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The Golden Bay A & P Show 2014

The annual Golden Bay A & P Show held at the Takaka show grounds on Saturday the 18th of January 2014, was well attended by about 30 cars all told, from our club and also the Vintage Car Club Nelson and some privateers turning up to swell the ranks. The day was perfect with a nice cool breeze, just enough to avoid sunstroke. The grand parade at about 1:30pm took on a different form this year with the cars doing two laps of the parade ground before the exit, so viewers  got a better look at proceedings. 
The photos illustrate the attendance but even more arrived after the pictures were taken and a great time was had by all.
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Rai Valley A&P Show 2014

Left: is the restored and fully functional traction engine which powered a sawmill on this very site many decades ago. It is powering a stationary hay baler on the other end of the belt giving demo's to the public. Very impressive!
Right: the stock and horses all lined up during the grand parade and this area is probably 50 feet or so below the main ground so it can be seen from all around, very user friendly.
Left: is some of the line up of cars during the grand parade, there were other vehicles behind the front line including tractors and ancient implements all in perfect working order.
Right: these lovely old Austin trucks I understand are from a truck museum and the red one was restored at a cost exceeding $100,000.00 and one can certainly see where the money went, it is amazing! The yellow truck is a 4 wheel drive Fargo.

Day trip to St Arnaud & Lake Rotoiti.
Sunday the 13th of July
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So it was decided, a brass monkey run to Lake Rotoiti and the restaurant was duly booked other subtle arrangements made & all that remained was to do it!
Nice day at Takaka i Site car park with 6 cars lined up and set of at 10:00am with a brief stop at Tapawera arriving at St Arnaud and Clinkers Cafe' for a delicious lunch, a quick look through the boat museum and off up to the lake for a photo shoot.
As most people had other commitments for the late afternoon we disbanded and all went our separate ways.

Our wheels against the Lake Rotoiti backdrop.

Miss February & Miss November pose for the media!

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