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Southward Car Museum’s annual Auto Jumble in November

16 June, 2014


The Southward Car Museum is holding its annual Auto Jumble in November 2014 and owners of vintage, classic, and rare cars and motorcycles can bring their unwanted parts and memorabilia for others to rummage through.

Being an automotive only swap meet, punters may be able to find that elusive missing piece they need to get on with whatever project they’re working on.

The Auto Jumble provides vendors the opportunity to display their automotive-themed products to the public.

Once again we have the opportunity for vendors to display their automotive themed products to the public.

The Car Corral area will also be at the Auto Jumble. This is for those who would like to advertise their vehicle as being for sale. Southward Car Museum has hopes that this area will be a buyer’s paradise on the day.

Preferential parking will be set aside for those who are wanting to bring their classic car or motorcycle along for a ride on the day.

Children’s entertainment and paces to purchase food and beverages will complete the day out. Gates open at 8am — make sure you get there early so you don’t miss out on the great deals!

Vendors who are interested in holding a trade site should contact Hayden on [email protected] for more information.

Taipan – surpassing interest

“It’s merely a passing interest,” insists Selby — despite owning three variants of the classic VW Beetle, including an unusual VW van that was sold as a body kit for a Subaru. In his defence he points to a 1961 Ford Thunderbird, a car that he converted to right-hand drive. However, on the VW side of the ledger, since he opened Allison Autos in Whanganui 27 years ago, Selby has built 15 VW-powered Formula First cars, followed by a beach buggy, restored a derelict Karmann Ghia, and hot-rodded a common or garden Beetle into something that has to be seen to be believed. As speed is not something generally associated with classic VWs, though, Selby is still waiting for this particular modification to catch on amongst the hot rod faithful.

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.