US cars' big day out fun for all

Set for debut ... Graham Rollo's 1956 Continental, which will enter the Great USA Day for the...
Set for debut ... Graham Rollo's 1956 Continental, which will enter the Great USA Day for the first time at Hancock Park in Dunedin on March 2.

Up to 400 American cars will be on display at Hancock Park this weekend in the 31st annual Great USA Day.
Featuring a street cruise on  Friday night and all-day displays and activities on Saturday, the Great USA Day celebrates the many American vehicles that have found their way to New Zealand.
It is one of the largest events of its type in the country.
The Great USA Day is a relaxed and fun show, featuring American vehicles in any condition and of any age - stock standards and restored vehicles, hot rods and street machines, Fords, Cadillacs, Chevrolets, Buicks and motorcycles.
The event is organised annually by Stateside Streeters Inc and involves several other Dunedin and out-of-town clubs.
The day is not only for the club members; anyone with an American-origin vehicle is welcome.
This year Stateside Streeters is celebrating its 40th anniversary and a majority of its first members are still actively involved.

As in previous years, many of the cars taking part can be seen tomorrow night as they "cruise" through the city. Up to 150 cars are expected to take part in the event.

Cruise route – Friday 1st February – leaving 7.00 P.M. sharp

Leaving carpark turn right, then, left into Victoria Rd, travel along until you reach the roundabout at St Clair. Turn left and cruise along with Esplanade, turning right at the end. Go around the roundabout taking the right turn into Bedford St. At the next intersection turn left into Forbury Rd. Travel along until you reach Easther Cres and travel up the hill. Just past the shops turn right into Corstorphine Rd, at the garage left onto Stevensons Rd. Turn left just before the over-bridge into Main South Rd and travel through Green Island. At the first roundabout, turn right, at the next two roundabouts travel straight ahead and through Fairfield. Towards the end of Fairfield turn right into Morris Rd, at the bottom turn right into Quarry Rd then straight across the roundabout into Mosgiel’s main street. Travel along this road until you drive over a small bridge, turn right into Dukes Rd. At the end veer left onto Three Mile Hill Rd. Travel to the top, just past the water tower turn right into Dalziel Rd. Travel along turning left into Brockville Rd. At the bottom of the hill (traffic lights) turn right into Kaikorai Valley Rd. Follow this road, under the bridge travelling straight ahead onto Stevensons Rd. Continue down past the garage onto Corstorphine Rd. Near the bottom turn right into Playfair St. At the intersection turn right into David St. At the roundabout take the right hand turn onto Forbury Rd. Travel along this road, turning left into Victoria Rd. Travel along to the roundabout and take a right hand turn and back into grounds where you left from.

Vehicle enrolments will begin at Hancock Park from 8am on Saturday.Car owners will be able to enter for a range of prizes and trophies, including Top 10, People's Choice and Longest Distance Travelled.
American vehicles of any description can be displayed,  including modern cars, Stateside Streeters president Stu Mowat said.
The more the merrier.
There will also be cars for sale if anyone wants to display their American car for sale.
The Hancock Park gates are open from 10am until 3pm. Entry is $7 for adults and free for children under 12.
Alongside the cars, there will be plenty of entertainment for the children, including Little Flick rides, lolly scrambles and hot food and drinks.
For adults, there will be plenty of trade stalls and the Great USA Day T-shirts for sale.


Check out other The Great USA Day stories below:

Camaro latest in car collection

Rare 1956 continental making show debut

Pair of Ford Vics to star at show

Firebird fired up again


The following businesses are proud to support the The Great USA Day:


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