ALL AMER­I­CAN WEEK­END

Words and pho­tos: Quin­ton Tay­lor

New Zealand Classic Car - - CONTENTS -

The All Amer­i­can Week­end in Ti­maru has be­come some­thing of an in­sti­tu­tion in South Can­ter­bury, with the 16th an­nual event held on Novem­ber 18, 2017.

The fun week­end is or­ga­nized by South Can­ter­bury Vin­tage Car Club mem­bers Bill and Shona Weir, along with Dar­ren Lad­brook, and it al­ways at­tracts a good turnout for two days of re­laxed fun.

“It’s not an of­fi­cial South Can­ter­bury Vin­tage Car Club event; we just help fa­cil­i­tate it and help run it. We al­ways get a great turnout, and the weather to­day has been bril­liant,” Bill said.

The week­end was aimed at ev­ery­thing Amer­i­can, from hot rods to clas­sics, in­clud­ing trucks and trac­tors and mo­tor­cy­cles, with a lot of US flags in ev­i­dence.

The event was also a fundraiser for the lo­cal branch of Heart Kids, and, with hot sum­mer con­di­tions, the week­end got off to a great start with the aim be­ing to raise at least a quar­ter of the an­nual funds needed for the run­ning of this or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Nearly 70 ve­hi­cles turned up at the Caro­line Bay assem­bly area on Satur­day af­ter­noon for the cruise, fin­ish­ing with a bar­be­cue north of Ti­maru at the Pleas­ant Point Ho­tel. The evening en­ter­tain­ment saw a drive-in movie ses­sion at Ti­maru In­ter­na­tional Mo­tor Race­way.

Sun­day was the pub­lic dis­play back in the Caro­line Bay recre­ation area, and a big crowd turned out to look over some 160 cars, trucks, and trac­tors, along with an ar­ray of food and trade stalls.

If you are keen to take part in the next event, to be held over Novem­ber 17–18, 2018, then ei­ther con­tact the or­ga­niz­ers on 027 437 7087 or via al­lamer­i­can­ti­maru@gmail.com.

Top: En­trants in the Satur­day cruise be­gin to ar­rive Above: Tidy Chevro­let pickup fol­lows the group out of the bay Be­low left: Early Plymouth dressed up and cruis­ing Be­low right: This ’45 Ford pickup may well have seen war ser­vice

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