Your favourites are coming to the show!
The 10th anniversary of the Kaitangata Car Show is on its way, and along with the star cars, there are some fantastic stalls and entertainment available on the day as well.
From food to coffee and live entertainment, the entire day is not to be missed. Grab your family and friends and come along to the event. It’s not just about the cars, it’s about the community.
Here are some first-hand comments of what’s in the works for the day from some of the stall holders and entertainment who will be there on the day.
Noise Complaint — live entertainment
Noise Complaint have been rocking around South Otago for 12 years and have always been a supporter of community events.
The band is made up of John Hellewell (guitar and vocal), Alex MacCreadie (bass and vocal), Steve Clarke (drums) and John Tamati (lead guitar).
“We have a had a long association with Kaitangata and always enjoyed playing for the locals there. Kai knows how to party!” Mr Hellewell said.
“For years, the Kaitangata Car Show and Run have been trying to get the boys to this event, but schedules have always clashed.
‘‘This year the stars aligned, and the band is super excited to play. Being the 10th anniversary show, we promise to put on something special.
“It’s a great show, there are so many amazing cars hiding away in South Otago barns and garages and it is a great excuse for proud owners to get them out and share them with the public.
‘‘There’s a lot of love put into those cars!”
Katrina Craigie, of Owaka, will be selling her own handmade bags, children’s clothing and more from her stall Kat’s Creations.
In her first year at the Kaitangata Car Show, she says she’s ‘‘nervous but very excited’’.’
‘‘It’s always so much fun meeting new people, but it’s nerve-racking because you’re putting yourself out there to many people who you already know,’’ Mrs Craigie said.
‘‘Still, the day is coming soon and I’m really excited.’’
Ecel’s Asian Sari-Sari Store
Michelle Morado, of Balclutha’s very own multi-ethnic grocery store, is also holding her first ever stall at the show.
She will be selling barbecue items, different breads and more.
‘‘I am very excited to come to the event.
‘‘We have an amazing community who care for each other and there will be loads of great people and great stalls there.
‘‘I’m bringing the Asian way of cooking street food barbecue to the event,’’ Mrs Morado said.
Muscle Car Parts
Shaun Cooper, of Nelson, will also be making his first appearance at the car show this year.
‘‘We’ve had a few good times in the Otago area so we’re really excited to be bringing our parts down to Kaitangata,’’ Mr Cooper said.
His stall will be selling car parts for a range of American cars, including Chevys , Dodge Chargers, Pontiac Firebirds, Camaros and more parts for classic cars made between the 1960s to early 1980s.