Classic cars gear up for Manfeild meeting

Last updated 12:00 08/11/2012

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Cars of all eras, types and designs will be on display at the MG Classic race meeting at Manfeild this weekend.

In its 27th year, there will be a huge range of categories, with 300 cars, many rare and exotic.

Muscle cars, pre-65s, the BMW category, sports and GTs will be on show in racing on Saturday and Sunday.

Club spokesman Ron Robertson was excited to have a display of old and new MGs, along with a vast range of vehicles.

He said there would also be "a couple of Ferraris, including Tim O'Connor's incredible works-built 458 racing car".

"It has only just arrived in the country and is one of a kind in New Zealand."

Robertson said Neil Moore, who drives his 1951 Jowett Jupiter from Auckland, would compete again - with no more preparation than pumping up the car tyres.

"I have never seen him without a big smile on his face."

This year's meeting does not include the F5000 racing series.

Entry is $10 per adult on Saturday, $15 on Sunday.

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- Manawatu Standard

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