Auckland Club Past Events 2008
Kaiaua Fish & Chip Run – 29th June
Article and photos by Margaret & Paul Broadbent
Amidst fears that the weather would play havoc with the number of cars brave
enough to come on the run, a good number of hardy AMOC members turned up with
their pride and joy, at the BP at Bombay on Sunday morning.
When we set off, our convoy comprised 18 Mustangs, 1 Chrysler 300, 1 PT Cruiser,
1 Calais, 1 RAV4, 1 Porsche and 2 virtual cars (no names mentioned, Graham and
Keith!) The 1 motorbike ducked for cover and ended up hitching a ride in a
With Lance as the “Run Captain” and Paul as the Tail End Charlie, the convoy was
able to stay pretty well together for the whole trip. We stopped just before
Kaiaua, when Lance decided to mix things up a little and try some off roading,
turning onto a dirt track, full of very large puddles, that led onto the beach.
This seriously sorted out the men from the boys! A few opted out and kept on
going to the Pub, while most traded a very grubby Muzzie for a spectacular view
of the Firth of Thames.
Then, on to the Pub or Takeaway shop for, as usual, the best fish n chips to be
had. Well replete, we headed off again for Kawakawa Bay where we gave the dairy
worker RSI rolling excessively large ice creams for all. After that, we made our
own way home, with only 2 cars stopping at Maraetai for a coffee.
Once again, a very good day driving through some magnificent countryside, in
amazing cars, to eat fantastic food, with great people in beautiful sunny mid
winter weather. What more could anyone ask?
Mid-winter Xmas Dinner – 28th June
Article and photos by Dianna Borland
An added extra to the AMOC social calendar this year, was a Mid Year Christmas
Dinner, held at the Howick Club, East Auckland, organised by the Events Manager,
Margaret Broadbent. Members from the West and even over the bridge, braved the
wintery conditions to join in the celebrations and revelry of the night. The
menu was full of Christmas fare, including yummy Christmas pudding and pavlova.
Santa (although not seen) dropped by and left pressies for one and all. The
dance floor soon beckoned, with the sounds of “Mustang Sally” ringing through
the place. A great night, with wonderful company - what more could you ask for,
when the weather conditions outside were so cold and miserable.
Model Shop Run – 8th June
Article and Photos by Craig Borland
With Paul and Margaret in tow we reached the start point some 10 minutes late.
Fingers crossed that the team had not departed. No fears – six Mustangs proudly
lined up and all but ready to go. Then a new red Shelby arrives and heads for
the front of the queue. “A bit late Ken” I asked. “Ten minutes to spare” replies
Ken. “We start at 10am” I respond. “What about the 10.30am start” Ken fires
back. The look on my face tells a story. “Whoops – I am a bit late”. Time to go
and nine cars head off in showery weather although a fine outlook predicted
later. Stokers in Greenlane was our first stop – one of their bigger crowds for
Sunday morning I suspect. Yours truly lashes out and spends $50 (10% discount
without asking – very nice). A couple of other purchases made by others. We then
head north to Silverdale, with coffee at the BP stop on route – very tasteful I
Another purchase at our next model shop by yours truly - $120 this time. The men
were a bit quiet for this visit but not the ladies. They arrived from their
shopping jaunt with Bendon bags galore. I suspect nice underwear for the men!
Kaukapakapa Hotel for lunch (traditional hamburgers and chips with a relaxing
drink) then Helensville for our last stop of the day at the local model shop.
Good variety of models but my spending money had disappeared. A pleasant day and
if the models did not appeal then the company did. As usual plenty of
conversation and laughs. And we had the sight of a new Shelby leading the pack.
I suspect we will see plenty of this car over the coming years. A fabulous sight
Monterey Park – Sunday
18th May 2008
Article and Photos by Margaret & Paul Broadbent
Sunday, 18th May 10.30am saw 18 of our club’s finest lined up in the brilliant
sunshine in Beaumont Street ready, for a fun day at Monterey Park in Greenhithe.
As the day was so beautiful, we decided to take a cruise to St Heliers and back,
before heading out to Monterey Park. The convertibles were in their element!
There was plenty of interest in our convoy and we even passed several “non club”
Mustangs – let’s hope they saw what they are missing out on and join up soon! It
was good to meet up with new members, as well.
On arrival at Monterey Park, the Mustang boots disgorged folding chairs, tables
and all manner of food. We set up our picnic lunch in the middle of the car park
and ate before exploring the Park. Our group this time contained more than usual
family groups and it was lovely to be at a venue that suited adults and children
In the Motor Museum several club members (no names!) recognised their first (and
sometimes second) cars – does that make the cars old or the members old or both!
Most of us enjoyed a ride on the train and then were fascinated by the 4 seasons
model trains. There has been some serious hard work done setting them all up.
After strolling through the grounds and looking at all the miniature buildings,
including very realistic models of the Ferry Building and the Museum, we arrived
at the model boats. There was awesome detail in these and it would be fantastic
to return there on a “live” day to see them in action.
Many of our group said, like us, that this was their first trip to Monterey Park
after always wanting to visit and not getting around to it. We all agreed that
the trip was well overdue. We had a wonderful day – brilliant weather, great
venue, the best cars and congenial company. What more could you ask for?
Beachhop – 30th
April – 4th May 2008
“Held in the popular seaside holiday
resort of Whangamata the 5 day festival celebrates the music, culture, fashion,
music, hot rods, motorbikes, dancing, dragsters, scooters of this golden era.
The festival has grown from 4,000 to over 70,000 people in just 5 years. This
makes it one of the largest events of its kind in the world. All proceeds raised
are donated to emergency services in the area.” From the Beachhop website,
they confirmed 1,265 cars registered, of which it is noted that 112 were
weather was fine and sunny during 4 of the 5 days for the Beachhop, which must
have been a huge relief for Noddy and his team of dedicated workers. It was
estimated over 80,000 people checked out the event. See
www.thehop.co.nz for over 10,000
Matakana – 27th
In drizzling rain, 10 Mustangs and 3x
“pretenders” in their 4x door muzzies met at the Poenamo Hotel in Northcote,
with anticipation of a fine run to Matakana Country Park. About 10:45am we hit
the road, and made a small detour at Silverdale to pick up a couple of “Northeners”.
From there it was pretty much in convoy all the way to lunch. Unfortunately the
rain persisted most of the way, but the sun did manage to peek through just as
we arrived at our destination. The lunch fare was either in the “RD 6”
Restaurant or at the Country Kitchen Café, then a stroll through the Art Gallery
and Craft Co-op. From here the convoy dispersed, with a number of members
driving down to the Omaha Gallery for a look-see, others headed back to the
Matakana shops and some to the ever popular Morris & James. For us, we stopped
off at Charlies Gelato Garden - yummy!!!! then headed home.
Cruise to Mustang NZ – 5th
afternoon cruise to Freddy and Lisa’s at Mustang New Zealand was always going to
be hugely popular – and so it proved, with around 30 Mustangs turning out (plus
a handful of foreigners). With background music and some vibrant mixing and
mingling the BBQ’s were quickly fired up and before long we were consuming some
sumptuous offerings, and let us not forget the generous donation from our hosts
of some Hell Pizzas to go with all the other goodies. For the kids, the ever
popular “bouncy space station” was set up (which amused some older attendees as
There were a number of special project cars on display in an adjoining warehouse
(four in total). For one of our members the culmination of three years plus –
how is that for patience!
Several of our members were rewarded by Freddy and Lisa with a small gift to
recognise support for both the event and their business.
Roundabouts played a part in marginally ruining one member’s day – fortunately
for Jamie and Kim next to no damage suffered. What is it about Aucklanders and
roundabouts! Mustangs always have the right of way - when will people learn.
day that had started for many at 3pm ended close to 10pm.
Freddy and Lisa well done, a fantastic night with terrific generosity. Hopefully
a must do event next year .
BOP/Matamata weekend away
29-30th March 2008
Alarms set for
7am – normal for many of us on a Saturday – not so normal for some. Never mind
that – a great adventure was to unfold. The weather was fine, although a little
cloudy and the prospect of a leisurely jaunt to the BOP certainly looked most
promising. For one member the smell of petrol fumes waffling through the home
meant a small problem before things had even started. Off to the workshop to
resolve and like Superman your esteemed editors arranged an early morning dash
to pick Vanessa up whilst Mike performed miracles with his fuel line. As usual,
we headed for the familiar rendezvous point of the BP Truck Stop at the Bombays.
And Yes, at 10.20am Mike arrived with problem solved (apart from not wearing any
shoes) – a quick catch your breath and eight Mustangs, the most modern being
Phil and Annette’s 1971 Mach One heading in a genuine convoy to our first stop –
fantastic sight and considerable pleasure on the faces of the “locals”, both
young and old. It does full you with pride! We drove down through the Hauraki
Plains where sadly the farm land was exceedingly brown and dry - not a pretty
sight and a reason to feel some sympathy for the farmers.
Then we encountered problem number two - on the Auckland side of Ngatea. Your
editors Mach 1 suffered a tyre blow out – at about 65mph. The boys rallied
together and in no time at all had the nuts removed, the car jacked up and spare
tyre on, all in record speed (the race crews from Hamilton V8’s would be
proud!). More time was spent examining the damage to the tyre (see photo below)
– the steel within the tyre protruding in a rather pronounced manner. For those
of you who are interested (and I know of at least three) the diagnosis is a
puncture suffered some years ago, which had damaged the inside fibre of the tyre
and over time has eventually collapsed within. A valuable lesson for all of us
with dated tyres. Cobra Coopers are the future! At noon we arrived at Waihi and
enjoyed lunch at the “Banana Pepper” café. Some time was found for a little R &
R for the ladies at the new Arty Crafty Centre.
convoy then continued on to Tauranga and in particular Coastline Automotive.
Arrival time was 1.45pm – we were met by Dale Mathers and a handful of other
fellow AMOCers who had driven down earlier. Dale unveiled a couple of his
projects, including a complete rebuild of a 1965 Fastback used in Targa events
and now earmarked for future classic racing (and remaining street legal). We
were free to wander around the workshop, both upstairs and down, asking lots of
questions. We must sincerely thank Dale and the boys at Coastline Automotive
for their time. So friendly and so accommodating. We parted company with a free
shirt (P.S. Janis, don’t forget I’ve still got your orange Coastline T-Shirt).
From there we checked into the Hotel and headed on down into the rowdy part of
Tauranga (the café scene) for some afternoon refreshments. The “legalise
cannabis” bus reminded us how mixed up our youth are, as they swarmed around
possibly looking for some free hand outs. Dinner that evening was at one of the
local establishments (Breakers). Back at the hotel and the pool table came under
some heavy pressure with little evidence of any budding Eddie Charlton’s. At
least it was our good fortune not to damage the cloth on the table! With the
Blues playing the Bulls, as a background, the team of Janis and John prevailed.
Sunday morning – and some bright soul who was clearly saddened to see a Mach 1
with an odd wheel decided to decorate the car by adding a “Nissan” hubcap to the
mix. No one has yet owned up! A convoy to The Mount with a huge breakfast on
offer – special mention required of Phil’s pancakes. Then followed a brisk 35
minute walk around the base of the Mount to work off the bacon and eggs, with
our esteemed president receiving word that some nine mustangs had just left the
BP Truck stop on the Bombay’s for the journey to Matamata. Fantastic! With Paul
and Margaret leading the way we left The Mount behind and headed over the
Kaimais to our final destination - Matamata Panel Work’s Open Day. Arrival was
at noon. The entire street and adjacent premises were bustling with a variety of
cars with Mustangs dominating. It would be surprising if there were less than
50. A precursor perhaps for the next Mustang Convention! On display were a huge
variety of cars in various stages of restoration. Many were Mustangs including
a Boss 302 and 429. There was very much a buzz around the facility and all
credit to our hosts for their open approach to the day. Most pleasing to see a
charity benefiting from the occasion – well done guys. Two hours later and time
for yours truly to plan a departure and along with some five or six other
members we made an uneventful trip home with time for a 45 minute coffee stop to
share experiences. A real treat and a fantastic turnout of members. Costs were
irrelevant – this was a memorable occasion. And don’t be fooled by the fuel
consumption of those big block motors – after having to fuel up several times on
route both Ken and Trish were delighted to inform us that their gauge was
reading incorrectly. Yes, big blocks are not as thirsty as we all thought!
(These extra pics from Matamata PW Open Day contributed by Kim Kelly)
All Ford Day – 16th
year’s ALL FORD DAY was held at a superb new venue - Eden Park (South Stand car
park). The weather was great so it certainly was lovely to see the old and the
new on show - over 300 cars, with approx 80 mustangs exhibiting. Thanks to
those who travelled from afar to show off their pride and joy.
Congratulations to Paul Irvine (1968 green fastback) for 1st in Best Modified
section and to Frank and Lynda Parker also taking home Ist prize in the People’s
Great organisation from the All Ford Day Committee, which included our own Mike
Ironside and Neville Barton.
Hands on at PPG – 5th
A “Hands On” Club night. PPG
Industries are leaders in automotive finishes. At their premises in Mt
Wellington, Larry Huggard (Territory Manager for PPG) arranged for members to
partake in the process of spray painting and sanding of car bodies, and for the
use on the night - door panels. For the painting side, those participating were
given all the correct instructions then kitted out in protective overalls, masks
and breathing apparatus, but looked more like something from The Smurfs or
TeleTubbies. A number of the ladies took up the options to paint and sand,
which is always good to see.
in all a very informative evening and thanks go to Larry and the team at PPG.
BBQ at the Jacksons – 2nd
Our first jaunt for the New Year was the
annual run to Jim and Jan Jackson’s for a BBQ. About 12 cars met at the usual
rendezvous point - BP Truckstop at the Bombay’s. Always a great coffee spot!
From there Janis and Glenn led the convey on a lovely scenic tour through the
vege growing capital of New Zealand - Pukekohe, and on into Tuakau. At the
Jackson’s we found another 6 muzzys had arrived earlier, so the paddock soon
filled up. Deck chairs were then set up under the trees and awnings. The BBQ
was fired up under the control of “Chef de Jackson” . The weather for the day
turned out to be perfect and it certainly was great to catch up again with new
and old friends. Hopefully many more days like it to come.
Pukekohe Swapmeet & Car Show –
23th and 24th February 2008
As usual the nominated meeting place was the Truck Stop at Bombay
and it didn’t take long to realise that either Americarna or the rain had
prevented most people from arriving. So… our convoy of Wayne in the lead (Falcon
ute with banners and tents etc on board), followed by 2 Mustangs and 1 Bolwell,
departed for Pukekohe.
Having put up the new Golden Era banner and parked the Mustangs in front of it,
Wayne handily spotted Paul Hinton, who is minding his boss’s 66 Fastback (and
working on it) - despatched him to get said Mustang to add to the display! He
grumbled about the threat of rain and how he couldn’t bring it out, but we all
prevailed and he buckled under the pressure.
Once it was beautifully parked and we now had a wonderful display of 3 Mustangs,
of course, the rain came down in buckets and Paul was distraught. However, his
distress seemed to vanish into thin air when he won 2nd prize in the Modern
section! The Club tent was put to good use by many people sheltering from
the rain, including Mustang owners, Keith and Graeme who were there with Keith’s
Model A, which won its section.
Although it was a very mini club event, those present had a good time. Article by Margaret Broadbent
AmeriCARna – 20th - 24th February
Our initial plans for a Wednesday departure fell victim to good
old SNAFU, so the decision to join the intrepid few departing BP Bombay at
4.30am Thursday morning was made, and few there certainly were. So at 4.35am 3
mustangs (Freddie and son Max, Ian and Andrea, Janis & Glenn) and Janis’s
brother Mark in his ’57 Chev set out for AmeriCARna. Cool air, American muscle,
light traffic and a total lack of law enforcement made for great driving.
A couple of hours saw us at Te Kuiti refuelling, much to the delight of one of
the local Iwi who’s whooping and hollering as he pulled into the gas station
bought a smile to my face. After leaving Te Kuiti, thanks to a tanker and road
works, we became separated, and wouldn’t ya know it shortly thereafter Freddy
suffered a blocked fuel filter leaving Freddy and Ian on the side of the road.
Sometime later we and Mark parked up on the coast with no cell phone coverage
and a sneaking suspicion that Ian’s glowing GPS had somehow shown them a magical
short cut. After a 40 minute wait and no sign of Freddy and Ian we carried on
and got to New Plymouth as it started to rain, and were met by the morning rush
hour traffic. After a couple of wrong turns (and a quick trip to One Burgess
Hill to see if we could check in early), we made it back to the racecourse, to
pull up directly behind our long lost travelling buddies. It was here we heard
the tale of the hollering bro’ who had stopped to assist, shot away to the
nearest farm returning quickly with the required filter. Here’s hoping all local
farm machinery’s still operating!
That day’s cruise took in Inglewood, and what an introduction to cruising
AmeriCARna style, on the way to the park ferme’s in Stratford and Hawera. It
seemed that every power pole had an American flag or other form of Americana
adornment, balloons, banners over shops, people outside houses, businesses and
schools, cheering, waving, videoing, or just sitting back in comfy chairs
soaking up the atmosphere.
As we pulled in to Stratford (our late arrival saw us at the end of the main
street already blocked off with cars parked 4 abreast), it was the first
opportunity for us to take in numbers, variety and quality of cars and we were
not disappointed. After a couple of hours we were off to Hawera, the sun by this
time was really beginning to shine, its position relative to the yard arm an
indication to many that it was time to check out the offerings of the local
licensed premises. Café’s and bars on & around the closed roads did brisk trade.
The laid back atmosphere combined with the occasional American accent and the
ease with which people mixed and mingled had an almost Mardi Gras atmosphere to
it. A trip to the top of the Hawera antique water tower was available for the
discounted sum of $1 (215 steps, but who’s counting) and provided fantastic
photo opps. Departure was informal, with every one making their own way home,
some opting to check out the Tawhiti museum and café on the way (well worth it
by all accounts). That night we had a ‘first night BBQ’ at the hotel with a few
Friday saw a cruise to Opunake Beach along Surf Highway 45. Schools were really
out in force, with American flags waving, and some teachers dressed in red,
white and blue. We were fortunate enough to be cruising with 2 of the more
entertaining rides in the form of ‘HOPNHO’ a car with enough air suspension that
he got his front right wheel 3 foot off the ground, and spent as much time on 3
wheels as he did 4, and a dancing ’64 SS Impala that had the kids screaming for
more. A laid back day at the beach, good food and sounds from a live band, with
more cars turning up seemingly by the minute. A few went swimming and some even
took to the air for a joy ride in a helicopter that to me looked like it owed
its existence more to Meccano than any aeronautic engineer.
Departure was again casual, and the cruise back to New Plymouth very sedate with
many opting to stop at pubs on the way. Some of the locals who had ‘set up camp’
in the morning with armchairs on the side of the road, waved as hard on the way
back as they had that morning.
Disappointingly for the organisers perhaps, the planned Friday night street
closure and cruise had to be abandoned at the last minute due to spectators and
registered participants alike getting in early and parking all along the roads
that were to have been closed. The decision was made to revert to open road and
normal road rules in effect, however the thronging crowds that lined the
footpaths (and road) actually made it possible to do a few laps before parking
up and letting the more resilient continue. Quite an unnerving experience having
many 100’s (1,000’s) of people looking at you, and very funny when at one point
whilst waiting for a green light (though there was no other traffic around), a
young boy approached the ’57 and asked if we had ‘air’. When Janis said, “sorry,
no” he let out a disappointed ‘oooooooorrrrr’.
Saturday saw a main street parade and road closure, similar
format to Friday night this time with no glitches, as roads were closed at 6am.
Interestingly for me, the more orderly/formal parking, along with the more
metropolitan feel of the shops and city didn’t quite have the same feel of
Hawera 2 days earlier. Still plenty to see and do, and supremely well organised.
Though the threat of rain had hung overhead all day, Saturday night stayed
clear, a good thing with the outside dance floor. The food was good and the
efficiency with which they processed the numbers of people eating was a credit
to all involved. That night’s entertainment a mixed bag (2 out of 3 ain’t bad).
The first band put Freddy to sleep, but Elvis and his back up singers and
dancing/singing trio in their own right “Abba Diva” had the dance floor full.
Sunday morning and the rain that greeted our entry to New Plymouth came back and
with a little more persistence this time. Unfortunately it would have impacted
on the attendance at the country fair held at the racecourse. Still there was
plenty to look at, and we finally got to see the Riddler car inside the TSB
stadium. Elvis was in attendance outside in his ‘Chapel of Love’ offering people
the chance to reaffirm their vows, and we watched on laughing and cheering as
‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Captain America’ in full costume did just that.
After a few hours of walking around in the rain with little evidence of it
letting up, we opted to head north somewhat earlier than planned. After a short
stop at White Cliffs Organic Brewery for some sampling, and co-incidentally
pulling back onto the road just ahead of Ian and Andrea, we headed to Te Kuiti
for lunch and fuel.
The road between Mokau and Te Kuiti appeared some sort of dead zone for USA tin,
with a number of vehicles stopped on the side of the road. It was heartening to
see no shortage of people stopping to lend assistance. Sitting in the café at
the Te Kuiti gas station was like something from an old American movie, with
pumps out the front occupied by a continually changing mix of hot rods, muscle
and custom cars, and many more driving past, still with the mood of the weekend
fresh in everyone’s minds, tooting and waving as they passed. Even the car park
out back was full with cars, some just parked, others getting running repairs
before continuing the journey northwards. Just one more highlight of a way cool
Quote of the weekend: Driver of white ’67 mustang to his partner who emerged
from the hotel with a towel tucked under her arm “we’re not going to the beach
today you know!”, “No”, came the immediate reply as she smiled sweetly, “but we
are driving a mustang and it looks like rain!”
Wooden spoon contender: From the point of view of someone who is somewhat
challenged in the area of being able to locate keys at almost any stage once
I’ve finished using them, it was good to see someone else employ the same
foolproof method I’ve used in the past. Simply lock them in the car until
required. It’s just a shame there wasn’t a burglar alarm wailing whilst he tried
entry. Still a mini bus full of mustangers' after a few beers, offering ‘helpful
advice’ was almost as good.
To anyone who has thought about attending this event and hasn’t yet, we would
say – DO IT. It was a brilliantly organised, fun filled weekend. The variety,
quality and quantity of cars that were there was something to behold. The runs
taking in the small towns around the ‘Naki, and their overwhelming support of
the event was phenomenal. The police presence was minimal – only really showing
themselves in official capacity when it came to crowd control on cruise
The accommodation at One Burgess Hill was sublime, a little out of town, but
spectacular setting and brand new rooms, with good parking well away from the
road for ease of mind. We’ll be back next year all things permitting!!
Article by Glenn Davies and Janis Skelly
Intermarque Concours d’Elegance –
9 and 10th February 2008
Saturday was a superb day to groom your vehicle and to partake in
one of the many classic drives on offer. Sunday – well a slightly
different picture. Gloomy – patchy rain – some heavier showers – humid – some
rare sun. Yes, this is Auckland. Eleven of our vehicles displayed under a
fantastic six metre banner (which will become an integral part of future
displays by the club). All looking a million dollars!
Our two entrants in the main part of the day (team judging) had their cars in
fantastic condition – thanks to a handful of members who spent many, many hours
grooming. Peter Maddren’s 1969 Mach One 428 cobra jet looked like it had just
come from the new vehicle plant of Ford whilst Jim Jackson’s 1979 Pace Car
looked as immaculate as ever. Under cover (weather meant that shelter was
desperately sought) many volunteers applied the last minute touch in making the
cars look that little bit special. It does say something for the competition
when we just missed finishing in the top six (7th). You did us proud guys.
For the record Porsche won with a 911 Carrerra (white with green trim) winning
the overall prize. There was a terrific variety of cars on display, with the
host club (MG) matching the efforts of the past. Lovely to see the members
who joined us during the day and based upon enquiries throughout the day I think
we can anticipate a number of new members during the coming months. The dream
for many is close to being realized!
Congratulations to Ian Langley and the Concours Committee for organising such a
wonderful event yet again
Article by Craig Borland
Waitangi Day Run and BBQ – Wednesday 6th February 2008
The day was perfect for a run. About 25 cars met at the club
rooms and convoyed off, along the motorway, over the bridge, through Albany and
then a picturesque drive down to Coatsville and Riverhead, where there was a
small stop for refreshments. A quiz was supplied by the President, which
involved some pretty tricky questions.
Back to the clubrooms, the BBQ was fired up and the quiz was sorted. Sam
Shackleton and Kevin Bender were the winners. Well done!. A pleasant way to
celebrate Waitangi Day!
Article by Dianna Borland
Galaxy of Cars & Swap
Meet, MOTAT – Sunday 3rd February 2008
The New Lynn Lions and MOTAT Galaxy of Cars was held on Sunday
3rd February, with over 600 vehicles of all types, including Mustangs, Jaguars,
Holdens, Vaxhalls, Austin Healys, Fords, Chevs, Hillmans to name but a few. The
warm weather and large MOTAT Motions Road site enabled thousands of people to
come and share their passion of and curiosity for the motor vehicles of the past
and present, also the opportunity to see one of the world's most unique aviation
collections, in the Aviation Hanger.
Article by Dianna Borland
Burger Fuel Run – Thursday
24h January 2008
Thursday 24th January was a lovely night for a cruise, so there
was small team of AMOCers that met at the club rooms and headed off to Burger
Fuel, on the Great South Road.
With a menu that reads Ford Freakout, Studnut Stilton, Peanut Piston, V8 Vegan
and Nitris Seaside, how can any decent car enthusiasts resist, and as they say
“Life Is Too Short To Eat Bad Burgers”. A very enjoyable meal. With the number
of BF outlets throughout the city, definitely worth another run.
Article by Dianna Borland