Buffed bonnets, big-block Chevs and ''body snatchers''
attracted a large crowd to a classic American car show in
Dunedin at the weekend.
Stateside Streeters president Alan Smith said the ''Great USA
Day'' at Tahuna Park on Friday and Saturday attracted nearly
Cars were driven from as far as Christchurch for the `awesome
turnout'' at the annual event, he said.
Car enthusiast Brendon Arbuckle (41), of Dunedin, said the
coke bottle gear lever, number plate floor and coffee-sack
car seat covers inside a rusty '27 Roadster was a highlight.
''It's unique. It should be in an art gallery.''
The graveyard murals of the 1938 Pontiac 6 hearse called
''Bodysnatcher'' attracted glances from Mosgiel Funeral
Services owner Robert Campbell.
''I had a look and a giggle.''
Corvette convertible owner Karen Mears, of Mosgiel, said the
roar of her big-block Chev engine attracted a crowd. Hot rod
enthusiast Colin Gale, of Dunedin, said he enjoyed both his
''twin loves'' at the event, photography and hot rods.
Mr Gale has been attending the event for 15 years. This year
had been good, he said.
''But there's never a bad year.''