Club displaying US cars on Sunday

Fired up . . . Inspecting the final stop for the upcoming Conrodders Rod & Custom Car Club memorial run at Sunnyvale Park on Sunday are (from left) club committee member Stephen McConnachie, secretary Liz Carmichael, vice-president Kevin Moylan and president Reuben Kinghorn, with their respective cars (from left) 1934 Dodge, 1964 Oldsmobile Starfire, 1985 Pontiac Firebird and 1994 Pontiac Firebird. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE

The public is invited to see the magnificent examples of North American motoring hitting Dunedin tomorrow.

The Conrodders Rod & Custom Club is inviting any owners of vehicles of North American origin to join in the club’s memorial run.

Club president Reuben Kinghorn said the club established the run in the 1980s to honour the members who were “no longer with us but never forgotten”.

The run would be on rain, hail or shine and would depart the clubrooms in Cairnforth St, Green Island at 11am.

After a short cruise across the Taieri countryside, the run would finish outside the Village Green Cafe and Bar in Sunnyvale.

The fleet would be available for the public to view for about two hours from noon.

Club vice-president Kevin Moylan said some of the “out-of-town hot rod fraternity” were expected to attend the run.

The club wanted to support its community by holding a public viewing outside a local business.

“We are a local club, supporting a local business.”

Secretary Liz Carmichael said the club had 70 members and members of the public were welcome to attend any of its meetings at 7.30pm on the last Tuesday of the month in its clubrooms.

People who did not own an American car could become social members.

The fleet of cars in Sunnyvale would showcase the family feel of the all-inclusive club.

The “family-orientated” club was a mix of men, women and children.

“It’s not just for single young guys.”