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Annual Twin Rivers Car Parade

16 June, 2014


Last month the Twin Rivers Car Parade and display was held at the Canterbury A&P Showgrounds.

Even though the weather was very overcast and less than ideal, the crowds weren’t deterred with huge amounts of people turning up and a great array of vehicles were on display.

British, American, European, and Japanese vehicles were all represented, with some really beautiful cars showing up.

The display was set for a 10.30am start with vehicles leaving to take part in the parade at around 1.30pm and returning an hour later. Prize giving took place at 3pm.

The Twin Rivers Car Parade has been running for the past 10 years by the Rotary Club of Avonhead. Entry only cost $15, and spectators only $10, so it’s always great value for money for a very relaxing day out. Proceeds this year went to The Child Cancer Foundation.

The Jowett Jupiter turns 70

John Ball has always enjoyed tinkering with old boats and cars. He’s old enough to think having gearbox parts on newspaper on the floor of his bedroom, while the relevant car sat waiting on nail boxes, was a normal part of growing up. His passion has always tended towards old British bangers. He reckons he’s fortunate not to have got caught up in the American muscle scene.
John’s love affair with this Jupiter started in December 2015 when, with some time on his hands during a Christchurch trip, he searched online for ‘cars, before 1970 and in Christchurch’.

A passion for classics and customs

In the highly competitive field of New Zealand classic and custom restorations, reputations are won or lost on the ability to maintain consistently high standards of workmanship. A company managing to achieve this is D A Panel beating Ltd, of Rangiora near Christchurch. Is your classic or custom car restoration stalled, or in need of a refresh, or perhaps you are looking for experts to rebuild that recent import project out of Europe or the ‘States?