Months of organisation will pay off this Sunday when Bay motoring enthusiasts are treated to a display of some of the region’s finest and most interesting wheels.
Organised as a fundraiser by Mount Maunganui Rotary Club, the Show Off Your Wheels event is just that – a chance for car-lovers to show off the vehicles they love at Mount Maunganui College.
Chris Churchward, from Pacific Toyota, will be promoting the dealership’s support for the community at this Sunday’s Show Off Your Wheels display at Mount Maunganui College. Photo by Tracy Hardy.
When Bay Driver spoke with him earlier in the week, event organiser Les Creswell said about 175 vehicles are confirmed for individual sites, with more registrations still coming in.
Les expects highlights to include the sleek and sporty Denny Hulme Supercar, along with two of the fire service’s newest rescue vehicles, seven immaculately restored military vehicles, vintage traction engines and a group of VW Combi vans.
“We also have a number of Segways that the public will be able to have a play on for a gold coin donation, so I’m sure a lot will love that.”
Visitors will also have a chance to kick the tyres on cars offered by a handful of dealerships, with each using it as a chance to showcase something different.
Duncan and Ebbett sales manager Glenn Cranston says it is a great chance to show people the prestige brands it is offering with Jaguar, Rover and Volvo at the dealership, which opened in Hewletts Rd in December.
“We’re excited about the chance it gives us to let people know what we are doing.”
Pacific Toyota sales manager Chris Churchward will be displaying a handful of the vehicles it sponsors community groups with.
“As part of Toyota’s ethos for supporting the community, we have always provided vehicles for rescue helicopter, surf lifesaving and other organisations that are helping make a difference, so we will have some of them on display.”
Other dealerships taking part are Farmer Motor Group, Coombes BMW, and Bay of Plenty Honda.
The show runs at Mount Maunganui College on Sunday, February 23, from 10am-4.30pm. For details, visit www.showoffyourwheelsautoshow.com
Visitors are encouraged to use parking at the college or Omanu Primary School.