Kids & Family, Motor Sport · 5 Feb 2021

Car Show Has Something For Everyone

Aimee Wilson

Aimee Wilson


Petrol heads and those who just love great cars should head down to the Invercargill CBD tonight at 6pm for the Southern Grilles and Gasoline Car Show drive-by.

A prelude to the big event tomorrow, 150 classic cars, bikes and hot rods will be hitting the streets from 6pm to show off their wheels.

Organiser Jason Pope said the non-profit show had successfully raised $7000 the past two years for different organisations including St John and Koru Care NZ.

This year they were hoping to raise more than that and it would all go to the Invercargill branch of the Southland Food Bank.

Tonight the streets around town would be closed for 2.5 hours while cars and bikes of every variety would cruise around and rev up their motors.

Tomorrow the car show would be held at the Collegiate Rugby Club from 10-3 for a gold coin entry, with live music, craft and trade stalls, a rockabilly fashion show and free kids entertainment.

“It gives people a chance to stay all day,” he said.

With classic, custom, vintage and hot rod vehicles on display and the odd retro caravan, people can also come along on the day and enter their own cars.

There was even a kids section, so bring along your go-carts and trolleys – there is something for everyone.