Pork Pie Police team seeks sponsors for upcoming charity run

On the 21st of April the Goodbye Pork Pie charity run will see a variety of wacky and retro vehicles make their way from Kaitaia down to Invercargill. It will take six days and seven nights and will see the cars cover over 2500km all to raise money for a good causeĀ  – the Starship Foundation.

It’s been thirty years since the film Goodbye Pork Pie was released and it remains one of New Zealand’s most iconic local films. If you’re interested in campaigning a car in this charity run, then check out the Pork Pie charity run website to find out more. The entered cars don’t have to be yellow Minis but do need to be the same as a classic vehicle that appeared in the film or any older style Mini.

If you’re not willing to spend 25ookms in a Mini but want to support this charity event then the Pork Pie Police Team are looking for sponsorship. They are aiming to raise some serious coin for the Starship Children’s Hospital and are looking for businesses who are willing to sponsor their team.

Different donations will get logos of various sizes on the Police Team’s 1976 HJ Holden Kingswood (pictured) and/or the Teams clothing. The NZ Emergency Vehicle Collectors club is running the Police Team entry, to find out more about sponsoring the team email

Holden Kingswood SL vs Ford, Toyota, Chrysler, Datsun: slalom test

After the Holden ad aired, Ford claimed that the other vehicles had been deliberately driven in a manner which made them look bad. So, they did their own ad – using Ford racing drivers as the witches-hats. Watch both ads here

1976 Holden Kingswood HX commercial

Australia’s favourite car. The cleanest running, safest Holdens of the day (apparently)

Shannons Auctions muscle up for summer

Ford Falcon XY GT HO Shannons

Shannons are preparing for summer with a bevy of iconic muscle cars going under the hammer at their November 23 Melbourne auction. Aussie icons include a Phase III GT HO Falcon, a fully-restored GTS 327 Monaro, a VL Brock Commodore, a VL Walkinshaw and an HQ Monaro GTS 5.0 litre are ready to roll out.

The 1971 Monza Green XY GT HO Phase III has been nut and bolt restored to the highest level and Shannons believe it is the best value example currently for sale. They are quoting a guiding range of $260-$300,000, however considering where Australian Muscle Car prices were a few years ago, they believe it could easily top $350,000.

The Bright Blue Metallic 1968 HK 327 GTS Monaro ‘Bathurst’ coupe is also in immaculate condition and was featured on Holden’s 2000 calendar after being restored correctly over a 10-year period using NOS parts. This ultimate Monaro is expected to sell in the $125-$145,000 range. For similar money, Ford fans could have an as-new 2008 Shelby Mustang GT500 coupe fitted with an uprated 535HP 5.4 litre V8 engine.

The 1988 Panorama Silver VL Walkinshaw is No. 376 of the 500 built and is in outstanding condition, having covered just 27,900km since new. It is expected to sell for $80-$90,000.

Equally desirable for Holden enthusiasts is a beautiful Permanent Red 1986 VL ‘Brock” Group A SS Sedan (No. 120 of 500), restored six years ago at a reputed cost of around $70,000. It is expected to sell for $62-$68,000 — nearly three times its original $29,600 price — complete with the personalised Victorian number plate ‘HDT-120’.
For Holden HQ enthusiasts there is also a remarkably unmolested and original Tangerine 1973 Monaro GTS 5.0 sedan, which is expected to make $30-$36,000.

Meanwhile budget-conscious Muscle Car fans will be interested in the white 1969 HK Kingswood 307 sedan that was believed to have started life as a police car. Now fitted with aftermarket air conditioning and dual fuel, it is being offered with no reserve, with Shannons expecting bids in the $6-$10,000 range.

The Kingswood is one of 18 no reserve vehicles in the auction, with others including A one-lady-owner-from-new Tangerine 1973 Holden LJ Torana S Automatic with just 104,710km on its odometer ($3-$6,000), two Jaguar XJ6 models ($4-8,000), a 1964 Jaguar Mk 10 ($5-$8,000), a 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow ($10-$15,000), a lovely 1971 Citroen DS21 sedan and Mercedes-Benz, Alfa-Romeo, Fiat and Triumph Stag sports models.

The auction also features 30 lots of memorabilia, ranging from classic fuel pumps and enamel garage signs to model planes and three, four and five-digit Victorian numerical number plates

If you’re over in Melbourne next weekend all lots are available for viewing now until the auction at Shannons, 321 Warrigal Road, Cheltenham, Melbourne with a sausage sizzle viewing over November 21-22 from 9am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday.

To find out more click here to visit the Shannons Auctions website.