Classic New Year car run returns to Mangawhai

The roads around Mangawhai and Waipu will be packed with the coolest of classic cars when the annual Black Swamp Rod Run and family fun day is held on Saturday, January 4.

Scores of hot rods, muscle cars, vintage vehicles and motorbikes will muster for a public viewing at the Mangawhai Domain in Moir Street from 9am. There will be a driver briefing and spot prizes at 10am, before the Rod Run heads off at 10.45am. The convoy of classics will head north to Waipu, before heading back, via Mangawhai Heads Road, to Black Swamp Orchard around midday for a family fun day, featuring hot food, cold drinks and music from Slickback RockaBilly.

The Black Swamp Rod Run is open to all classic car, hot rod and bike enthusiasts, and all makes and models are welcome. Entry costs $20 per car and only registered entrants can attend the family fun day.

All are welcome to view the cars at Mangawahai Domain before the run and entry is free, though a gold coin donation for Otamatea High School is encouraged.

Info: Sandra on 0275 310 788