Yank tanks all set to thrill
The American Vehicle Day will bring a change of pace at Trentham racecourse on Sunday, February 5, but horse power will still be what counts most
Organised by the Upper Hutt-based Moonshine Rod and Custom Club, the day is always popular.
More than 5000 people came along in good weather last year, one of the biggest turnouts since the event’s 1999 start-up.
Hardcore fans of American muscle cars, hot rods and Harley Davidsons will be more than happy.
More than 600 classic machines expected on display from the day’s 10am opening.
American vehicles among the lineup will range from old Model As through to the latest offerings from Dodge, Ford, Chevrolet and Harley Davidson.
Wellington’s biggest hot rod meeting always features plenty of USA-themed side events and entertainment too.
These include plenty of live music, a large number of trade displays, children’s rides, a hot dog eating contest and the always popular ’’Miss Moonshine Pin Up Fashion Parade’’.
Long established as one of the North Island’s biggest car events, the American Vehicle Day is the big happening of the year for the Moonshine Rod and Custom Club.
The club started in 1988 and, today, is based at clubrooms in Harcourt Pk, north of Upper Hutt.
Proceeds from the American Vehicle Day will go to for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand.
Entry on Sunday, February 5 is from Racecourse Rd, Trentham. Gates open at 10am. Admission is $10 for adults with under-15s admitted for free.
Upper Hutt’s Allan Hartley with his big block Chev powered dragster at the 2016 American Vehicle Day.