CAFFEINE & GASOLINE
As many car enthusiasts from the upper part of the country are likely to be aware, the organizers of Caffeine and Classics, a free monthly car meet held at Smales Farm business park in Takapuna, Auckland, have had to implement some changes to keep things viable. Due to the massive numbers the event was pulling, a general cut-off was introduced — to attend, cars now have to be either older than 30 years, or scratch-built, an obscure or exotic model, or not generally used as a daily-driver. But the news we’re writing about here concerns an all-new event, catering for those vehicles that may have been displaced by these updates. “We have made some changes to our current Caffeine and Classics meeting and it has created a lot of discussion,” explained Colin Marshall, from organizer Protecta Insurance. “There was already a need and desire from the Caffeine and Classics faithful for another event south of Auckland city. The time is now right for another event to start at Hampton Downs.”
The event in question is the new meeting Caffeine and Gasoline, which will follow the same formula as Caffeine and Classics in being held on the morning of the last Sunday of every month, beginning 28 October.
As Colin mentioned, the location for Caffeine and Gasoline is Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, and the event will feature extra coffee and food vendors, in addition to the Hampton Downs café.
Caffeine and Gasoline will be managed on the day by Hampton Downs staff and be open from 10am to all special-interest vehicles of any origin or style. Even better, being located where it is, the track attractions are right there for anyone keen to make the most of the Sunday!
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