Get ready to make a bang


THEY are old and their drivers bold – you would have to be, to drive from Auckland to Bluff in them.

The annual Bangers to Bluff Rally, organised by the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay, is headed our way.

Participants of the charity event have to traverse the “road less travelled” in a car worth less than $2000.

Once in Invercargill, the cars are auctioned off with money going to Multiple Sclerosis NZ and Hopeworks Foundation.

Rally goers are set to arrive in Invercargill on April 17, and the auction will be held at the Newfield Tavern from 4.30pm.

As well as the bangers, there will be a mystery envelope auction to help raise money for the Southland MS and Parkinson’s Society.

Manager Rachel Hucklebridge (pictured) said the auctions were always a fun time.

This year, there were plenty of exciting prizes, she said.

“People are very welcome to come along. It’s fundraising for a great cause.”

The route for drivers this year takes them down to Rotorua via Tauranga, to Chateau Tongariro, Palmerston North, Blenheim, Westport, Greymouth, Haast, Wanaka and Te Anau before Bluff and Invercargill.