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Tararua Rodders Inc. 2013 Hot Rod Show

Kete Horowhenua2020-03-23T16:51:42+00:00
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.
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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 big
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 tocome 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
among 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. Powering
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