Car enthusiasts spoilt for choice

ROSEMARY MCLENNAN
Last updated 13:18 06/02/2013
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ROSEMARY McLENNAN
Best of British: British Car Club Wellington branch president Stan Edmonds of Tawa will be showing his original condition 1962 3000cc Wolseley 699 at the British Car Day on Sunday. Its first owner lived in Timaru. Second owner Mr Edmonds, left, with son Jonathan, bought it 25 years ago. The vehicle has original carpets and upholstery. Traditional 4 ply tyres have been replaced with radial tyres, which help compensate for the lack of power steering. Similar models were used as police vehicles in Britain. The Edmonds take the car on trips away and club outings. It is surprisingly economical to run on long trips, Mr Edmonds says.

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Car enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice with two events in Upper Hutt this Sunday, February 10.

Harcourt Park will be the base for "Super Chevy Sunday" from 10am till 2pm while at Trentham Memorial Park will be the popular British Car Day.

Super Chevy Sunday is in its third year. It is organised by the Wellington Chevrolet Club which meets on the second Sunday of the month in its clubrooms in Upper Hutt.

Members work to preserve and restore classic Chevrolet cars and invite owners to display their vehicles on the day.

Hundreds of British cars, motorbikes and even buses and fire engines will be on show at the British Car Day which has been held annually in Upper Hutt for many years.

It is also an opportunity for the owners of classic and older vehicles to inquire about membership of the British Car Club or the many single marque car clubs.

British Car Day, Trentham Memorial Park, 10am till 3pm, entry via Barton Rd. Entry $5 per exhibiting vehicle. Gold coin per person entry for spectators. Proceeds to Wellington and Wairarapa Free Ambulance services. Food, drinks on sale, BYO picnics. Inquiries Lyn or Keith Shackleton 973 2904, email: theshacks@paradise.net.nz.

Super Chevy Sunday, Harcourt Park, 10am till 2pm. Entry gold coin each person or $5 a car to Wellington Free Ambulance. Refreshments on sale. Inquiries Phil 027 629 5004.

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