Sunday, 9 September 2012

Old is Gold

We attended a party for the launch of a vintage car showroom at McGuinness Classics Inc, Paraparaumu last evening.

I've always had the utmost respect for people with the knack for restoration. One man's scrap is another man's gold. Restoration is a form of art, one which may have been lost in today's fast moving advancing world, where many may prefer to buy new rather than fix old.

When we first arrived, we were greeted by a mega showroom of restored vintage vehicles. You don't have to live or breathe cars to be mesmerized by the beautiful cars on display that night.

Chevrolet 210 1957

Dutton Roadster 1985

Jaguar XJS 1987

Porsche 944 1983

This three wheeler caught our attention when it was started midway through the party and a massive roar was sent through the hall. 

Three wheeler with a motorcycle engine.

The Cadillac was one of our favorites. It was gorgeous and swanky, yet chic at the same time!




Plus you got to love the classic red leather.

Classic look

There was a nice truck on display too. Nice Tiffany blue.

Nice truck, nice colour

With the whole atmosphere and number of cars on display, I have to admit that there were moments when The Transformers tune seeped into my mind. I'm sure you can imagine how the cars might just come into life right?
Massive showroom with a huge collection of vintage cars.

It was a night of great music too. I always find it amazing how random individuals can come together, with different instruments, start jamming, unrehearsed and yet produce such fine music. Definitely a gift. 

This ensemble caught our attention with their interesting array of instruments, some of which were hand made out of recycled items like kitchen utensils and used glass containers.

There are plans to perform at the premiere of The Hobbit and we can understand why. Their "mystical " instrumental style of music will totally fit with The Hobbit.
Interesting array of instruments producing one sweet tune

It was our first time in a room with so many spectacular cars. It was an eye opener and we had good fun. Only pity was that there weren't any vintage bikes!

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