Organisers of the Southern Grilles and Gasoline car show promise next year’s event will be bigger, better and badder.
Around 2000 people packed out the streets of downtown Invercargill last Friday night for the drive-by before the main event on Saturday.
Organiser Jason Pope said the non-profit show raised well in excess of $7000 for the Southland Food Bank – the problem now was where and how to spend all that money?
“We can’t just hand it over because it will go into the National food bank coffers, and we want it to stay here, so it looks like we’re going to have to go food shopping ourselves.”
More than 450 classic, custom, vintage and hot rod cars, trucks, caravans and motorbikes were involved in the car show on Saturday.
Planning is already underway for 2022 with dates set for Waitangi Weekend (February 4th until 6th.)
The winners of the 2021 show