Classics on display at Riverboat centre

By John Maslin

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Jaguar E-Types like this will be showing at the Riverboat centre on Sunday. Photo/Supplied.
Jaguar E-Types like this will be showing at the Riverboat centre on Sunday. Photo/Supplied.

The mana around the Jaguar nameplate may have diminished but whenever you get a group of these cars together you're bound to get a crowd.

And organisers of a display of visiting Jags in Whanganui this Sunday should do just that.
The cars belong to members of the Bay of Plenty Jaguar Drivers Club which is making a southern North Island tour.

Evert van Reenen, PS Waimarie manager, said club members had initially booked a trip on the historic paddle steamer and he took the opportunity to arrange for their cars to be displayed at the Riverboat centre on Sunday.

Mr van Reenen said there would be up to 18 classic, historic and modern Jaguar cars parked up.

"We've decided to continue with the vehicle display even though the Waimarie is not sailing as I know there's a lot of interest in classic and historic cars in Whanganui," he said.

The cars will start arriving behind the Riverboat centre from 10.30am and will be parked here until around 12.30pm.

Phil Baron, chairman of the Bay of Plenty club said the cars will include some Jaguar V8s, E-Types, Mk 2s, XK8s, XJSC V12.

"There are also some more modern vehicles and our members are looking forward to showing and discussing the vehicles with local enthusiasts," Mr Baron said.

Mr van Reenen said Whanganui Jaguar owners were also invited to bring their cars down for an impromptu "show and shine".

- Wanganui Chronicle

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