Roddy to roll

Bay Rodders president Lynne Paton is revved up for the Winterblast this weekend. Photo: Daniel Hines.

Some of the best classic cars, hot rods and motorcycles will be on show in Tauranga’s CBD this weekend.

The Bay Rodders Winterblast will take over the Spring Street carpark building on Sunday, June 20, so people can head along regardless of the winter weather.

Club president Lynne Paton says there is normally 200-to-300 cars at the annual display, but she’s hoping this year it will be more like 400, filling up most of the parking building.

An automotive swap meet will also be part of the day’s activities.

The Sunday show, from 9am to 1pm, is part of the annual Winterblast festivities that sees hot rod enthusiasts come from all over the North Island, says Lynne.

“The event goes all weekend, but on Sunday the club loves to put on this display for the public,” she says.

Anyone with a classic car, hot rod, special interest car or cool motorbike is invited to head along and display their ride, says Lynne.

For those showing a vehicle, the carpark will be open from 7am to 9am. Exhibitors are asked to keep cars on display until after 1pm for safety reasons.

Bay Rodders will make a donation to I AM HOPE, the organisation that focusses you younger people’s mental health.

Entry to the event on Sunday is $5 for adults, $12 for families (two adults and two children), and free for children under five. For those displaying a vehicle the driver entry is free.

An ‘automotive swapper and trade’ site will also be available at the show.

For more information contact Lynne on: 027 2233129 or Ross on: 021915418.


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