Aug 28

The Hamilton Hot Rod Club 60th Anniversary

Back in 1959, a group of Hamilton teenagers decided to form a hot rod club. Auckland Hot Rod Club had just been formed, so Barry Westmore, Vern Wilson, Bob Comer, Don Roy, Brian Thexton and Peter Olsen met one Sunday and formed the second hot rod club in New Zealand. They had their first meeting at Brian Thextons’ parents’ house. A tag-along 13-year-old kid who liked old cars also turned up. His name was Graham ‘Cub’ Roberts. Graham is still a member of Hamilton Hot Rob Club today. If you have the time to celebrate with us on 28th September, please make contact with us. We have a little rod run planned for part of the day. In the evening we’re meeting at the Classic Car Museum in Frankton for a get together to remember those friendships and the clubs’ journey through 60 years. We’re also looking for any old pictures of the early years of HHRC and those stories that still make you laugh or cry some 60 years on. Come and tell us those stories in person; we’d love to hear from you. Our contact address is Hamilton.hotrodclub@gmail.com

Sep 01

Henry Ford Memorial Day Display & Swap Meet

Hosted by the Waikato Mustang Owners Club at the Claudelands Event Centre. Entry from 8am via Gate 4 on Brooklyn Rd. Open to the vehicles of Henry Ford from 1900 to the present. Entry fees: $10 per show car, $10 for each adult/spectator, Free entry for kids under 12 accompanied by an adult, swap sites are $15 and trade stand sites are $25. Proceeds to Waikato Air Ambulance. No Dogs allowed. (rain date: 22nd September). Info: Paul, 027 548 8145 or Bob 027 478 5912.

Sep 01

Father’s Day Drags

Hosted by the American Muscle Car Club at Meremere Dragway.

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