Hundreds of car enthusiasts are preparing for New Zealand’s biggest classic car event.
The 44th Ellerslie Intermarque Concours and Classic Car Show will be held at Ellerslie Race Course on Sunday, February 12.
With 700 classic cars on show, alongside stalls offering vehicle grooming, paint restoration, and driving accessories there’s something for all.
The show will feature MG and Daimler ‘master class restorations’ as well as a series of unrestored cars all with their original bodywork, paint and upholstery.
Stuart Jordan, who’s a member of the Ford Model A Club, has been going to the car show since it began in 1972.
“I love the show, my wife and I go every year,” he said.
Jordan, 72, owns a 1930 cream and British racing green Ford Model T Ford that he takes out every weekend.
He said he’s used more paint on stone chips than he did on a repaint after he bought it.
“It’s a 10 foot car – meaning it looks good from 10 feet away,” Jordan said.
Jordan’s been into cars all his life.
In 1960 he bought his first car, an Austin 7, but quickly sold it and bought a 1928 Phaeton convertible for the speed.
He loves his current car because of how easy it is to maintain compared to other classics.
“I like to be able to get Christmas presents when I want them,” he said.
When he’s not driving his Model T he’s working at his chemical factory in Onehunga where the Ford Model A club is also based, so he’s always near vintage vehicles.
The Ellerslie Car Show is on February 12 from 10am to 4pm and costs $15, while kids under 12 can attend for free.
There’s also a 100km driving tour with 200 classic cars on 11 February ending with a picnic in St Heliers.
Published at Thu, 02 Feb 2017 01:18:27 +0000