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Selwyn Times: January 24, 2018

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26 Wednesday January 24 2018 Latest Christchurch news at MOTORCARE PROFESSIONALS SELWYN TIMES A popular Selwyn pastime The success of the Selwyn Motor Fest last November, reflects the popularity of motoring in the district. Home to a number of motor enthusiasts and collectors, weekends see them heading out in their pride and joy. There plenty of directions in which to go. Fill up at Rolleston and catch a coffee or pick up takeaways before some rural cruising or heading into the city. Your day out might include a meal or coffee and cake at one of the superb eateries in Selwyn. Head west, stopping for a bite to eat at Edendale, West Melton, Darfield, Sheffield or Springfield, followed by a pleasant walk out of the sun at McHugh’s Plantation. Further into the Southern Alps and Porter’s Pass may challenge older vehicles with the need for topping up the radiator at the summit. If you make it over, Arthur’s Pass offers places to dine along with short and long walks, including round the township where there are interesting history plaques. The scenery is stunning while cheeky Keas hang around town. Lake Coleridge is another option. On the way, stop at Hororata for a famous Butcher Pie. Coleridge township is home to one of New Zealand’s first major power stations (built in 1914), sitting on the northern bank of the Rakaia River. A short drive away, the lake is popular for boating and fishing, as is the Waimakariri and Rakaia rivers on Highway 72. This follows the gorges from Amberley to Geraldine cutting through the Selwyn district. Towards the Port Hills, the growing university town of Lincoln is an attractive place to take a stroll with a mix of food options along with the Saturday morning Farmers’ Selwyn Motor Fest and Craft Market where you can purchase a variety of artisan foods. Tai Tapu also has an established reputation for good food with some lovely garden settings like at The Tap’s sunny courtyard or garden with tree-lined backdrop. Around and over the peninsula, there are some delightful settings for a picnic or lunch out. The winding roads will allow you to test Rakaia Gorge - a popular boating spot the vehicle’s cornering with some stunning views along the summit roads. Drop down into Le Bons or Okains bay for a swim and at the latter, tour the interesting Maori and Colonial Museum. Heading from Springston through Leeston to Southbridge, call in for a coffee and food then head a little further down the road to Little Rakaia for a spot of fishing or to Lake Ellesmere, a place favoured by boaties, jet-skiers, kayakers, sailors and windsurfers. It is also a good place for eeling and bird watching. If looking for solitude and a place to rest a while, take a drive along the Kaitorete Spit. Those living in Selwyn are fortunate to be right on the doorstep of Christchurch’s playground with no need to battle traffic to get out of town. Just hop in the car and go, blending a relaxing drive with a social event, recreational pursuit or trip exploring our part of Canterbury. 1961 Chevrolet Impala coupe 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle 30 Model A Tudor Hotrod 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 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 Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday January 24 2018 27 MY PRIDE AND JOY Muscle Car Madness is on again this weekend Muscle Car Madness Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th January Rangiora A&P Showgrounds Adults $18 and Children under $15 FREE Event oganiser and Rolleston local, Craig Stare in his restored 1959 Ford Thunderbird. Several local cars will participate in this year’s Trillo Metals Muscle Car Madness show, which starts tomorrow and will run until Sunday at the Rangiora A&P Showgrounds. This will be the 28th time the highly acclaimed Muscle Car Madness show is held with cars on show coming from as far away as Keri Keri in the north and Bluff in the south, along with a good selection from the Selwyn district. Over 1,300 cars will be on display over the weekend, with those exhibited varying from day to day. People who have showable cars are able to display these, simply by paying the admission fee at the gate on the day. [Adults are $18 and children under 15 are now free.] The whole family will be catered for at the Trillo Metals Muscle Car Madness show. The burnout pad action is always very popular while music is a big feature, with the welcome return of The Flyin' Saucers from Melbourne. A great new Auckland band called 'Boom! Boom! Deluxe' will be playing on Saturday, with a total of ten bands playing across the weekend. A retro beauty competition for all ages will also be held early on Saturday afternoon, presented by Kabella Baby. There will also be around 100 stalls: trade displays, craft stalls, a retro zone for fifties apparel, event t-shirts and displays from the South Island's top restoration shops. All of this plus more will make this event the South Island's largest and most exciting automotive event. The children will not be forgotten either, with a free fun zone with rides, toys and every kind of food you can imagine. For a ‘teaser’ and great way to start the event, around 200 cars and four bands will infiltrate Rangiora's main street tomorrow night, Thursday (25th January) from 6pm until 9pm, for a 'kick off ' party. Saturday and Sunday (27th and 28th January) are open days for the public from 10am to 5pm. A 2-day public hours’ pass, is available at the gate on Saturday for just $30. For more information on the Trillo Metals Muscle Car Madness show, phone 027 661 1932 or simply head to the Rangiora Showgrounds, this weekend, 25th to 28th January, 2018. STOP THE PRESS Muscle Car Madness has just announced that three Summer Nats Aussie Burnout Cars are coming to Rangiora. Make sure you are there to check out the action on the pad!!!! Kevin Jellyman will show his magnificent F 100 show truck that cost nearly $300,000 to build. Justin Orpwood from Lincoln practising burnouts in a supercharged Hemi powered Ford A coupe. Jones Road Auto ALL YOUR MOTORING NEEDS › While You Wait WOF’s › Courtesy Cars › Diagnostics › Repairs › Servicing › Batteries › Tyres Phone 347 4020 851 Jones Rd, Rolleston