Car club festivities to be held over long weekend

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Key to fun . . . Conrodders Rod and Custom Club assistant president Kevin Moylan and his 1985 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SE are ready for the club's 45th anniversary celebration in Dunedin from tomorrow. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE

A Dunedin car club is set to celebrate its 45th anniversary from today.

Conrodders Rod and Custom Car Club assistant president Kevin Moylan, of Abbotsford, said the club was expecting more than 70 people in about 40 eye-catching cars to be part of the festivities.

The three-day event was an “excuse for old friends to get together and have a bit of fun”.

Formers members would be among the revellers.

“Once you’re a member, you’re in the family for life.”

The three days of events include a cruise, parties in Green Island and Mornington and a public display of vehicles in a car park beside Dunedin Railway Station about noon on Sunday.

“We encourage the public to come down and view some beautiful cars and talk to the owners.”

The fleet was to be a mix of muscle cars, customised vehicles and hot rods, mostly American.

The vehicles on show would include his 1985 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SE and its 350 cubic inch fuel injected engine.

People often asked him how high petrol prices impacted on owning a Trans Am.

“It was designed when petrol was being rationed in the mid-1980s so it has a very fuel efficient engine.”