North Shore Times : February 7th 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 12 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 7, 2013 NEWS GOing Get by bike CYCLING'S THE GO THIS SUMMER. It's an action-packed summer for cycling with events on throughou Auckland. You'll find them all listed in the Auckland Summer Cycling Event Guide. Make sure you pick up your FREE copy -- and then get GOing by bike! Visit www.cyclingsthego.co.nz for more information r ut THIS SUNDAY KUMEU SHOWGROUNDS PRODUCE & GOURMET FOOD & ARTS & CRAFTS & PLANTS + childrens entertainment....... and more - over 10 0 stalls FREE ENTRY www.kumeucountrymarket.co.nz all weather market !!! 10am-2pm Ellerslie show is Holden heaven By KATASHA McCULLOUGH Holden fan: Browns Bay resident Howard Amos and his 1966 Holden coupe utility will be at the Ellerslie Classic Car Show this weekend. GIVEAWAY The North Shore Times has three double passes to the Ellerslie Intermarque Concours and Classic Car show. Tickets must be picked up on Friday from the North Shore Times office in Takapuna. Email your full name and daytime phone number with Car Giveaway in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries close 5pm today. The oldest Holden in New Zealand will be one of about 800 classic cars on display this weekend. The 1949 vehicle is part of the Early Holden Club, which is hosting the 40th annual Ellerslie Intermarque Concours and Classic Car Show. Club member and Browns Bay resident Howard Amos has five Holdens and will be showing off his 1966 Hol- den coupe utility in the show. His garage is pretty chocka and he has car parts, books, posters and photos stored in his man cave . He says a love of cars is in his blood. Once it grabs you, you just collect everything. He has been entering competitions since 1987. In those days you just polished the car and took it along. But today you have to rebuild the whole car, he says. The Early Holden Club is for cars from 1948 to 1984 in their original condition. It has been running for 30 years and has about 80 members across New Zealand. Mr Amos is currently working on a body of a car he bought off his friend s widow. His wife just wanted to see it finished, he says. He thinks it is the only one of its kind in Aus- tralasia because it was used in the factory for measurements and has never been on the road. Mr Amos says the concours is like a trotting circle for cars. The judges will pick 10 groups of two cars to be displayed and judged on their originality and other factors such as the interior and paintwork. The Ellerslie Inter- marque Concours and Classic Car show is on Sunday from 10am till 4pm at the Ellerslie race- course. Entry is $15 or free for children under 12. Take care in the heat Aucklanders are being reminded to be wise about hot weather. Auckland Regional Public Health says sum- mer weather can be problematic for the eld- erly, young children, and those with medical con- ditions. It is encouraging peo- ple to check on elderly neighbours or family to ensure they are able to keep cool and are drink- ing enough water in the heat. The organisation is reminding people to stay out of the sun, avoid strenuous activity, drink lots of water and wear loose clothing.
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