roads for this run. Leav­ing Palmer­ston North we trav­elled out through Long­burn and turned to drive out through Ran­giotu, down Hi­matangi Block Road, back onto the Shan­non High­way, then into Kere Kere Road, Ridge Road, Hick­ford Road, Newth Road be­fore we got back onto the State High­way once again. From here we headed to Waitarere and out to the beach where we stopped for a catch up, pit stop and a few photo op­por­tu­ni­ties of clas­sic cars by the surf, although the sea was very calm. The day turn­ing out to be crisp with rays of sun­shine streak­ing through the early morn­ing cloud, mak­ing for a very pleas­ant and pic­turesque drive. From the beach it was back out to the State High­way where we trav­elled through Levin and onto Ohau, then Manakau be­fore turn­ing right and head­ing out to Waikawa beach, where we found a small set­tle­ment of houses lead­ing down to the river which me­an­ders out to the sea. It seems a beach that not a lot of our CCBC mem­bers have been to, or haven’t been there for a very long time. Af­ter a short stop it was on the road again head­ing back to Levin, where seventy five of us en­joyed a well cooked and very well de­served hot kiwi break­fast at Cobb & Co.

The Lucky prizes that were handed out were do­nated by Danny’s Auto Ser­vices. David & Shar­ron Spall and Lor­raine and Danny McKenna. The car of the month was John’s fan­tas­tic GMC 1958 V8 truck.

Cans of food do­nated from the morn­ing were later de­liv­ered to Aro­hanui Hospice in Palmer­ston North.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the Clas­sic Car Break­fast Club, con­tact Ge­off & Glenys Boy­den on A/H 06 356 9667. Fax 06 356 9657. Mo­bile 027 230 4413 or E-mail gg­boy­den@xtra.co.nz Fol­low us on Face­book Clas­sic Car Break­fast Club.

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