Automotive nostalgia draws the crowds

More than 1000 cars were displayed to the public at this year’s Auckland Brit and Euro Classic Car Show. Allison Eagles, left, and Deryck Freeland with Allison’s 1965 Riley Elf. Times photo Wayne Martin

Heavy rain the day before didn’t damper the spirits of the thousands of people who turned out to enjoy a spectacular display of motoring nirvana.

More than 1000 cars were exhibited to the public at this year’s Auckland Brit and Euro Classic Car Show, staged at Lloyd Elsmore Park in Pakuranga on Sunday.

Organiser Reverend Dr Richard Waugh says after a very wet Saturday he was delighted with the sunshine on Sunday.

He says the event drew a diverse crowd and only a small number of vehicles were withdrawn from the show due to the weather.

“I was intrigued walking around seeing people of all ages and cultures enjoying this accessible event.”

He says a personal highlight from the show was seeing a flyover, and the performance of aerial figure eights”, by NZ Warbirds at Ardmore historic aircraft including a Tiger Moth and a Proctor.

“That was a delight. Thanks also to our sponsors, particularly Times Newspapers and the Howick Local Board.”

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