Ford Open Day June

Club Visits and Gatherings

We held another fabulous Open Day in June, this time, for the Ford lovers, owners, drivers and dreamers! We saw over 180 Ford cars and trucks grace our grounds.   Sam Baker from Avon City Ford, brought out the latest Mustang (only $110k’s worth!) which got plenty of tongues wagging. The weather held off till around midday, when we had the …

The Full Story of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe

Classic Yarns

By Ben Selby If you know classic cars, chances are you know the 1955 Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe. You are also probably aware this one-of-two ever built unicorn changed hands for a mind- boggling $142 million US ($220.4 million NZ). The buyer, an anonymous but we can safely assume a very wealthy, car collector who was able to secure …

Road Trip Destinations: Christchurch to Oxford

Roadtrip Destinations

When many think of Oxford, a beautiful town set the heart of England which played host to one Inspector Morse and his MK2 Jag on TV tends to spring to mind. However, for those in the South Island, Oxford is a Canterbury town which has plenty to offer, especially as a destination for classic car fans and owners. The drive …

Grey beards car group

Club Visits and Gatherings

This group of young men, from all over Canterbury, enjoyed a stroll through our museum in April. Recalling memories of yesteryear, the cars they or their families had owned, or, that they had worked on as panel beaters back in the day. We always love hearing your stories, they’re always different. Thanks so much for joining us Gentlemen – see you again …

Bizzarrini 5300 GT: The Gorgeous Italian Car You Have Never Heard Of

Classic Yarns

By Ben Selby What does the Ferrari 250 GTO, the Lamborghini V12 engine and the Iso Grifo all have in common? Well, apart from these being grand testimonials to Italian car design, one man had a hand their creation. That man was Giotto Bizzarrini and we owe him a lot. Born in Livorno, Italy in 1926, the young Bizzarrini had …

Car Heaven Descends on Waimak Classic Cars and the Better Half Kitchen and Bar

Classic News

By Ben Selby The day was hot, the sky was blue and best of all, the New Zealand Government had decreed outdoor gatherings under the COVID-19 traffic light system would no longer be limited to groups of 100 to 200 people. Throw all this together and you have the perfect template for a grand day out with countless petrolheads and …