Topic: Tararua Rodders Inc. 2013 Hot Rod Show

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The Hot Rod Show is held every two years, the show held in 2011 was brilliant. The Tararua Rodders' held their 40th Anniversary celebration in 2012 and that was on out off the box, a really fantastic week end show finishing with a celebration dinner at Levin Cosmopolitan Club.Now 2013 with many members committing to the show its going to be another brilliant function.


                   Advertisment on Friday 27th September 2013   

                              Automotive magic 

 By PETER FRANKLIN___Horowhenua Chronicle Friday 27th September 2013____________________

  Tararua Rodders Club members get their heads together biennially and organise a festival of automotive magic they call the
  Chrome and Custom Auto festival — and a festival it is. They painstakingly talk to owners throughout the country and convince
  them to bring their pride and joys to Levin for one day — and they willingly turn up.

  Club president Nathan Davidson said he could confirm 130 plus entries in this year's show, including American muscle cars,
  traditional hotrods, speedway cars and motorcycles. The off- road brigade will be represented by owners of four-wheel drives
  and racing boats.

     He said up to five dragster owners have agreed
  to fire up their cars, some of which produce more 
  than 700 horsepower. Visitors can wander among
  the huge array of vehicles inside the pavilion and view
  the Robertson Holden International Speedway 
  screen, showing some of the big hits from last
  season's speedway action. More exhibits will be
  outside, along with music 
from classic local rock
  band Rubber Band.
     Mr Davidson said since the first show, entries have
  more than doubled and people throughout the country
  make the effort to
come to Levin specifically for the event. 
  "From a club's point of view this is fantastic," he said. 
     He said it is going to be a fantastic day and the club 
  has focussed on keeping the show affordable for
   families at $5 for an adult and $2 for children.

   The gates open at the Horowhenua Events Centre at 10am, with lots happening until 4pm

  Rodders Paying Tribute to former Member The Chronicle Setember 25 2013


    With the paperwork nearly finished, it's a matter of waiting for set up day for members of the Tararua Rodders who are
  predicting the  2013 Chrome and Custom Auto festival will be the best yet. Club president Nathan Davidson said a lot of
  work had gone in to get the best show cars committed to the show. "We know there will be a really fantastic line-up for 
  people to look at on show day," he said. On the day, the club will take the opportunity to pay tribute to one of its former 
  members Paul Ireland, who died suddenly earlier this year.

      Mr. Davidson said the show line -  ups is goig to be
   fantastic with something to please everyone.
Mr Ireland's immaculate bright orange Mustang would
  take pride of place in the exhibition area.
  Mr Ireland was a great supporter of the club and the
  community, helping out wherever and whenever he could.
    While the emphasis would be on customised cars and
  pick-ups, the motor racing world would be well represented
  by a large  number of drag racers and speedway cars.
  In addition to the four-wheeled works of art and speed,
  the show will have a large number of motorcycles on display.
  Mr. Davidson said the show line -  ups is goig to be fantastic
  with something to please everyone.



    Enthusiasts Flock to popular auto festival By Peter Franklin  The Chronicle Wednesday 2 October 2013 

   While it may have been a dull day outside, inside the two Pavillions at the Horowheua Events Centre were packed with
    enthusiasts looking  and dreaming of owning one or more of the well- presented vehicles on display.
      The Tararua Rodders organised its biennnial auto festival and each year the support from the public and bussinesses
      An organiser and club president Nathan Davidson said the weather did not deter a constant flow through the gates.
  Mr. Davidson said the big bonus for the club was the interest by a national company keen to join the next show in September
  " A lot of local bussinesses supported the club but I would like to mention Quinns Buildings, Bryant and Simpson and Life
  Style Dairy Pumps, They were great."  

       Variety              Remodelled

    Variety: It wasn't all about cars at the Tararua Auto Festival,     Remodelled: Nothing like it when it was newin 1940, this 
    there was plenty of interest among the many motorcyclists           Mercury custom has undergone a massive transformation 
    who inspected the two wheeled displays.                                      into a stunning show car.

              Enthusiast flock to Show 3                          Enthusiast flock to show 4  

   Experienced Eyes:  With so many fantastic looking         What a Combo?; The classic T-Bird towing a classic  caravan. 
 is cars, judging for Andy Smith ( right) was always going          owned by Levin's Andrew King.
   to be a hard job, but one he loves. 

                         Below is an editorial printed in the Horowhenua Mail dated October 3rd 2013

                                               Roaring rods drag in crowds
     Hundreds of souped-up cars attracted hundreds of people to Levin on Sunday. Hot rods, classics, drag and stock cars were
 the gleam­ing metal on display inside and outside the Horowhenua Events Centre. Despite a damp start, the bien­nial
    Tararua Rodders
 Hot Rod Show was a roaring success, presi­dent Nathan Davidson said. Numbers had not been tallied but he
   estimated up to 4500 people
  attended over the day, a similar turnout to previous events."It was a fantastic show inside ...
   the class of cars there was just awesome,  " he said.
   Cars arrived from all over the lower and central North Island, along with motorbikes, off-roaders, boats, drag and stock cars. A dirt
   course was set up in  the paddock behind the events centre, where drivers from the two Horowhenua-Kapiti four-wheel-drive clubs showed
   their skills.
   Supercharged V8 drag cars were also fired up outside throughout the day. About 480 vehicles were on show outside, Mr Davidson said.
       But the real show was inside, with rows of polished metal and big engines the major features of the about 100 exhibits.
   Levin's Webby brothers, Wayne and Wade, scooped two prizes, for their chromed hot rod T-Bucket that they started building in 1965 and first
  registered to be road legal in 1970.
    Mr Davidson said it was "the most amazing piece of nostalgia car I think most people will ever see"."It was the first hot rod to be built in
   New Zealand with an overhead valve motor, rather than using the old flatheads.
   "It's a grouse piece of nostalgia ... and it's still alive today, 43 years later."
  Mr Davidson said he had "beg­ged" the owners for eight years to get the car at the show.
   The chrome-covered beauty won Best Vintage and the Club Choice award, voted by club members.

  Tribute Highway Pursuit car           Brandy wine car photo

  Tribute ;  Paul Ireland's highway pursuit car, with a photo of the        Brandy wine;  A 1940 Mercury convertible, owned by John and Anna
   Tararua Rodders member who died about two months ago.                   Scarlett, of Levin which was runner-up in the best Ford.

                        Chronicle Ford T photo                                               Chronicle Green Dragster photo  

  Chrome Classic ;   Wade and Wade Webby's Classic T Bucket,                  Screamers;  Drag cars on show out front. 

     Mail photo 1         Mail photo 2 

     Halloween; Levin's Synaia Tubb, Moana Brown and Shayden Tubb               Two Wheels;  " Quince ", of Levin, on his Harley Dyna Glide.
     in front of a Halloween-Themed 1932 Roadster. 

       Mail Photo 3        Mail photo 4  

       Starting Young;    Louis Redshaw, 9. of Palmerston North, tries        Holiday Fun;  Horowhenua College exghange students Kristina Gedde,
        out the V8 race car simulator.                                                                                   left of Norway, Johnny Chan, of China, Aki Koinuma, of Japan and Jessie
                                                                                                                                                   Chong , of China, with the Corvette owned by Jessie's host family,
                                                                                                                                                   Bob and  Jet Larsen of levin.  

                                                                                        Other Award Winners

    Best Ford;        Lincoln Zephyr, Dave kindberg, Normanby; Best GM; 1935 sedan, John and Karen Nightingale, Wellington,
    Best Mopar;     Super charged dodge Challenger , Mike Williams, Lower Hutt; Best Stock car;  Miget Race car,
    Dean Hambling, Fielding; Best Dirt Bike; TM 125 Susuki, Ian Pike; Best Custom Bike; Custom Fatboy Harley Davidson,
    Graham Hislop; Best Classic Bike; Ariel Square Four, Shaun Brill; Long Distance; Markos Hamilton, who travelled 205km from
    hastings to come to the show. 

                                                     At the end of the show  This report was printed in The Horowhenua Chronicle, Friday October 4

                                                                             Auto Festival Success

       Last weekend's Auto Festival was a big success for host club, Tararua Rodder. President Nathan Davidson said apart those who put 
   their cars on show it was the of local business that helped it the great day it was. Tararua Rodders thank the following businesses
   for their support: More FM; The Horowhenua Chronicle; BNT; Horowhenua Motors; HK Distributors; Quinn Buildings; Life Style Dairy
   Pumps; Kerry's Upolstery; Motor Sport Apparel; Plumbing Solutions; Tom Lancadter Autos; Paul Ireland Digger Hire; Repco;
   Carters Tyres; Ohau Autos; Bryant and Simpson; Tatana Contracting; Pescini Market Gardens; BS Young Ltd.

   A show stopper, the locally owned 1947 Ford pick up truck was one of many stunning show vehicles  on display at the
   Auto Festival last weekend

 By PETER FRANKLIN  Horowhenua Chronicle September, 13th  2013.


   Four years in the making and the rewards are coming thick and fast for Tararua Rodders member Warren Montgomery. His bright yellow 1947 Jailbar pickup
truck won the best commercial division at the recent Speed Show in Auckland and is set to continue winning acclaim wherever it goes.


   The project got underway in 2008. After gathering a mass of classified ads, relating to Jailbar pickups, donor chassis and a multitude of other parts needed
to put his dream ride together, Montgomery set to work.


The bulk of the body work was done by Warren in his shed, although getting the timing right
for show dates started to become an issue and the project moved camps to Bruce Jack Panel
beaters in Foxton.
The guys got stuck in and completed the body work and applied the custom
mixed yellow paint.

Help on the project truck came from a lot of quarters locally, including Wayne and Stu from
Winiata and Anderson Sheetmetal and Gary Hayes of Foxton Dismantlers in Foxton. 
the bright yellow beast is a 351 cubic inch Ford Cleveland V8 engine imported from Marshall
Engines in Nebraska, United States.

Once the Jailbar was in one piece, the all-important certification was done by Andy Smith of
Smith Automotive in Levin. Andy's expertise was also utilized in setting up the Supra five-speed
gearbox to take the 
Cleveland clutch and pressure plate and he also rebuilt the limited slip
     The finished result is a stunning pickup truck that has pride of place in the Montgomery
household and among their fellow Tararua Rodders club members.
• To see the fantastic looking '47 Jailbar and many more custom creations, head to the
Chrome and Custom Show at the Levin Events Centre on Sunday September 29.

              Following are  more than seventy photos taken by Henry phillips at the Hot Rod Show 

       1932 Ford Pick up Owner Southward Museum

11 MUCH 1932 Ford Pick Up named 3121
by henryphillips

 Model A ford with a Chev 350 motor Owner Debbie Denzel
 from the Palmerston North Hot Rod Club 

3122 1930 Model A Ford
by henryphillips 

 Mr Wayne and Wade Webby's immaculate 1925 Model
T Ford

3124 OS4456 1925 Model T Ford Named
by henryphillips 

    Mr. John and Anna Scarlet's 1940 Mercury Custom

3126 1940 Mercury Custom Convertible Brandy Wine
by henryphillips

      Mr. John and Anna Scarlet's 1958 Impala 

3127 HBC170 1958 Chevrolet Imparla
by henryphillips 

        Mr. Bryan Beswick with his immaculate 30KOOP

3130  30 Koop Ford Coupe Replica
by henryphillips 


3131 Ham 768 Ford Falcon Futura
by henryphillips 


3132  DUF494 1951 Plymouth Delux Coupe
by henryphillips 


 3133   GWJ22 2010 Chevrolet Camaro
by henryphillips


3134  2003 Chevrolet Corvette 03Z06
by henryphillips 


3135  Filly 1969 Ford Mustang
by henryphillips 


3136  GFF959    1964  Ford Falcon Futura
by henryphillips 


3137  SEXY5 1965 Ford Mustang Fast Back
by henryphillips


3138  1 MOPAR 1972  Dodge Challenger
by henryphillips


3139  TUF69 1969  Chevrolet Chevelle
by henryphillips


3140  TUF69  1969 Chevrolet Chevelle
by henryphillips 


3141 BODGY 1962 Ford Galaxie
by henryphillips 


3142  2QIK4U 1967 Holden HR
by henryphillips


3143 OB1948  1948 Ford V8
by henryphillips


3144  LOBRO Replica 1937  Ford Coupe
by henryphillips


3145 BG9398 1932 Ford Coupe
by henryphillips 


3146  COOL28    1928 Ford Model A  Pick Up
by henryphillips 


3147  BUMLBE Chevrolet Camaro
by henryphillips


3148 FPS407  1967 Chevrolet Camaro
by henryphillips 


3149 Lilliput Gazelle Caravan
by henryphillips 


3151  BIRD63  1963 Ford Thunderbird
by henryphillips 


3155  Fat Rat being built by Cain Henderson
by henryphillips


3156  SG8289 1954 Ford Customline
by henryphillips


3157  1957 Ford Fairlane 500
by henryphillips 


3158 GZL957 1939 Chev Master
by henryphillips 


3159 1973 Plymouth Barracuda
by henryphillips 


3160 GWS926  1957 Ford fairlane 500
by henryphillips 


3161 1938 Ford Standard
by henryphillips 


3162 FLMEZ 1930 Ford model A
by henryphillips


3163 HAF378 1966 GMC PK truck
by henryphillips 


3164  1956V6 1956 Chevrolet Belair
by henryphillips


3165 1947 International KB1 Truck Pescini Brotherd Ltd..
by henryphillips


3166 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air Coupe
by henryphillips


3167 Front engined Dragster C3889
by henryphillips


3168 1939 Deco Rides Lincoln Zephur
by henryphillips 


3169 Deco Rides Lincoln Zephur
by henryphillips


3171 1934 Chevrolet Delivery car

by henryphillips


3172 1951 Ford Country Squire Woodie
by henryphillips


3173 OL32 1932 Ford Deuce Coupe
by henryphillips 


  3174 EF2671 This car has done some travelling

by henryphillips 


3175 DBK838 1959 Chrysler New Yorker Saratoga
by henryphillips 


3176 SUNVLY 1955 Mercury Sun Valley
by henryphillips 


3177 GLZ866 1957 Chevrolet Pick Up
by henryphillips


3178 DBK838 Chrysler
by henryphillips 


3179 EFA937 Oldsmobile
by henryphillips


3180 BZJ310 1970 Cadillac De Ville
by henryphillips


3181 OLDS69 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass
by henryphillips 


3183 JBSSS 1967 Chevrolet Impala SS
by henryphillips


3184 Chevrolet
by henryphillips



3185 USIRON 1965 Chevrolet Sports Coupe
by henryphillips 


3186 GFD973 Chevrolet
by henryphillips 


3187 A line up of custom motor Cycles
by henryphillips 


3191 86ZMS Harley Davidson Road King
by henryphillips 


3193 An Impressive line up of Harley Davidson motor cycles
by henryphillips 


3194 A good line up of Moto Cross motor cycles on display
by henryphillips 


3195  Johnny Old rememberance
by henryphillips 

 A boyhood dream of owning one of these, Aerial Square four 1000cc

3196 1954 1000cc Aerial Square Four
by henryphillips 


3197 An old Army  Indian Scout motor cycle
by henryphillips 



3198 Stock car display
by henryphillips


3201 Stock Car display
by henryphillips 


3203 Stock Car display
by henryphillips


               AnInteresting line up of stock cars on show

3204 Stock Car Display
by henryphillips 

 Beauty and The Beast, A visitor from Phillipines enjoying the show

3209 Beauty and The Beast
by henryphillips 

       Prize winners receiving many of the donated prizes

3239 prize winners collecting their winnings
by henryphillips

               Paul Irelands beatifully prepaired Ford Mustang 

IMG_3118 BAD  66 named pg
by henryphillips 


IMG_3119 Ford Fairlane BAD 60
by henryphillips 


IMG_3117 A  V12  Tow Wagon under restoration from from Southward car Museum
by henryphillips 


by henryphillips
A Beautifully restored BSA Bantam Motorcycle from the 1950s-60s era








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