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A female figurine on the bonnet of the Twizel man’s convertible was what attracted "the most" attention from car lovers, and it was photographed at car shows more than the car itself, Mr Fisher said. At Saturday’s annual Cromwell Classic Car and Hot Rod Show, the car was a head-turner.
Mr Fisher has owned the car for 22 years and back home has another one almost the same — a blue 1968 Pontiac Parisienne convertible.
The 1966 vehicle was "fairly rough and untidy" when he bought it but it was "warrantable" and Mr Fisher had it restored inside and out.
"You can drive it with one hand all day, just about."
Mr Fisher’s white Pontiac has won "a good few" prizes at car shows and he takes it out on the road "every couple of weeks" in the summer.
He was yesterday grateful the weather held for the Cromwell car show. Rain and high winds had been forecast, but in the end, nothing but a few drops of rain fell during the day.
One of the committee members for the Southland Ford Falcon Club event, Tena McCarthy, said organisers were "thrilled" with how the day went.
More than 700 cars were on show, a record for the event.