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Vehicles of all shapes, colors and decades gathered to show their support for the Narcis Rally for Cancer of the region.
About 130 vehicles participated in the rally, organized by the South Canterbury Vintage Car Club of New Zealand, last year at 107. The procession of modern and vintage vehicles gathered at Caroline Bay before embarking on a mystery tour.
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It is estimated that $ 3000 was raised in the rally, started three years ago by the club to raise funds for the Cancer Society. A lottery is also expected on the day that about $ 800 of this total is collected.
Organizer and club member John Foster said that the association of modern and vintage was one of the most important parts of the rally, something he liked more.
* Rally for modern and classic cars that are ready to roll out
* South Canterbury Vintage Car Club members look back at 60 years
* Timaru oldtimer club provides national fundraising
* Autorally to help South Canterbury cancer patients nationally
"I have had trouble communicating to the general population that it is also for new cars," Foster said.
While the new cars came out well, the crowd gathered had great interest in watching the old timers, including MGs, minis, chevrolets, corvettes and jaguars.
"It was a good turnout today, because it is such a beautiful day," said participant Don Cameron.
The owner of a deep green 1958 Morris Minor, this is the second year of Cameron that participates in the rally and something he likes.
"I just like to drive a car in a rally, with other cars, you have to take a car to enjoy it," he said.
1964 Falcon ute owner Alan Miller knows all about this, since he has ridden since the start, but "all in different cars".
The first was in a roadster from 1927, but his falcon is the most unusual, he said.
"They are very rare in New Zealand, there are still a few in Australia," Miller said.
Other more unusual vehicles were a red and cream 1959 Lark Hardtop Studebaker, a green fiat and a few old-fashioned motorcycles. One of the cars, a MK5 Jaguar from 1951, had its own toolbox.
"It was standard [for that car]- it is probably never really used, "said owner Tania Allen.
Chairman Ashley Milliken of the club branch said that the participants were "very generous".