The Classic Motoring Society of Marlborough is revved up to celebrate the 2020 Marlborough Hospice Vehicle Display.
And while it may not seem so long ago to some, classic Japanese vehicles from three decades ago will make up the main display.
Organiser Pat Pascoe says some of the once popular models are now being forgotten.
“Mitsubishi Sigmas, Mirages, they’re all disappearing now,” he says.
“There’s a lot of stuff that people forget were around.
“Some people are still driving them and don’t realise how old they are.”
The term ‘classic’ is loosely accepted as a car at least 20 to 30 years old.
Nearly 500 vehicles are usually on display at the popular show held annually at Waterlea Racecourse.
Classic boats, heavy vehicles and cars, from vintage to brand new will appear at the display, now in its sixth year.
“It’s a day out – a picnic day – at Waterlea Racecourse under the trees,” Pat says.
He encourages car-fans to bring a picnic lunch and their cameras.
The half-dozen or so organisers have raised more than $30,000 for Marlborough Hospice.
Pat says the show opens to the public, at Waterlea Racecourse, from 11am to 3pm.
“Display people come at 9.30 – although some always come earlier,” he says.
There is no need for registration, just show up on the day.
It costs $5 to display a car and a gold coin donation for spectators at the gate.
We’re trying to gather the old Japanese cars together.
Pre 90’s – it’s 30 years ago.
We’ve had Fords, Jags, now it’s something different.
That’s the theme of the day, but we want all types to attend.
Mitsubishi Sigmas, Mirages, they’re all disappearing now.
There’s a lot of stuff that people forget were around.
Some people still use them and don’t realise how old they are.
They’ll be down the front.
Normally around 450 vehicles.
Classic boats as well and heavy trucks.
Marlborough Car Club support us.
It’s a day out – a picnic day – at Waterlea Racecourse under the trees.
We’ve raised over $30,000.
It’s a half dozen of us that get together and run it.
Marlborough Car Club at Waterlea Racecourse.
Public invited from 11am to 3pm.
Display people come at 9.30 – although some come earlier.
Just turn up on the day.
$5 per car and a gold coin donation for spectators at the gate.
Holden was the theme last year.
IT’s a real shock to a lot of people, especially dealers.
It’s quite sad really.
You can still bring your Holdens.