Classic car fans cruise for a cause

Rearing to go . . . Classic cars lining up at the Gore A&P Showgrounds before being driven to Roxburgh for the Gore Daffodil Rally for Cancer on Sunday. PHOTO: MICHAEL CURREEN
Swapping stories . . . Dozens of classic car enthusiasts admiring the variety of vehicles at the Gore Daffodil Rally for Cancer on Sunday. PHOTO: MICHAEL CURREEN

Going for more than just a Sunday drive, 38 classic cars were driven from Gore to Roxburgh in support of the Cancer Society.

The Gore Daffodil Rally for Cancer took place on Sunday afternoon as part of a fundraising initiative held by vintage car clubs across the country.

Gore Vintage Car Club president Paul Herron, who organised the event, said $846 was raised for the Cancer Society.

‘‘It’s an event for like-minded enthusiasts but also to fundraise for a very worthy cause that a lot of people have a connection with in some way.

‘‘Cancer is so widespread throughout New Zealand and the world for that matter that it’s a good cause to support.’’

Members and non-members of the club took part in the event, bringing a range of classic cars from all over the world including Australia, France, the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan.

There was a ‘‘good variety of cars and excellent turnout’’, Mr Herron said.

Although the day had a drizzly start, the sun came out by the time participants were ready to depart the Gore A&P Showgrounds.

‘‘I’m really happy with the weather — it helps with the turnout.’’