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.

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