Press Release – Tui Brewery
Tui Brewery raised over $2000 for charity and donated hundreds of cans to the local food bank following its annual motoring display, Mangatainoka Motors, at the weekend.
The family-friendly event attracted 3000 visitors, the biggest crowd ever seen on site at the Mangatainoka based brewery, and raised $2500 for Auckland’s Starship Hospital as well as see an unprecedented number of people donate non-perishable food items to the Pahiatua food bank.
“We were completely overwhelmed by the response and generosity of those who came to Mangatainoka Motors on Sunday,” says Tui HQ manager Jenny Holmes. “The atmosphere was incredible and we had an amazing turnout of vintage, classic and hot rod cars from all over the North Island and a staggering turnout of motorcycles, the latter which were invited to the event for the first time.”
Now in its third year, Mangatainoka Motors is fast becoming a favourite on the motoring display calendar. This year’s event featured food stalls provided by local community groups and an old-fashioned show & shine for cars and motorcycles with prizes being awarded to the following in each of the different categories.
- People’s Choice Award
Dave Martin from Pahiatua – 1967 Dodge Convertible
- Best Presented Car
Anna & John Scarlett from Levin – 1940 Ford Mercury Custom Convertible
- Best Paint Car
Grant McLellan from Napier – ’57 Buick
- Best Bike
Dave Wareham – 2008 Jokers Wild FXD
- Most Unusual
Richard Burt from Palmerston North – 2006 Sprintech (Jet Sprint Boat)
- Furtherest Travelled
Dave Hall from Hamilton – 1955 (150 series) Chevrolet
- Best presented Motorcycle
Brian Moles from Wanganui – 2013 HD Tri Glide
- The Best Other Category
Colin Smith from Taradale – 1931 Austin 7 Fire Engine
- Star of the Show
Colin Loveridge from Foxton Beach – 1972 Buick Riviera Boat tail.
The weekend’s Mangatainoka Motors kick starts Tui Brewery’s Summer Series 2013. Other events include the Classic Hits Winery Tour (Feb 10), Super Rugby pre-season game between the Hurricanes and Chiefs (Feb 16), Race to the Brewery (Feb 23), Tunes under the Tower (Feb 24), Mangatainoka Open (March 9), Bush Cycle Tour (March 10), Bring the Keg Back to the Brewery race (March 24), Tunes Under the Tower (March 30), Tui Truck Stop Show and Shine (April 27) and Tunes Under the Tower (April 28).