Car cruise replaces Motorama


UP to 35 car enthusiasts brought their vehicles out for a spin around Te Anau last Friday night.

After Saturday’s inaugural Te Anau Motorama was cancelled, the event included vehicles ranging from a 1927 Model T to modern day, motorbikes and a jeep.

Organiser Nathan Botting, of Te Anau, was pleased with the turnout.

“It was a great turnout for a gathering and it was from word of mouth. Te Anau has a strong following with a further 20 cars who didn’t participate.”

Leaving from the Fiordland Community Events Centre car park, the group cruised around Te Anau, along William Stephens Rd and out to Manapouri.

“A number of entires for th weekend’s event from the wider area still decided to come up to Te Anau, so their presence would give Te Anau a boost.”

Mr Botting said the Motorama Organising Committee was tentatively looking at a rescheduled event being held in November, with updates to be posted on the Te Anau Motorama Facebook page.

“A Friday night before but will be advertised prior next time as feedback from last Friday night was extremely positive.”