Car show ready to roll for Women’s Refuge

Graeme Blincoe's 1972 Holden Torana, Doug Paulin's 1974 XB Falcon GT, Aaron Carpenter's 1974 XY Falcon and Craig Boote's XY Falcon GT Phase 3 and (previously) 1973 XA Falcon GT will be part of the Sealord Charity Car Show Sunday.

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Graeme Blincoe’s 1972 Holden Torana, Doug Paulin’s 1974 XB Falcon GT, Aaron Carpenter’s 1974 XY Falcon and Craig Boote’s XY Falcon GT Phase 3 and (previously) 1973 XA Falcon GT will be part of the Sealord Charity Car Show Sunday.

A sparkling array of classic cars and hotrods will bring joy to enthusiasts and raise funds for the Nelson Women’s Refuge.

The first Sealord Charity Car Show on Sunday 27th November will take place along Duncan Street in Port Nelson.

Locals are invited to show off their classic, vintage, modern, hotrod, muscle car or motorcycle cars, or pay a gold coin to view the event. Proceeds will go to Nelson Women’s Refuge, along with an additional donation from Sealord.

Sealord organizer and supervisor Graeme Blincoe said the show was the first of its kind for the seafood company.

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Graeme Blincoe, Doug Paulin and Aaron Carpenter outside the Craig Boote showroom.

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Graeme Blincoe, Doug Paulin and Aaron Carpenter outside the Craig Boote showroom.

He and Sealord co-organizer and director Adrian McGillan were “car enthusiasts” and knew they could put together a special collection, with McGillan drawing on his experience as the founder of the Nelson Car Show.

Blincoe said the inspiration behind the show began to pick up steam when Westfleet managing director Craig Boote agreed to release his “hidden gems” classic car collection from his showroom on Vickerman St.

Blincoe will feature his 1972 Holden Torana GTR XU-1, a Beach Buggy, a Holden Torana SLR5000 replica and a Holden Maloo ute, and McGillan will bring his classic 1948 Chevrolet Hot Rod he just finished building and the Holden GTS of his wife.

Sealord general manager Doug Paulin will bring his XB GT Flacon, a nod to his childhood in Southland where the V8 was the car of choice.

Blincoe invited families to come to the show, but advised leaving dogs at home and searching for bikes before seeing cars.

“There’s plenty of room – bring the kids, have a coffee and you can also walk away with a cash prize.”

The Sealord Charity Car Show will take place on Sunday 27th November from 10am to 2pm and will be held on Duncan St in Port Nelson. The gold coin entry will go to the Nelson Women’s Refuge. The event will be canceled in the event of heavy rain. For more information on how to enter vehicles, email [email protected]

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