This Whanganui event is held every two years, normally by the Rotary Club. However, this year River City Rodders took over the event. All proceeds from the gold-coin donation for entry is given to a charity.

As always, this is a well-attended event. This year over 500 entries came through the gates, be they classic or a modern cars, motorbikes, fire engines or a dragster (and yes, there was one).

Not only lot of cars were on site, but the variety of cars was astonishing; German, French, Italian, Swedish, American, Australian, British – and maybe some others countries I missed out. No offence to them, but there were so many vehicles to look at it was hard to get around them all.

An interesting event was ‘Rocker Cover Racing’, where anyone could get an old tappet cover, mount some wheels on it and race it against others. Great fun to watch, and some of the effort put into the racers was huge.

Enjoy the car-porn slide show!

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Fred Alvrez
How on earth to start this? I've been car/bike/truck crazy since I was a teen. Like John, I had the obligatory Countach poster on the wall. I guess I'm more officially into classic and muscle cars than anything else - I currently have a '65 Sunbeam Tiger that left the factory the same day as I left the hospital as a newborn with my mother. How could I not buy that car? In 2016 my wife and I drove across the USA in a brand-new Dodge Challenger, and then shipped it home. You can read more on We did this again in 2019 in a 1990 Chev Corvette - you can read about that trip on DriveLife. I'm a driving instructor and an Observer for the Institute of Advanced Motorists - trying to do my bit to make our roads safer.


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