A very good vintage ….

Four of the Hamilton-based supporters of Sunday’s event, decked out in Daffodil Day yellow for Waikato Cancer were from left, Joe Bruntlett, Carey-Ann Ward, and Wayne and Tracey Hayward.

Car lovers braved Sunday’s heavy rain and showed up in their droves at the annual Vintage Car Club (Waikato) fundraiser for the Cancer Society.

Car Club members from five Waikato hubs – Hamilton, Matamata, Morrinsville, Te Awamutu and Cambridge – drove their vehicles to Cambridge’s MacLean St clubrooms.

The News carried a story in March 2022 on Joe and son-in-law Wayne’s years of effort put into restoring Joe’s 1915 Saxon roadster called Freya.

It clearly worked as Freya completed a multi-kilometre round trip on Sunday in difficult weather conditions.  Wayne and Joe’s daughter Tracey are standing beside their stylish 1962 Commer Cob.

Three of the older vehicles on display.

Part of the stylish lineup of cars at Sunday’s event, fronted by a sleek Bugatti.

Te Awamutu Vintage Car Club (Waikato) member Russell Hutcheson looking over the 1926 Willy’s-Knight in the Cambridge-based clubrooms workshop.

Te Awamutu Vintage Car Club (Waikato) member Russell Hutcheson used to own a 1916 Overland, made by the same company that made the Willy’s-Knight.

He proudly directed us to a photograph on the Cambridge clubroom library wall, featuring his uncle Alec Hutcheson who in April 1920 was chosen as the driver of the car carrying the then Prince of Wales on his route between the Hamilton Railway Station and the showgrounds.

Alec Hutcheson photographed in 1920 by the vehicle in which he transported the then Prince of Wales during his visit to Hamilton.

More Recent News

Tentative step forward for Te Ara Wai

Detailed design work is set to begin on Te Ara Wai, a New Zealand land wars museum planned for Te Awamutu. But this next stage of work will be funded by the government and not…

Time out in Cambridge

Cambridge’s town clock is playing up again, but it had nothing to do with daylight saving when clocks went forward an hour on Sunday morning. A mechanical part became jammed last week, freezing the time…

Marie adjusts to a kiwi way of life

Fewer school subjects and the strangeness of school uniforms are just a couple of life variations Rotary exchange student Marie Witzel is adjusting to. The 15-year-old from Graz in Austria arrived in New Zealand in…

Power to our people

A major infrastructure upgrade in Waipā has been announced this week. The region is to get a new Transpower-owned 220Kv national grid substation and a local network 33kV substation owned by Waipā Networks. The aim…