The Classic Car Show is to be held at the
Pioneer Sports and Recreation Area
Lyttelton Street - Spreydon

Open to the public
Saturday 26th September...(9am to 7.30pm)
Sunday 27th September......... (9am to 4pm)
Admission $10 for adults - children admitted free.
(eftpos available)

New Zealands biggest indoor classic, vintage & collectable car show

Every year, without fail and regardless of the theme, spectators are guaranteed the chance to get up close and personal with more than 80 special classic and vintage vehicles, as they are shown off in all their waxed and buffed glory. Key to the event is the proximity families and individual spectators can get to some of the most unique vehicles in New Zealand, and the fact that the cars’ owners are on hand to answer questions about the pedigree, history and specification of their vehicles. As well as individual exhibitors, the Classic Car Show also attracts car clubs from around the South Island as a mainstay of the vintage vehicle calendar. Most of the participating clubs will be organising their displays around a given theme, with many interesting variations expected. All of them will feature their club cars as centrepieces, before filling their display areas with all sorts of props and memorabilia to catch the eyes of the judges, who will be spending the weekend comparing displays.

See the very best classic cars in all their glory

The judges themselves are made up of a mixture of club personnel and members of the public, with the winning club receiving a large trophy and other prizes for their showmanship and attention to detail. Many cars will showcase their special pedigree while others grab attention simply for their uniqueness and rarity, but each and every one of them will be a testament to the dedication and sheer passion of their owners who will have made every effort to display them in pristine condition. The Classic Car Show organising committee agree that each year the show keeps getting better as New Zealand’s premier in-door event of this type. There are other classic car shows in New Zealand, but this is the biggest indoor show devoted entirely to classic, vintage and collectable cars in the country. It provides people with the chance to see the very best of the South Island’s classic cars in all their glory. As usual the show will feature a great variety of classic cars from across the world, with American, European, British vehicles rubbing shoulders at Pioneer Sports & Recreation Area. There will also be an area outside the stadium where members of the public can display classic cars for sale for a small fee (Classic cars are deemed to be any vehicle that holds special interest to an owner).

Canterbury inter-marque Concours d’Elegance

While seeing an Aladdin’s Cave of classic cars all on display side-by-side is considered a sight to remember by all car enthusiasts, the Canterbury inter-marque Concours d’Elegance which takes place at every Classic Car Show is always a particular highlight. Cars of all years and makes are eligible to participate in the competition which was first organised by the MG Car Club 26 years ago. The event rewards enthusiasts who follow a very strict criteria of detailing, cleanliness, condition and originality, with different awards up for grabs in a diverse range of categories. Of the 80 or so vehicles which attend the show every year almost half enter the intense competition to be judged according to their year of manufacture, originality and condition. Prizes will be awarded at 7pm on the Saturday night of the show, and the public is invited to remain for the presentations. As usual, none of this would be possible without the support of sponsors.

.....View Photo's from previous Car Shows


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.....History of the Car Show

.....The Classic Car Show has been going for 30 years!.

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