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Chev Bel Air . . . Ray Brewley prepares to hed home to Christchurch in his 1956 Chevy.
Special outing . . . Trevor STanley-Joblin behind the wheel of his 1965 Ford Falcon XP Deluxe Sedan.

By ROBYN BRISTOW

But more than 250 exhibitors still rolled on up to the domain to enjoy the get together organised by the Amberley Lions and Katrina and Lisa Platt as a fundraiser for youth in the district and for community organisations involved on the day.

The slogan “If it’s wheels and you love it, bring it along!” was to the fore as vehicles of all makes and ages joined the motorists on the highways and byways leading to Amberley for the opportunity to show off their pride and joy and dust it off after a winter tucked up warm in a shed.

Trevor Stanley-Joblin brought along his 1965 Ford Falcon XP Deluxe Sedan – the second time it has been out of the garage since he bought it in December 2015. The purchase was actually the second time he had bought the immaculate vehicle.

He owned it back in January 1995, having bought if for $6500 from the original owner, Mrs Iama Dzenis, who bought it from Palmer and Doak, in September 1965 for a little over 1388 pound. Trevor sold it in October 2003 to Alan and Glenda McNeil of Palmerston South when it had 48,345 miles on the clock.

He insisted if the McNeil’s ever wanted to sell it to ring him as he would be interested in buying it back, which he did in 2015 for the princely sum of $30,000.

Ray Bewley and his team are frequent attendees at car shows. Ray rolled up in his 1956 Bel Air Chev complete with picnic gear in the boot, brollies and plenty of warm food.

A little 1935 bright red VW Beetle was a popular car with the huge number of spectators, believed to be a record number, who turned out in spite of the showers and cool temperatures. A replica Chrysler ute and a bright red Chrysler car, tucked into the embankment in the picturesque domain, also drew lots of spectators.

The Favourite car chosen by attendees was 1989 Chevy Corvette shown by Ben Beckdahl of Amberley while the favourite motorbike was a 2004 Triumph Speedmaster exhibited by Nathan Rickerby.

The Favourite other was a 1954 Desoto Pick up truck exhibited by Linda White of Kainga.