Those who lined the roadside when the cavalcade of rods, streeters and classic cars came through from Mangawhai will get a close-up and personal view of their own on Easter Sunday with the fundraising Waipu Lions Car and Bike Show set to bring a big splash of colour and some serious conversation among petrolheads and the interested public.
Waipu Lions invite car enthusiasts everywhere to get their cars and bikes out of their sheds, fire them up and join the parade for an end of summer fundraising display at the Caledonian Park.
“Ideally we would like to grow this into an annual event,” says Waipu Lions spokesman Ron Cave, who walks the talk having a ’64 Caddy Coupe de Ville, a ’71 SS Chevelle and a ’68 Camaro convertible in his stable.
All owners are encouraged to bring along their pride and joy regardless of condition, age or state of restoration.
There will be no charge to parade vehicles and there will be prizes for various categories such as American muscle cars, European cars, Holdens, Fords plus the legendary two-wheelers – Harley, Triumph, Ducatti and Moto Guzzi.
Food and drinks available at the park (being Easter, Waipu eateries will also be open for business) plus a complimentary shuttle will be available for exhibitors to get to and from Waipu Cove.
This will be a big Easter for Waipu. With the annual Gala on Easter Saturday, the Car and Bike Show will add to the vibrance and colour of the village and is bound to be a big drawcard for locals and out-of-towners alike.
The show is a fundraiser for a group of 20 students from Bream Bay College to travel to Samoa in September, the purpose of which is immersion into a new and exciting culture.
The students will staying in fale-type accommodation as well as attend and deliver books to local Samoan schools.
What: Waipu Lions Car and Bike Show.
When: 10am-4pm Easter Sunday, March 27.
Where: Caledonian Park, Waipu.
Who: Enquiries to Ron 021 992 445.
CLASSICS: Ron Cave’s ’71 Chevelle and Harley Davidson make a classic matching pair.