Do you crane your neck whenever you see a classic car cruising by? You’re not alone. In a city where every second car seems to be a silver sedan, vintage vehicles are wonderfully different
– and just as cool now as they were in their heyday.
The Auckland Brit & Euro Classic Car Show is a chance for people of all ages – from littlies to those in their twilight years – to get up close and personal with some of history’s most beautiful vehicles.
Building on the success of previous shows, hundreds of classic cars will be parked up and ready to be admired from 10am-3pm on March 1
at Pakuranga’s Lloyd Elsmore Park.
From the faithful Ford Escort to the small, but perfectly formed Mini Cooper, elegant e-type Jaguar to the magnificent Rolls Royce, there really is something for everyone.
Visitors can enjoy the autumn sunshine and have
a nosey at some of their favourite classic cars, and a few vintage motorcycles too, in a family-friendly environment and all for free.
With lots of auto eye candy on offer and plenty of pit stops along the way for hungry bellies, it really is an event you shouldn’t miss!
In 2015, a bunch of East Auckland classic car lovers joined forces and decided to share their passion for British and European classic motors with their community.
The goal was to provide a free, non-competitive event to suit everyone, from the keenest petrol head right through to the absolute vintage car virgin.
A seed of an idea grew, gained momentum and the end result was the first Auckland Brit & Euro Classic Car Show, held in March 2016.
Richard Waugh was among those who helped organise and drive the show’s success.
“We had 480 cars on show and some motorcycles too,” says Richard, who’s a member of Auckland’s Jaguar Drivers’ Club. “Between 3000-4000 people came along and we had overwhelmingly positive feedback from them.
“We’re volunteers – not paid professionals, but the show was enormously successful. I think that’s down to the nostalgia and remembering bygone days that were a little bit simpler. Classic cars are as evocative now as they were 50 or 60 years ago.”
2017 show video highlights © Warren Herbert
MERCEDES: Ken Williams and Graeme Collie. MG: Darryl Bretherton (Secretary), John Borchard and Tony Barbarich.
MINI: Stephen Broadbent and
Kevin Taylor. JAGUAR: Laurie Hayward and Richard Waugh
(Chairman). Richard Leech
Dave McRae (Treasurer).
ROTARY: Ian Rodger.
CITROEN: Kevin Beeby and