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Out with the old in with the older at Super Southern Swap Meet

15 March, 2016

A vast array of new and used automotive parts were up for grabs at the Super Southern Swap Meet, held at Kustoms Clubrooms in Christchurch on Sunday, March 13. The swap meet was open to automotive items only with everything from tyres, wheels, lights, and the usual unwanted hoardings available for a price.  Several complete cars were even amongst the items with a price tag on them. There was an Mk3 Zephyr that looked like it was pulled out from under some trees, and a 1930 Willys, which had a $10K price tag on it.

For those who arrived early and needed their caffeine fix, coffee and snacks were available. After looking around at the parts and parting with some money, it was time to have a look around the car display, which had a great selection of vehicles on show. Even though there was the threat of Cyclone Pam hitting, it was great to see that the weather remained clear and warm, with plenty of people making the most of it.

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?