If you’ve ever admired and desired the collection of classic vehicles at Pete’s Pioneer and Transport Museum, one of those iconic pieces could become yours.
In its 10th year of business, the Kerikeri-based museum will be closing its doors for the final time, but will be auctioning off its collection to the public.
The collection consists of 40 historic and vintage cars, classic British motorcycles, and colonial collectables from throughout New Zealand’s history. Pioneer exhibits include memorabilia, fashion, tools, collectables, and furniture.
To view the items prior to the auction, viewing times have been made available. These consist of December 4–6, 10am–4pm, and December 7, 9–11.45am.
Images of the collection are available here. Follow the link to see photos of the huge range of items up for auction. You can also enquire about specific lots directly through the website.
Webb’s will be holding the on-site museum auction on Saturday, December 7 at 12pm, 460 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri.
Having your classic car towed can be a nerve-racking experience. The fretting about potential damage to your iconic car can be an awful experience.
A2Z Towing Service have introduced a new slide-and-tilt deck, low-rider tow truck to their fleet of trucks that is designed to ease your worries when it comes to transporting your car.
The truck is suitable for prestigious, luxury, classic, and lowered vehicles. A2Z say with confidence, “let us take care of your precious baby”.
Based in Onehunga, A2Z Towing caters to all your towing needs within the greater Auckland region with 24 hours availability. They are even available for roadside assistance if you experience a flat tyre or need a jump-start.
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WIN A MINI
The car is a one lady owner Mini with 55290 k’s on the clock and has had a nut and bolt restoration to better than new. All materials donated by Nelson/Tasman businesses.
Raffle tickets are $10.00 and second prize is $18000 worth of travel plus 3rd is a weekend at Awaroa Lodge for 2 and 4th a Hanmer Springs Pamper Pack.
All proceeds to the Nelson Cancer Society.
Raffle drawn 30 January 2014.
Tickets are available on-line from countrytrading.co.nz
A Gathering of Geezers inaugural dinner.
More than 300 people attended the inaugural Gathering of Geezers dinner at the Warbirds and Wheels visitor attraction at Wanaka Airport on Thursday, November 7th.
The evening, which was the first of its kind in New Zealand, bought together champions from across all motorsport disciplines including single seaters, saloon cars, powerboats, sports cars, drag racing, speedway, truck racing, rallying and motorbikes.
The criteria for inclusion were that each geezer had to have won a motorsport championship or an equivalent (like the Masport Cup for hydroplanes) or to have otherwise made an outstanding contribution to New Zealand motorsport. They also had to have retired from championship racing.
The specially invited guests included Steve Millen, Paul Fahey, Warwick Jones, P G Knight, Neil Allport, Heather Spurle, Graham Standring, Graeme Crosby, Paul Radisich, Inky Tulloch, Leo Leonard, Hugh Anderson, Roger Bertram, Allan Woolf, Phil Kerr, Jack Nazer, Kerry Jones, Mark Cromie, Tony Teesdale, David Oxton, Mike Marshall, Morrie Chandler and Garth Hogan.
Two others had to pull out at the last minute – Graeme Lawrence because of illness and Owen Evans who was overseas.
The MC on the night was the well-known motoring journalist and broadcaster Allan Dick who kept the evening cracking along with a number of Geezers giving extremely entertaining accounts of their most memorable race. Garth Hogan raised a laugh when he told the gathering that he didn’t know how he was going to spend five minutes talking about a single race as his most memorable ones were over in seconds.
Many of the geezers donated treasured memorabilia for the charity auction, which was conducted by the well-known auctioneer Allan Sutton from Queenstown. Items auctioned included McLaren memorabilia, models of Steve Millen’s race cars and trophies won both in NZ and internationally.
The auction raised funds for the Warbirds Over Wanaka Community Trust which organises the biennial Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow. Proceeds will also go to the Upper Clutha Children’s Medical Trust. Final amounts raised are still being worked out but organisers say it was significantly more than they hoped for.
There was great feedback about the event and the organisers are already thinking about the possibility of holding another next year.
Warbirds Over Wanaka Community Trust General Manager Ed Taylor believed that by honouring legends from across a wide range of motorsport disciplines the dinner really hit the mark.
Leo Leonard echoed the sentiments of many when he said “I felt humble to be in the company of people who were my hero’s such a long time ago.”
He added that he had particularly enjoyed the format of the function which involved changing tables and meeting many mechanics and engineers involved in racing modern machinery. “They certainly appear more knowledgeable than in our day”, he said. “I’m pleased I haven’t had to keep up with the technology required today.”
The naming rights sponsor for the event was Chemz ltd with other sponsorship from Tyreland, Wanaka Landfill, Duncan Farms, 2 Degrees Wines, Drafter’s Gate Winesand Annabel Langbein.
For further information contact Ed Taylor – Warbirds and Wheels
Ph 03 4437010
The Caffeine and Classics monthly get-together has brought classic car owners and enthusiasts together once a month to have a bite to eat and have a look at the wide variety of vehicles they all appreciate.
This month’s Caffeine and Classics event will be held at the same place at the same time, but with a slight twist.
When you come along to check out the motorcycles, hot rods, muscle cars, and vintage and classic cars, bring a can of food along to donate to the Auckland City Mission, if you can.
We will be collecting cans of food, non-perishable, long shelf-life food and, clothing and blankets on the day.
This is a chance before Christmas to give back to the community and have a great morning checking out some pretty special cars.
This month’s Caffeine and Classics will be held on Sunday November 24, 10am -1pm, at Smales Farm, Corner of Shakespeare and Taharoto Roads, North Shore, Auckland.
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Competition closes on December 5, 2013.