bbrrrrrrmmmm, bbrrrrrrrrmmmm – it’s that time again, another car rally but this time it’s the turn of the vintage cars. Easter weekend saw the Greymouth BP 2 Go Vintage Car Club of New Zealand 2014 National South Island Easter Rally – hosted by the West Coast branch. Whew that is quite the mouth full. As for the cars well some of them were quite mouth watering to see.
Never ceases to amaze me the love and attention put into some of these old cars. They are works of art.
The cars dated from 1910 to 1980 and people traveled from Invercargill at the bottom of the South Island and Whangarei in the North Island to show off their pride and joy.
Unfortunately the weather wasn’t so good with cyclone Ita hitting the North Island and her flicking her tail at the West Coast on Thursday before Easter causing much destruction and bringing shocking weather with strong winds and heavy rain.
In true West Coast style though “the show must go on”. There was an open day to the public at the Omoto Racecourse in Greymouth and I heard one visitor commenting “the track is soft and wet – a heavy track” with a giggle. He wasn’t wrong though and for some the conditions proved too wet requiring a little bit of help from the public to get moving.
All in all though it was a good representation and gave many people a good reprieve from the work of the storm and something to smile about.
Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. They enjoy getting out and about and exploring the many wonders that help make up the West Coast of the Southern Alps.