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Hutt City Fast Cars Event Ready To Roll

from Hutt City Council

11 March 2004


The Fastcars Autoshow, part of Hutt City's Geared Festival of the Motorcar, is all set to roll this Saturday 13th of March from 9am till 9pm at the Riverbank Carpark in Hutt City's CBD.

Hutt City Council Communications Manager, Kirk MacGibbon issued a statement today confirming the event was still on to counter possible confusion about the Dominion Post's coverage in today's paper of the postponement until next year of a similar event in Wellington.

"Fastcars, an event with appeal to the whole family, is being run by independent organisers as part of the Hutt City Council supported Geared Festival, which includes a number of events including The Dowse's Wild Wheels Festival on Saturday 13th and Port Rd Drags on Sunday 21 March.

"Hutt City has a long historial association with the motor industry. We're proud of that association and that is exactly what the Geared Festival was set up to celebrate. We are confident that this will become an icon event drawing visitors with an interest in cars from all over the region and country.

"It is perhaps unfortunate, but not altogether surprising, that this newspaper devotes a large article to the postponement of a Wellington event while giving three lines to advising the public of an event being run in Hutt City under the Geared Festival brand."

Fastcars features a range of events including loads of tricked up cars performance cars, race cars V8's rally cars, Constructers Cars, American Classics, Drag Cars and Stock cars many of the countries top show performance cars...

There will be DJ's all day - ROB D, Grusome, Voodoo, Marty, The Rock FM roadshow motor bike dyno crazy games and many competitions than you could poke a very large stick at. Show girls of course. Ford breaking strip free to enter for all the public all day.

Free events include:

10:00 F4 Mini Moto Race Bikes display

10:30 Scooter Races / Skills course

11:00 Bucket Car Races - Display

11:40 Chevy Impala Display (trick suspension)

12:00 Motor Bike Stunts Super motard

1:00 IRally Experiencenternational Rally Driver Joe McAndrew

2:30 Drag Car burnout and display X 2 and Harley on NOS burnout

3:00 Chevy Impala Display

3:30 F4 Mini Moto Race Bikes display

4:00 Jaws Of Life, rescue from car accident

4:30 Bucket Races and f4 mini moto displays

A huge 70m marquee will house a range of classic and performance cars. Entry is $10.00

Outside there is a Ford braking strip where the public will be able to drive a Ford car down a track and attempt to brake safely and in the correct time (done under supervision of trained instructors).

There is also a bike dyno machine and a trade show with tonnes of stalls including the latest from the car manufacturers,

Road safety display, loads of cars to see checkout the web site to see what cars are in the show at

Road Safety will have a big presence with the LTSA on hand and they will have the seat belt display sledge to encourage motorists and passengers to belt up.

Major sponsors include Hutt City Council Road Safety, Leisure Active, Williams and Adams Suzuki and Performance Cars Magazine.

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