By ROBYN BRISTOW
If it has wheels and you love it, roll up to Amberley on Sunday, September 1.
Bring dad along for the ride for a Father’s Day treat during the night edition of Rock’n’Wheels – a wheels show and swap meet.
Cars, bikes, four-wheel-drives, campers – anything that has wheels – is welcome to the event, which attracts enthusiasts from as far afield as Nelson and Dunedin.
The organiser of the Amberley Lions Club event, Katrina Platt, says the gates open at 8.30am and she hopes people will take the opportunity to turn up early to view the several hundred vehicles that are expected.
Katrina says the best time to get down to the Amberley Domain is between 11am and 1pm.
While entrants are all encouraged to stay as long as possible, some who have a considerable distance to travel could leave mid-afternoon.
Katrina says the event is now well established, with many repeat exhibitors turning out.
“They say it’s a fun day out in the country for car enthusiasts and a great way to treat dad on Father’s Day,” Katrina says.
Cars turning up to Rock’n’Wheels do not have to have a pedigree, but many exhibitors have stories to tell about their beloved vehicle, from how they came by it, plans for its restoration, or how long it took them to bring it back to its former glory.