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Next week, Bill Bazley will head out on the highway in his 1957 Ford Custom 300, driving about 1500km to the Whangamata 2015 Beach Hop, on the southeast coast of Coromandel, for the five-day rock `n' roll car festival, beginning on March 25.
The Lawrence Car Club member had it all shined up for the club's annual car show and boot sale at Sampson Park in Lawrence.
''One week up, one week back,'' he said.
''The car originally comes from up there, so we're taking it home for the show.''
The Lawrence club, only five years old, had grown its own annual show, now in its fourth year, to one that was well received for its friendly easy-going vibe, Lawrence Car Club president Tom Henderson said. The number of cars had been higher in the past, but the quality of entries kept improving year on year.
In its first year, the Lawrence Car Club's Annual Car Show and Boot Sale had 200 entries.
On Saturday, more than 150 cars from Invercargill, Dunedin and Central Otago shone and about 500 people celebrated car culture at the fundraising event for Otago Community Hospice.