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One bygone era meets another

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One-bygone-era-meets-another-(a) An impressive array of early nineteenth machinery, cars, tractors and motorbikes was on display for the Wellington American Car club to peruse on their sunny afternoon stop off at Martinborough during Sunday club run through the Wairarapa
Put together by Jim Clark and friends the display filled the spacious Cotter and Stevens yard. Jim’s impressive line up of stationary engines chugged happily away, well all but two which proved to be a bit recalcitrant on the day.

A long row of unusual old motor bikes also attracted considerable attention. Likewise the old cars of which four wheels were about the only things they had in common with those parked outside. The visitors were clearly interested, chatting with exhibit owners and asking questions as they wandered around among the lined up vehicles
The highly polished American muscle cars lining Jellicoe and Venice streets provided a sharp contrast and the attention of locals. Cameras were clicking.
Photo captions: (a) Some of the beautifully restored old cars
(b) A lot of steel. A Chevrolet, backed by a shark finned two door De Sotto
(c) A rare 1946 Ford V8 drophead coupe

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