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National Convention 1997

The 1997 convention was hosted by the Waikato club in Hamilton.  General opinion suggests that although this was one of the smaller conventions, it was also one of the more enjoyable.

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The registration and social gathering was held at the Quality Hotel on the Friday Night.

 Hotel Carpark

 On Saturday, the cars show was held at the Claudelands Showgrounds, with lunch upstairs in the lounge.

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On Saturday night there was a ten pin interclub bowling challenge across the road from the the Quality Hotel.

Car lineup in hotel carpark

On Sunday morning there was a scenic car cruise, and on Sunday night there was the dinner and prize giving at the Quality Hotel followed by dancing to the small hours. Dress theme was the letter "M".

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On Monday there was a BBQ at the Centennial Pools next to the Quality Hotel with swimming and Hydro slide.

Attendance by the various clubs was:

Auckland: 24 cars
North Harbour: 4 Cars
Waikato: 18 Cars
Central Regions: 4 Cars
Taranaki: 5 Cars
Manawatu: 13 Cars
Canterbury: 1 car

Total: 69 Cars

(Any more photos from this convention??)