2019 Americarna – Element one: Common Restos – Collection 40
Fletch is in New Zealand for Americarna 2019 – a celebration of all points American when it arrives to motoring. The function begun some 13 a long time in the past with the target of acquiring an All American function in New Zealand, for both equally previous or new automobiles, vans and bikes but they had to be American and absolutely free for Taranaki locals and abroad site visitors to attend.
Fletch joins the initial-working day cruise to catch up with contributors and get the inside story on their vehicle and its historical past. Colin, a frequent customer to Americarna is initial up, with a closely customised 1951 Chevrolet Truck. He admits that the only component of the ’51 truck that stays is the shape.
Though not a whole lot of bikes are in attendance, NZ neighborhood JB with his 2013 Harley-Davidson Softail has been a frequent at Americana over the a long time and enjoys the complete American affect of the function and puts out a simply call for much more motorcyclists to be part of in the long term.
Fletch meets Ray, a 1967 Mustang Fastback operator, though the vehicle is quite familiar to us all, that’s not what is actually interesting. Ray has had the Mustang from new, given that remaining imported to New Zealand in 1967. But again that’s continue to not the most interesting point. Ray is a youthful 94 a long time of age, turning 95 later on this yr and the oldest entrant at this a long time Americana. Properly performed Ray!
It wouldn’t be an American vehicle clearly show devoid of a ‘Woody Wagon’, nicely Fletch finds a single, Craig’s 1965 Ford Mercury Colony Park nine seater Wagon, packed with options back in 1965, in rather a great deal primary ailment.
As we wind up working day a single of Americarna 2019, Fletch seems to be out for anything that is ‘Weird and Wonderful’ and finds Derrick with his 1940 Packard Hearse in rather a great deal primary ailment.