Tauranga woman Kristal MacDonald's bright pink Nissan Cefiro certainly stood out among more than 100 classic and modified cars that drew a large crowd to Mount Maunganui at the weekend.

The 22-year-old dairy farmer enjoyed the car event, which was one of the biggest she had been a part of.

Her car, which she worked on herself and was kitted out with three large sub-woofers in the back, often attracted attention.

"My step-dad owned a car wrecking company. I used to go down there with him and rip cars apart and put them back together with him," she said.


Hamilton man Anthony David organised the cruise from Hamilton to Mount Maunganui to raise money and awareness for the Cancer Society lodge in Hamilton.

"It went very well. It was quite a big turnout," he said. "There was well over 100 cars and a lot of people. Probably close to 100-odd people on Marine Parade - just spectators and stuff."

Auckland car enthusiasts cruised to Hamilton where they met others and convoyed down to Tauranga before heading to Mount Maunganui.

The group parked up opposite the Cutters Cove Apartments on Marine Parade for a couple of hours before drivers parted ways.

A Lions Club sausage sizzle raised more than $500 for the Cancer Society lodge.