American car show

Entries for the Oamerican Car Show, which takes place on February 7, are already being received from enthusiasts from as far away as parts of the North Island.

Event organiser Jayne Jackson said the event had now gained a principal sponsor. She added that she had already sent out 200 entry forms for the event, which was being promoted throughout New Zealand.

''I have received a number of entries to date including a few from the North Island and lots and lots of inquiries, but would really encourage people wanting to take part to get their entries in so that we can confirm catering arrangements and activities.''

The four-day car show will take place in the second week of February, a week which promises to be a ''very busy one'' for the town, Ms Jackson said.

''In addition to the Oamerican Car Show, there's Waitangi Day, Scott 100 commemoration events and the Highlanders versus Crusaders pre-season rugby and concert,'' she said.

andrew.ashton@odt.co.nz