Photo: Adam Binns
### ODT Online Fri, 22 Jan 2016
Vintage car parade planned for tonight
The International Festival of Historic Motoring is putting on a farewell for Dunedin people this evening, showing off veteran, vintage and classic cars to residents in a drive across the city. The festival has released a list of streets from where the public can view vehicles as they pass (times approximate):
7pm: Queens Dr, Prince Albert Rd and King Edward St
7.30pm: Kaikorai Valley Rd between Stone St and Taieri Rd, Brockville Rd and Dalziel Rd to Three Mile Hill Rd
8pm: Gordon Rd, Factory Rd, Hagart Alexander Dr, Quarry Rd into Morris Rd
8.30pm: Main Rd Fairfield, Main South Rd Green Island.
###drivesouth.co.nz Sat, 16 Jan 2016
Festival takes city back in time
By Catherine Pattison
Dunedin yesterday became the hub for the Vero International Festival of Historic Motoring as 600 cars and motorbikes arrived for the nine-day event. The city’s inhabitants can be forgiven for feeling as though they have gone back in time as they see the multitude of old vehicles cruising the streets.
“It is going to be fantastic for Dunedin. It brings in a huge amount of people to see our wee town. Most of these cars have never been seen all in one place.”
Many of the expected 1200 owners are Kiwis, which is not surprising as the Vintage Car Club New Zealand (VCCNZ) has more than 8000 members and 13,000 vintage, veteran and classic cars and motorcycles listed on its database. However, there will be about 60 owners coming from Australia, with others travelling from Scotland, the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Sweden and Switzerland. The farthest travelled will be Lord-Lieutenant of Orkney Bill Spence, who has sent his 1932 Lagonda to Dunedin for the festival.
Run by the VCCNZ Otago branch, it is the first time the festival, which has been to New Zealand nine times previously, will be hosted by Dunedin.
█ More information + 2016 Festival photos at:
The Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc) http://vcc.org.nz/
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr