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Classic cars & hot rods take over carpark building

Lynne Paton.

The Bay Rodders Winterblast is taking over a carpark building in Tauranga this weekend.

Classic cars, hot rods, vintage, special interest cars and motorcycles will be on display on each level of the Spring St carpark building in Tauranga on Sunday June 30.

President of the club Lynne Paton says there is normally 200-300 cars at the annual display but thinks that this year it may be up around 400, filling up the parks of the car park building. An automotive swap meet will also be part of the day’s activities.

“This event on Sunday is part of our annual mid-year event that Bay Rodders host over the weekend with about 80 cars and 150-160 people attending from all over the North Island,” says Lynne.

For club members and those attending from out of town, the Winterblast starts Friday night at the Bay Rodders clubrooms. There’s a light dinner Friday night and a Saturday breakfast, before everyone sets off on a mystery drive and lunch. Saturday night is an evening of dinner and dance with the theme ‘American Icon’.

“The Winterblast event goes all weekend, but on the Sunday the club loves to put on this display for the public to come and see.”

Bay Rodders also invites all those with a classic car, hot rod, special interest car or cool motorbike to come along and show off their ride to the public.

“The carpark will be open to entrants from 7am to 9am. We ask all cars and bikes to stay on display until 1pm for safety reasons.”

Entry to the Spring St car park will be from the Wharf St end of Durham St.

Everyone with a cars or motorcycle on display will be eligible to enter the entrant prize draw at 1pm. There are some great prizes up for grabs and including the club’s major giveaway of a 42'' TV and a Hot Rodders Garage neon sign from 'Neon Effect'.

Entry to the show on Sunday June 30 is $5 for adults, families $12 (two adults and two children), and free for children under five.

An ‘automotive swapper and trade’ site will be available on Sunday at the car display event. For more information on this contact Lynne on: 027 2233129 or Ross on: 021915418.

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