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Selwyn Times: January 24, 2017

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30 Tuesday January 24 2017 MY PRIDE AND JOY SELWYN TIMES Muscle Car Madness is on this weekend It is a matter of days until the long awaited 27th Trillo Metals Muscle Car Madness, with car enthusiasts and those just curious gearing up for this year’s event. This year, two Ford Highboy Roadsters are coming from America. One is owned by Lance Sandford who hails all the way from Tracy in California while the other is the prized possession of Dave Thomas from Westchester in Pennsylvania. Another Dave Thomas from Pennsylvania coming for the show. attraction will be Tim Bott’s home built wooden surf wagon. There will also be a great line up of ten bands including the ‘Hillbilly Hellcats’ from Colorado who will play around 2.30pm each day, along with ‘Baxter’ from Australia, ‘Sign of the Firebird’, ‘Brothers Grimm’, ‘Sound Control’ and the ‘Wingers’, a great “little kids” band. Following on from last year’s amazing success, Airbrush Venturi will be returning with a huge two day demonstration, and the ever popular Retro Beauty Competition will be held once again. This is scheduled for Saturday afternoon with classes for all ages including the ‘youngsters’. If you are interested in entering this competition, be in quick by contacting Kaye, at kabellababy@gmail. Tim Bott’s home built wooden surf wagon. com. Muscle Car Madness is a family oriented event with something for everyone. There will be craft and trade stalls, a wide range of food and drink, licensed bar, sixties clothing and souvenirs including a wide range of T-shirts in ten colours that sell for only $25 and include children’s sizing. In previous years, over 1,200 cars have been on display on either day. With something different to see each day giving there is plenty of reason to attend on both Saturday and Sunday, especially as a two-day ticket is discounted to $28 (available at the gate on Saturday during public hours only). This event covers the automotive spectrum, explaining why members from Napier’s Marineland Street Rods are bringing thirty cars to celebrate their club’s 50th anniversary. There will be Falcons, Holdens, Mustangs, Camaros, classic cars, hot rods, ‘blood curdling’ muscle cars, classic motorcycles and choppers in the show arena, along with many other prized vehicles. At 1.15pm each day there will also be plenty of noise from the burnout pad with a few tyres left worse for wear afterwards. Muscle Car Madness is the largest show of its kind in New Zealand. It kicks off with a ‘street party’ in Rangiora’s main street this Thursday (26th January) from 6-9pm, when cars will be on display, a live band will be playing and local bars and cafes will be open. Spectator public viewing runs from 10am on Saturday and Sunday (28th and 29th January). Entry is: adults – $16, children 5-15 years – $2, under-5 free; family concessions – $35 with no limit on the number of children. For more information phone: 03 312 5535 or 03 347 8388. In previous years, over 1,200 cars have been on display on either day. With something different to see each day giving there is plenty of reason to attend. Lance Sandford from Tracy California coming for the show. 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 3 TRUCKS 3 CARS 3 LUBES 3 SERVICING 3 FLEET WORK 3 BOATS 3 DIESEL INJECTOR 3 & PUMP SERVICING 3 ENGINE TUNING Mon-Fri 6.45am-6pm, Sat 8am-12 noon (WOFs only) 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

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday January 24 2017 31 MOTORCARE PROFESSIONALS Ensuring a positive motoring year Whether the holiday is over or about to begin, now is a good time to think about your life behind the wheel of a vehicle. Having a reliable motor vehicle is easier now than it once was so it is not uncommon for us to expect it to keep running, month after month, doing little more than putting fuel in the tank. As trusty as they are, modern motor vehicles do breakdown. Regular checking of the oil and water along with servicing of the vehicle is needed. We should also pay attention to the tread on the tyres, having wheel alignments carried out and tyres replaced when necessary to ensure safe manoeuvring when driving. Warrant of Fitness checks and registering the motor vehicle must also be attended to, to stay within the law. Why not diary these in now for the year ahead, along dates to have the car, van, truck or motorcycle serviced. You may even book these in with your automotive centre. If just back from holiday, consider having your vehicle checked over, especially if long distance travel has been involved or you travelled over shingle or rough roads as shaking of the vehicle can cause wires and other parts to become loose. It is a case of the old saying: A stitch in time saves nine. A service check now may prevent a larger mechanical issue later, which could cost big dollars. The same applies to niggly problems that arise with your vehicle. By tackling these early and having them sorted, you could avoid a more costly bill down the track or even the need to replace your vehicle should an engine or other major part fail. Motor vehicles stored under cover, especially overnight and in winter, last longer with their bodywork less affected by the damp. If there is no room in your garage for your motor vehicle as it is cluttered up with toys and other objects, why not have a clean out and make some room for the car. It will also mean that you are not hopping into an iced up car in wintertime. Another little precaution is to have a spare key. If travelling, it is a good idea for your partner to have a key or to tuck a spare in your wallet, just in case you lock yourselves out of the vehicle. On the driving front, make a New Year’s Resolution to be conscious about your driving. Observe the basics: • keep left; • observe the speed limit – they are there for a reason; • consider child safety taking extra care Show courtesy on the road. Shingle roads shake a vehicle which can loosen wires and other parts. 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 round schools and ensuring your children are securely fastened inside the vehicle; • show consideration to other drivers such as pulling over if going slower; and • adopt a defensive style of driving where you predict what might happen and are able to respond quickly and safely to such an occurrence. Safe driving in a reliable vehicle translates to happy motoring. Pull over if travelling slower than other traffic. 9198779AA Jones Road, Rolleston, RD 7 Christchurch Ph 347 8703 Fax 03 347 9576 Mob 027 228 2854 Email Observe the speed limit – they are there for a reason. • Panelbeating • All insurance claims • Sandblasting • Spray (Bake) Painting • Truck Refinishing • Windscreen Replacments • Chassis Straightening • Motorhome Refinishing • Loan Cars 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 •