Father’s Day ‘Blokes & Cars/Bikes’ event

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Daniel and Cameron Clarke will be displaying a New Zealand-assembled 1978 Mini LE 1000 and 2013 Toyota 86. Photo Winston Penn

Young motoring enthusiasts Daniel and Cameron Clarke and their cars will be a feature this year at the Father’s Day community event at East City Wesleyan Church Centre in Botany.

Aged 21 and 19, the brothers will be displaying a New Zealand-assembled 1978 Mini LE 1000 and 2013 Toyota 86.

“The Mini is mainly my hobby car and I use another car as a daily driver. It always attracts attention, and many people have stories to share about their Mini experiences in past years,” Daniel says.

“It’s always fun to display the car and I have done so recently at the Howick 175 Pop-Up display at Fencible Walk.”

Cameron comments on his similarly red but Japanese-assembled Toyota, “It’s a great modern sports car, manual, with excellent rear wheel drive cornering and handling. It provides a great raw driving experience as well as being practical and easy to drive on the daily commute.”

The annual Father’s Day community event is now in its 11th year and, with support from the Howick Local Board, is open to everyone. Classic cars and a few motorcycles will be displayed, along with hobby displays including with John Burnett from the blacksmith shop at the Howick Historical Village.

Organiser Rev Dr Richard Waugh says, “We are expecting the NZ Police and NZ Fire & Emergency to display too. There will be many activities for dads and families.

“In the creative Father’s Day service, I will be interviewing long-time Howick resident 99-year-old Laurie Hamlet and asking him to share some grandfatherly advice for dads and mums on this Father’s Day weekend.

  • Sunday September 4: 9.30am to 12.30pm at 219 Burswood Drive. All welcome. More information phone 022 5339400.