Motorbikes join Tui's roadshow

By Kelli Hooks

Two-wheelers will be able to join the Mangatainoka Motors, Tui Headquarter's annual motoring display for the first time this year.

Tui Headquarters (HQ) manager Jenny Holmes said about 20 motorbikes would be joining the event on January 27, at Tui HQ, in Mangatainoka.

"We had people asking and we thought we'd let them join in to promote them as well," Mrs Holmes said. "I've heard that there's lots of motorbikes arriving from all over the place."

The event attracted over 400 vintage, classic and hot rod cars last year and Mrs Holmes said they were expecting double that number this year.

Any profits made from the event are being donated to the Starship Foundation, a non-profit organisation that raises money to support children's healthcare.

"We did cancer [society] for the last two years so decided to go for them [Starship]. We like to give everyone a chance."

The show begins at 11am, cars will be judged by Tui Girls at about 1pm, with a prizegiving at 2pm.

Awards will be presented for best presented car, best presented motorbike, furthest travelled, star of the show, people's choice and best paint job.

There will also be an "other" category, for anything outstanding, Mrs Holmes said.

Winners will receive Tui beer and other prizes.

There will be live entertainment from local Pahiatua band, Beats Working, and food from community groups and the Tui HQ Cafe.

Free Tui Brewery tours from 11am to 2pm will also be on offer.

This year is the fourth year of the event. "Hopefully the sun will be shining," Mrs Holmes said.

Entry costs $15 per car/motorcycle. Participants are also asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank.


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