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The two men were among the many owners of Italian cars who travelled with their vehicles to Dunedin from Christchurch for the Latins by the Lakes event which is held every two years.
Organiser Mike Hall, who made the journey in his 1985 Alfa Romeo Alfetta, started the event in 1995 in hopes of connecting Italian cars and their owners.
"The event has been steadily growing each year.
"It's about enjoying the company and the cars."
He said a conservative estimate of the combined cars' worth would be about $6million.