A vintage day out for car enthusiasts
A crowd of vintage car enthusiasts from as far afield as Auckland, Whakata¯ ne, and Martinborough travelled to Waikareao Station, Pukehou, last month as part of the Hawke’s Bay Vintage Car Club Annual Tour.
The weather turned on a prefect day for a picnic at Waikareao Station were the crowd learnt about the history of the farm and homestead.
The owners Trish and Steve Anstis, as fairly new owners, asked long-time local Peter Coleman to give a talk on the station’s history.
The crowd enjoyed the park-like surrounds of rose gardens and orchards — with the pool surrounded by roses.
The Hawke’s Bay Vintage Car Club paid to enter the property and Trish and Steve donated the proceeds of $550 to the Hawke’s Bay rescue helicopter.
Helen Ball of the HBVCC gave the Anstis’ top marks for all they had done to bring the rose garden back to life.
The homestead was looking its best for the occasion.
A vintage lineup of cars from the Hawke’s Bay Vintage Car Club Annual Tour on the lawn at Waikareo Station last month.
The shiny sight of a paddock-full of vintage beauties.