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A decade of Morrinsville Motorama

19 February 2016


Over the last 10 years, Morrinsville Motorama has cemented itself as one of the largest automotive events in the Waikato region. This year’s event, held over the weekend of February 13–14, was a great example of why.

Hosted by Yankee Haulers Car Club, the event kicked off with a show ’n’ shine in the Morrinsville CBD, followed by a mystery cruise the same afternoon. From here, the action turned to the Morrinsville Polo Grounds for a drive-in movie.

As if that weren’t enough on its own, the following day was the big one, with a massive park up, including a swap meet, trade stands, a Miss Motorama competition, and a whole lot more.

As with previous years, a total of more than 600 cars rolled through the gates, with drivers coming from all over the North Island to partake in the event. Those cars ranged from the expected, to the unexpected, such as this old Ambulance.

What makes Motorama what it is though, is the sheer range of vehicles. From old Japanese cars like this Toyota wagon …

Through to amazing old Rolls-Royces, like this beauty.  

While picking standout cars at an event such as this is always a hard task. The paintwork and rarity of this ’59 Chev wagon managed to draw not only our attention, but that of plenty of others.

As with all events of this type, if a hood is open, it always pays to take a look, as you never know what you’ll find — twin turbos on an old hot rod for example.

The same applies to rear-engined vehicles, like this cool twin-carb’d beetle. 

If you’ve never been to the event before, we suggest you book some accommodation and make a weekend of it next year. Or better still, stay in style, like the owners of this Capri and caravan combo. Regardless of what type of cars you’re into, Morrinsville Motorama has plenty for you to admire