Get your entire car club to Leadfoot Festival 2015

3 November, 2014

We’re fast approaching the Leadfoot Festival, held over February 6–8, 2015 at Leadfoot Ranch in Hahei, and you can get your car club invited to be a part of the spectacle by having an exclusive space in the new Classic & Vintage Club Area. The advantage of this is you get all your club cars in one spot, and every club car through the gate will receive two tickets to that night’s concert. The club’s exclusive area will be designed with special signage to designate each club’s affiliation, all for no added cost!

You can book your club for one, two, or all three days of the event, but space is extremely limited and it is anticipated to sell out quickly. Understandably, cars must be classic, vintage, or unique in nature, and each club must have a minimum of 10 cars to qualify. For more info, or for tickets, go to

Travelling companion

It’s easy to see why the Morris Minor Traveller was one of the best-loved variants of the Morris Minor. Introduced in 1953, it was equipped with the same independent torsion bar front suspension, drum brakes, and rack and pinion steering as its saloon sibling but, with their foldable rear seat increasing versatility, many Travellers were used as trade vehicles, says Derek Goddard. Derek and Gail Goddard, the owners of this superbly restored example, have run Morris Minors since before they were married in 1974.
“Our honeymoon vehicle was a blue Morris Minor van — it was a rust bucket,” says Derek.

Super Leicht Gullwing

It’s fair to say that nothing much in the classic Mercedes world gets past Mercedes-Benz Club stalwart Garry Boyce so it wasn’t surprising to learn that around 15 years ago he had sniffed out an extremely rare 300SL lightweight Gullwing as well as a 1958 300SL Roadster hiding away in the Waikato. The cars were not for sale but Garry eventually managed to persuade the owner to allow him and his restoration team to take a look at the Roadster. They discovered a very distressed but largely unmolested car. The car was so original that the body had never been off the chassis, meaning most of the parts and fittings were still present and correct, as they had been fitted by the factory.