Car lovers help raise $1400


A car cruise to raise funds for a cancer society relay for life team drew in a wide variety of motor vehicles, an event organiser said.
‘‘There were some very oldschool cars there right up until some very, very modern muscle cars,’’ organiser of Sunday’s Rev ’n’ Ride Dunedin, Tracy Chambers, said.
Vehicles on display ranged from a selection of motorcycles to some 1970s Volkswagen Beetles and other makes.
The event raised $1400 for Miss Chambers’ Elevated View Pit Crew Relay for Life team which Miss Chambers said she was ‘‘very happy’’ about.
With $450 donated on her team’s webpage and items for auction available on Trade Me, she hoped total funds raised would reach $2500.
After gathering at the Dunedin Ice Stadium, cruisers were given navigation instructions to the mystery final location which was the Kensington Tavern (cars parked on the nearby Oval sportsground) where band ‘‘Basketcase’’ performed.
Cruisers did not travel directly to the Kensington Tavern. Instead, they took in a scenic route on a 90-minute cruise.
They drove to Hinden before looping back to Outram, Mosgiel, and, then Dunedin, Miss Chambers explained.
Prizes were awarded on the day for best car, which went to a GTS Monaro, best other went to a Mazda Familia Ute, best bike was a Harley-Davidson Softail, and best overall was a Ford Victoria, which greatly impressed Miss Chambers.
‘‘The guy has had it for eight years and he has totally restored it and [Sunday] was it’s first trip out, so that was pretty cool. It was an amazing car. It was just beautiful.’’