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Selwyn Times: December 20, 2016

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28 Tuesday December 20 2016 MY PRIDE & JOY January is muscle car madness month People from around New Zealand and overseas will be attending the 27th Trillo Metals Muscle Car Madness event at the end of January. “Two hot rods are being shipped from America to Auckland by Kiwi Shipping, where they will tour their way down to the event, before continuing onto Bluff then back up to Taupo for another big car display,” explains Craig Stare, organiser of the Trillo Metals Muscle Car Madness event. Both cars are 1932 Ford Highboy Roadsters – one belonging to Lance Sandford from Tracy in California and the other owned by Dave Thomas from Westchester in Pennsylvania. The event organisers are also bringing out one of Craig’s favourite ‘rockabilly’ bands – the ‘Hillbilly Hellcats’ from Colorado. This band will play each day at around 2.30pm, as part of a ten band lineup that includes ‘Baxter’ from Australia, ‘Sign of the Firebird’, ‘Brothers Grimm’, ‘Sound Control’ and the ‘Wingers’, a great “little kids” band with an average age of just twelve years old. Launched only a few years ago, the extremely popular Saturday afternoon Retro Beauty Competition is likely to draw a great crowd, with classes for all ages including the ‘youngsters’. For more information, contact Kaye, at This family oriented event has everything: craft and trade stalls; all types of food and drink; a licensed bar; a great array of sixties clothing; and souvenirs that include T-shirts in a range of 10 colours selling for just $25 that includes children’s sizes. In past years, over 1,200 cars have been on display each day, with the line-up changing over the two days; providing a good reason to purchase a discounted two-day ticket at $28. These will be available at the gate on the Saturday, during public hours only. Almost everything that can be thought of in the automotive world will be there while sixty members from Napier’s Marineland Street Rods are bringing thirty cars as part of their club’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Whether you like Falcons, Holdens, Mustangs, Camaros, classic cars, hot rods or ‘blood curdling’ muscle cars, they are sure to be in the show arena, along with a steadily growing number of classic motorcycles and choppers. People Two of the cars that were at last year’s show both are local Rolleston cars. are welcome to display their ‘Pride and Joy’ (if in a very tidy condition – no junk please). Each day around 1.15pm, the hugely popular burnout pad action takes place, with no other purpose than to make noise and destroy perfectly good tyres. Be sure not to miss the largest show of its type in the country. Muscle Car Madness begins on Thursday, 26th January with a special ‘street party’ in Rangiora’s main street from 6-9pm with cars, bars, cafes and a live band. Trade displays, then Spectator Public viewing is from 10am on Saturday, 28th and Sunday, 29th January 2017; adults $16, children 5-15 $2, under-5 free; family concessions $35 (no limit on numbers so bring all the neighbourhood children); phone 03 312 5535 or 03 347 8388. CANTERBURY RADIATORS CO LTD LIVE BANDS Steve Evans and the almost complete 1938 Barrel Nose Pick up. RANGIORA SHOWGROUNDS, North Canterbury Downtown Street Party Car Show! 6pm – 9pm Thursday Night (26th Jan) Everything open on Rangioras Main Street All the cars, all the fun! Retro Dress up! Ladies show off your best ‘60s attire + Junior division for Girls & Boys Adults $16 Kids $2 Dave Thomas is doing a N.Z. tour. His roadster is from Westchester, Pennsylvania. SELWYN TIMES (Under 15) (No Limit on Kids) Top street machines like Luke Orpwood’s show winning 1960 Chevrolet Impala YEAR NZ’s Largest Street Machine Event 27th 2017 10am - 5pm both days Family Pass $35 “Sparrow” Sandford is bringing his 1932 Ford roadster from Tracy, California. Hillbilly Hellcats Direct From Colorado Recliner Rockers (AKL) | Sign of the Firebird, Baxter (AUS), Sound Control, The Wingers, Brothers Grim Stottle Promotions, PO Box 1, Rolleston, Correna Ph 03 3478 388, Simon & Alan wish all their valued clients a safe and Happy Christmas and look forward to being of service in 2017 Last day Fri 23rd Dec 2016 Reopen Mon 9th Jan 2017 3 TRUCKS 3 CARS 3 LUBES 3 SERVICING Mon - Fri 6.45am - 6pm Sat 8am-12 noon (WOFs only) 3 FLEET WORK 3 BOATS 3 DIESEL INJECTOR 3 & PUMP SERVICING 3 ENGINE TUNING 3 BRAKES 3 MAXXIS TYRES 3 WHEEL ALIGNMENTS 3 BATTERIES 3 WOFs 3 CAMBELTS AND MUCH MORE! 839 Jones Road, Rolleston P.O. Box 16 Rolleston Phone Simon on 347 7110 or Mobile 027 272 9213 There is one hot rod club based in Selwyn – Christchurch Rod and Custom Club with Bruce McKenzie’s 1941 Willys pickup one of its top cars. One of the younger enthusiasts, Lincoln based Dylan Orpwood, displayed his just completed 1933 Willy coupe. Specialists in Collision Repairs From small dings to major repairs • Two great locations • Collision repair specialists • Free loan cars and vans • Insurance repairs, smash repairs, rust repairs, fibreglassing • From motorbikes to horse floats • No job is too big or small • Open most Saturday mornings for customer convenience BEFORE BEFORE AFTER AFTER 107 St Asaph St, City Central PH 0800 RO JONES

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday December 20 2016 29 MOTORCARE PROFESSIONALS Remember to have your vehicle checked Bridgestone Tyre Centre in Rolleston. There is so much to do at this busy time of year yet most of us just want to wind down, kick back and enjoy good times with family and friends in the sun. If travelling to a holiday destination, there is one task that should not be forgotten – ensuring the motor vehicle and any trailer or caravan to be towed, are fit for the journey ahead. There are good reasons for checking your vehicle’s tyres. Low or incorrect tyre pressure will lead to them wearing out more quickly and higher fuel consumption. If the tyres are worn to the point where they would not pass a warrant of fitness, they are dangerous as vehicle handling becomes difficult, with stopping in time harder as the vehicle skids along the road. Check the spare tyre too as it will be no help when changing a puncture if it is flat too. The wheel alignment should also be assessed. If all wheels are not aligned they wear unevenly affecting how they behave when cornering and braking, and wearing out more quickly. Brakes too, are critical for stopping quickly, especially when travelling at higher speeds so having these checked to ensure they are up to the job, is a given. Something we often forget to look at are the water and oil levels yet none of us want radiator or engine damage while having the battery checked is also worthwhile. An examination of your vehicle’s roadworthiness and mechanical reliability can be quickly carried out by Bridgestone Tyre Centre in Rolleston. This one-stop shop sells tyres for cars, four-wheel drives, vans and commercial vehicles (with retreads available for the latter) as well as batteries and they have a car grooming service, which might also make a nice Christmas present. Bridgestone Tyre Centre can complete any mechanical repairs including wheel alignment and balancing, a warrant of fitness, puncture repairs and general vehicle servicing with a high level of customer service that includes the use of a courtesy car. There is a comfortable waiting room with a children’s corner, free coffee or hot chocolate, television and a massage chair. They also have a 24 hour fleet service. Their fully qualified mechanic who has been a Rolleston local for the last fifteen years has 25 years’ experience and their wheel alignment technician brings 14 years’ industry experience to his position. The team at Bridgestone Tyre Centre wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Bridgestone Tyre Centre can be found at 847 Jones Road (just over the railway lines from Rolleston). They are open Monday-Friday, 7.30am-5pm and Saturday mornings, 9am-12noon; and over Christmas, being closed just for the statutory holidays. You can call to make a booking on 347 4702 or 0800 838 973. Spend over $100 and they will give you a present. Bridgestone Tyre Centre in Rolleston can quickly check the roadworthiness of your vehicle. Not just a tyre shop! • On-farm services - NO CALLOUT FEE (Selwyn district) • 24 hour fleet service • Full mechanical repairs • Nitrogen fills, batteries, WOF, shock absorbers • Agricultural tyres • Car tyres, 4x4 tyres, light truck tyres, truck & bus tyres • Wheel alignments, puncture repairs, full groom Courtesy car available. Kiddie’s toys & entertainment. enjoy a free coffee, massage (chair) & tV while you wait. Mon-Fri 7.30am-5.00pm, saturday 9am-12pm Call 03 347 4702 or 0800 838 973 847 jones rd, rolleston • 9198779AA Jones Road, Rolleston, RD 7 Christchurch Ph 347 8703 Fax 03 347 9576 Mob 027 228 2854 Email • Panelbeating • All insurance claims • Sandblasting • Spray (Bake) Painting • Truck Refinishing • Windscreen Replacments • Chassis Straightening • Motorhome Refinishing • Loan Cars Jones Road Auto Happy and safe travels this Christmas holiday season. We will be closed from 24 December reopening on 9 January. ALL YOUR MOTORING NEEDS › While You Wait WOF’s › Courtesy Cars › Diagnostics › Repairs › Servicing › Batteries › Tyres Phone 347 4020 851 Jones Rd, Rolleston