Ford and Holden fans can start their engines, with the return of the Ford vs Holden Day to Tui Brewery planned for Sunday 30th August. This will be the second of five car and bike shows taking place as part of the 2020 Mangatainoka Motors Show & Shine series from July through to November.
Spectators can expect to see Holden and Ford lovers go head to head, putting their wheels on show for an epic day out, under the Tui Tower. This will be the third time that Mangatainoka Motors have featured Ford vs Holden Day, and it’s by far its most popular of the series. In 2019 a mammoth 380 vehicles travelled from all over the north island to be part of it, with hundreds more people coming to check out the range of vehicles on display.
Event organiser Kate Steminger said “We’re thrilled to have the Toki Motors Show & Shine events back underway, after delaying them due to COVID, and Ford vs Holden will be the best one yet. We’re optimistic that we’ll be back in Level 1 by the time this event is due to take place, so at this stage, we’re forging ahead with our plans, and can’t wait to welcome people from near and far to put their rides on show for another epic day out.”
Ford and Holden car and bike enthusiasts can register their wheels for just $10. Spectators are also very welcome, with free entry and live music on offer, along with great food, beer and other refreshments available for all.
Tui Brewery will put all proceeds from registrations towards the show’s regular beneficiary, the Mangatainoka Reserve Restoration Project.
For more details, and to register your vehicle, head to www.tuihq.co.nz...
Words and picture from Louise Thomas.
"It's often as hard to get one of these sitting down as it is to get one in flight. Welcome swallow/warou (Hirundo neoxena). The pink background is caused by the colourful pink aquatic weeds on the fresh water pond at Pauatahanui. Usually hawking in a circuit over the pond, one of the swallows rested briefly to have a good stretch on a stick poking out of the water."
This should not be too tough. What are your favourite memories of this gentleman and his store?