Waimea Weekly – April 4 issue
Higgins Heritage Park will be hosting an open day on April 15 to celebrate 120 years of motoring. Ten veteran cars from around New Zealand, as well as new hybrid, e-cars and electric pushbikes from 2018, will be on show.
“This is a motoring demonstration with a difference, not just a regular car show,” says Higgins Heritage Park chairperson John Hurley, “this event is specifically aimed at the earliest vehicles. There is a vehicle like no one has seen before, or will even call a ‘vehicle’.”
John is referring to the 1899 Locomobile Stanhope making its way from Christchurch with owner and restorer Bruce Shadbolt.
“We would like to acknowledge the support of the owners of these vehicles. It has taken quite a number of people to make this happen.”
The entire park will be open to the public, children’s rides and the steam museum traction engine will be going.
A grand parade of London Bobbies waving red flags and signifying the 1865 Red Flag Act will be performed at 10:45 and 1:45.
Gates open from 10am – 3pm.
Entry is $5 for adults, kids free.