Friday, 21 June 2019

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American Muscle, Street & Custom Club's first birthday a spectacular success

Last Sunday, Mercury Bay residents and holidaymakers were treated to an impressive display of chrome during the American Muscle, Street & Custom Club Whitianga’s “Frankies Beach Street Meet” in Whitianga. The car show was held as a celebration of the club’s first birthday.

The turnout was absolutely spectacular and the weather could not have been better as everyone enjoyed the atmosphere and the 82 cars and 12 motorcycles that were on display along Albert Street between Lee Street and Monk Street.

The Mercury Rockers put on an outstanding rock ‘n’ roll dance display and many people also dressed up in theme, adding to the festive atmosphere.  

Raffles took place, followed by prize-giving, including seven category prizes for the most impressive vehicles. The coveted “People’s Choice Award” was won by Neil and Pam Baker with their immaculate 1935 Ford Roadster. Seven spot prizes were given away and there was also an award for the best dressed individual.

All the prizes were sponsored by Mercury Bay businessowners.

By the end of the event, 15 people were eager to join the club. All proceeds of the car show, after costs have been covered, will go to the Whitianga Coastguard Unit.  

The American Muscle, Street & Custom Club Whitianga meet the first Sunday of every month at Frankies Sports Bar & Grill in Whitianga.

Pictured: Fiona Kettlewell (winner of a spot prize) with Peter Farmer (who donated the prize) and Reg Smith (on the right), one of the founders of the American Muscle, Street & Custom Club Whitianga.

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