Queenstown Car Club members Graham Wild (left, with his Porsche 911) and Karl Argyle (with his 1963 EH Holden Premier) will be showing their cars at the resort's inaugural Car-Nival in October. The event, being held at the Remarkables Primary School, will also serve as a fundraiser for the school's ongoing playground development. Photo supplied.
Queenstown's only major car show for the year will be
combined with a family-oriented day out in the inaugural
Remarkables Car-Nival, organised by Remarkables Primary
School and the Queenstown Car Club.
Club member and father Karl Argyle came up with the concept,
having always wanted to organise a car show in the resort.
''There's so many amazing vehicles here and this is a great
opportunity for the owners to show them off and the rest of
the community to enjoy them,'' he said.
With the support of the car club, Mr Argyle approached
Remarkables Primary School about holding the show at the
Remarkables Primary School RPA chairwoman Tracey Pederson
said members jumped at the idea.
''It's ideal for us because we were always looking for our
own, unique way of providing a carnival for the Queenstown
community and this is perfect.''
While the car show would be held on the reserve next to the
school grounds, the school would host a day of activities
including food stalls, cooking demonstrations from Wai and
Rata chefs, a plant sale of seedlings prepared by years 7 and
8 horticulture pupils and children's activities, including
PlayBall, and pampering for parents from Eforea Spa.
There would also be an opportunity for individuals to hire
stalls at a small cost and sell products or second-hand goods
suitable for primary school children and their families.
Among the prizes to be given out at the Car-nival would be
two laps of the Highlands Motorsport Park in a Porsche.
Money raised on the day would assist with the school's
continued playground development for use by the pupils and
the wider community.
''We're planning a great day out for all the family and want
the whole community to be a part of it,'' Mrs Pederson said.
• The Car-Nival will be held on October 19, from 11am-2pm
with entry via gold coin donation. Entry for cars and bikes
is $5. Entry forms available from www.queenstowncarclub.co.nz.
Those interested in hiring a stall can email rpa@remarkablesprimary.-school.net.