Paintwork was polished and bumpers buffed for the Inaugural Mustang and Corvette Show
About a year ago, when the idea of a combined Mustang and Corvette show was banded around the V8 fraternity, there were a few raised eyebrows amongst the Ford and Chevy diehards who thought¦.naaah, it won’t happen.
The very thought of Fords and Chevy’s in one room was the craziest idea anyone could possibly come up with, why would the punters even bother paying to see such madness? That would be like inviting the All Blacks and the Wallabies over for a BBQ.
The 24th of September finally arrived and over 100 Corvettes and Mustangs from Auckland descended on the Andrew Simms Mitsubishi dealership in Newmarket to participate in the inaugural Mustang and Corvette Show.
“Cars on display ranged from early fifties Corvettes and the earliest Muzzies through to the latest stateside offerings”
Around 40 or so cars squeezed inside the well lit, split level showroom, usually reserved for those other slightly more Japanese cars. The remaining competitors were scattered outside in the bright sunshine, creating a fantastic ring of chrome and colour around the building.
Cars on display ranged from early fifties Corvettes and the earliest Muzzies through to the latest stateside offerings, including the mighty C6 Z06 505hp Corvette. This created a laid back atmosphere, where all the owners could swap stories and compare notes on each others rides¦ Yes, the Ford and Chevy owners got an inside glimpse of the ‘other side’. We haven’t heard of any converts yet, but it’s early days and we all know anything’s possible.
The steady flow of spectators were highly impressed by the outstanding quality of what they saw and were able to vote for their favourites, as difficult as the task may have been.
The enamoured crowd took a liking to the fantastic lines and classic shape of Don Morrows late fifties ‘Vette and voted his car their favourite of the day.
A huge thanks must go out to Garry McCrystal and the organising committees of both the Corvette and Mustang clubs. Of course, this event would not have been possible without the great support of Andrew Simms Mitsubishi.
All going well, we may even be able to coax the Blue Oval and Bow Tie brigades into joining forces once again for another fantastic event¦ Thanks guys, and well done.