Classic cars gear up for Manfeild meeting

23:00, Nov 07 2012

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.

Manawatu Standard