It’s been sneaking up in our calendar with much anticipation, and now it’s drawing so close we can almost taste it. The New Zealand Classic Car Show 2016 is all set to fill the Ellerslie Racecourse with an abundance of beautiful vehicles for you to gaze at longingly from 10am until 4pm on Sunday, February 14. Befittingly to us classic car enthusiasts, this year’s event has the theme of ‘a classic love story’. Check out the programme for this year’s event below — and make sure you remember Valentine’s Day so that you’re not stuck in the dog box for the duration of the event. It’s definitely one not to miss!
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.