Petrol-heads getting pumped

Club president Wilky de Haas, Kaye Norton, Garry Graham and Jade Graham

Motorbikes, muscle cars, hot rods and all things motorised - that’s what will be on display as part of the Bay of Plenty Coastal Cruisers Motorcycle Club’s motorcycle and hot rod show.

“There’s going to be cars and bikes on show - basically anything to do with motors,” says club president Wilky De Haas.

“We’ll have stock cars, drag cars and vehicles from the Second World War. We’ll also be doing burn outs at lunch time.”

Wilky says the event is an opportunity to show the community what the club is all about.

“We generally get about 2000-3000 people at these shows depending on the weather. This is the fifth time we have hosted it.

“We’re a social, family-orientated motorcycle club. We have around 80 members in total.

“We go on a lot of charity rides, we’re active in the community and we support a lot of local causes and events.”

He says the event wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of local businesses.

“We’re thankful to our sponsors, including Action Sport Direct, Bay Ride, and Eastern Bay Harley among others.”

The event is open to all, and is being hosted at the BOP Coastal Cruiser club rooms on Sunday, March 4, from 10am-2pm at 3 Cherokee Place.

Tickets cost $5 for adults and entry is free for children under 15.