Vintage Car Club Easter Rally


vintage cars

vintage car

vintage car rally

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.

vintage beauty

vintage car rally truck

vintage car rally greymouth

Never ceases to amaze me the love and attention put into some of these old cars. They are works of art.

vintage car rally easter

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.

vintage car line up

easter vintage car rally

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.

classic car

classic car lineup

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.

vintage car glory

stuck in the mud vintage car rally

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.

classic car rally beauty

classic cars

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.

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About coastingnz

Jan and Stephen live on the Punakaiki coastline, north of Greymouth on the West Coast, NZ and run Breakers Boutique Accommodation. They both enjoy the outdoors and are passionate about things to see and do on the West Coast and would like to share their experiences with you.
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4 Responses to Vintage Car Club Easter Rally

  1. bulldog says:

    There are some brilliant old vehicles in these magnificent photos… watched the storm having a go at you down there, glad to hear all is well… and in typical “All Black” spirit, you all laugh in the face of adversity…

  2. coastingnz says:

    That is definitely the West Coast spirit here Bulldog – so good to see and makes you glad to live in such a caring community. Hope you are on the road to recovery now.

  3. Fergus Gold Post says:

    awesome cars…great photo!

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