Muscle Car Madness rolls into Rangiora

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Muscle car magic... Kaye and Andy Clyne, owners of Kabella Bay, a rockabilly and vintage-inspired clothes shop, in Christchurch, during the Muscle Car Madness Street Party in Rangiora's High Street last night. PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

By Robyn Bristow

They rolled into town – purring, gleaming and much-loved.

Cars of all makes and vintages lined Rangiora’s High Street last night to celebrate the 2017 Trillo Metals Muscle Car Madness and to enjoy a Street Party in honour of it coming to town.

Visitors mingled among the cars, looked under bonnets and gasped in awe at the lovingly restored upholstery, interior finishing and the gleaming metal.

The street party, a first for the event which is this year celebrating its 27th year, was a small precursor to the main event which kicks off in the North A&P showgrounds at Ashley Street tomorrow and Sunday – January 28 and 29.

Cars from throughout New Zealand and even two from the United States will all be taking part in the Muscle Car spectacular.

The showgrounds look like a “tent city” as exhibitors, clubs, their partners, family and friends hunker down for a weekend of fun, including burnout gigs each day at 1pm.

Visitors can join in the fun and inspect the huge number of cars of cars on show for $16 an adult, $2 for kids and $35 for a family pass with no limits on kids.