Despite the weather putting on four seasons in one day, this year’s Kaitangata Car Show and Run was a hit on Saturday. Classic Cadillacs, Holdens, Fords and more were on show in all their restored glory.
There was extra ground space available for the cars to park up on this year which speaks to the popularity of the event.
This year the show was fundraising for Crescent Rugby Football Club and Tokomairiro Early Learning Centre.
The Kai Car Show and Run is in its seventh year and there was a great turn out. Show Secretary Louise McLaren estimated there were 350 cars on display. The committee aimed to make the show bigger, better and more family-friendly this year. Louise wishes to thank the effort of all involved to achieve this goal, "The commitment of the stall holders, the fab turnout regardless of the terrible forecast. The respectful drivers and attendees on the run and all the volunteers and committee members who work their butts of to make the event happen. ”Louise also wishes to thank the Kai B rugby team for the "amazing" hangi they prepared for the prize giving.While it did rain, there were many dry, humid spells which were great for spectating the painstakingly groomed and cared for vehicles.
Children were catered to with bouncy castles, orbs, colouring competitions and mini-jeeps. There was a great selection of food and beverages available from many stalls. Part of the attraction of the Kai Car Show and Run is that every year the run is a mystery with the map of the run released early on the day. This year participants enjoyed a cruise which stopped at Greenfield Tavern in Clydevale.
My Little Local was a proud sponsor of the Kai Car Show and Run providing a button with information for participants and spectators.
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It is all about the taking part but below are a list of the 2018 winners.
Kaitangata Car Show & Run Awards
Best Overall/Committee’s Choice: #191 Barry & Liz Carmichael - Chev Impala Sports Coupe.Entrants Choice: #126 Damian Green, Quentin Proctor, Brad Proctor - KailuxPeoples Choice: Graham Baird - 59 Plymouth SuburbanBest Presented: #47 Wayne Dunlop - 59 Cadillac DeVilleMost Unique: #220 Danny & Lavina Bisschop - 1948 Ford BonusBest Japanese: #306 Murdoch - Datsun 120y sssBest British: #253 Jon Leng - FordBest Mopar: #94 Chris Labes - Chrysler Valiant AP6Best Holden: #102 Steve Maxwell - 1965 HD HoldenBest Ford: #95 Duncan Mac Tavish - Ford Mk 1 CortinaBest Hot Rod: #125 Nyall Price - 36 Ford RoadsterBest American: #47 Wayne Dunlop - 59 Cadillac
Top 3 Bikes: #162 Rodger Weatherall - 1986 Honda#66 Keith Harrison - Honda VTX 1800#179 Richard Morahan - Triumph America Bonneville‘The Don’ Trophy: Ross Peterson/Paul Maguire - XA FalconPublicans Choice: Graham Baird - 59 Plymouth SuburbanHard Luck: Louise Mclaren & Brad Hosking - ‘another dodgy hosky fix’
Colouring Competition:0-5 yo - 1st:Jack Maybee2nd: Harper Hosking3rd: Hunter Owen6-10 yo - 1st Reid McDonald2nd: Jenson3rd: Brylee Darmody11-13 yo - 1st Alissa Atkin-coutts2nd: Claudia & Narz3rd: Jordan Atkin-coutts
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