By Pauline Stewart
Beach Meet 2023 will go ahead Rain or Shine! 9.30am, Sunday 8 January 2023, Buffalo Beach Reserve
200 vehicles - plenty of big American cars from the 60’s and 70’s.
Win the ride in the Pink Cadillac with lunch at Luke’s Kitchen.
Bid for the amazing art rendition of the famous Pink Cadillac by Julie Smith
Buy an art rendition of your favourite pet, or classic car or truck.
Proceeds go to two great causes: Project Mammogram and Mercury Bay Cancer Support Trust (for their palliative care and equipment vehicle).
Vehicle entry to the event and parking
You can only enter via the first Gate at the Southern end. Parking marshals will be on site from 7.30am and will direct you to the car display area. Early birds can take advantage of an early park up.
Raising money for great causes at the Whiti Beach Meet through Local art. Julie Smith has always been very arty and she has a love for animals, Julie would have been a vet if life had gone the way she wanted it to in her early years. Now that she’s not helping run hers, and other businesses, she has more time on her hands, so has taken up drawing again and has found her niche drawing peoples pets, past and present and now also turning her hand to cars and trucks. We tend to forget just how much people get attached to their pets. Julie has the rare talent of being able to bring them to life, mainly through their eyes; she has had people bursting into tears when they are presented with a rendition of their pet, either past or present. Julie has recently had requests to have a crack at cars, trucks etc even an airplane has been commissioned with great results especially as presents. She has been very busy drawing all sorts of cars and trucks for the Whiti Beach Meet and will be selling the prints to raise money for the causes the club will be donating to, an unframed A4 print will cost $45. Also the American Muscle Street & Custom Club Whitianga will be auctioning off her original rendition of the pink Cadillac for Project Mammogram this will be A3 size and framed.
Dress up - prize donated by CFM We encourage you to dress either in the year of your Car, Bike, Truck or anything retro, even if you don’t have an entry, you could be up for a great prize for the best dressed female, male, and couple.
Category and spot Prizes We have had a great response from local businesses and our sponsors gifting merchandise for categories, spot prizes and raffles. Prize giving will start at 1.30pm sharp till 2.00pm at the band curtain sider kindly donated by Christensen Group, Whitianga.
Bring cash $$$ to buy raffle tickets and buy Julie’s prints. We will also have a garden bar and vendors on site.
Note: Beach Meet 2023 is sponsored by Farmer Auto Village and CFM Coromandel
Typically for private commissions you just have to send Julie a high res pic to her phone and it will be drawn from there, they cost from $150 to $250 it all depends on size content etc.