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Otago Community Hospice Charity Cruise


The cruise was an idea I (Andrew/SkylineObsession) thought of in December 2009, initially as a way to promote car clubs like Southern Skyline Enthusiasts here in a good light - to venture away from the boy racer image in a way. Then I thought that doing that may not get many donations to make much of a difference, so decided it would be better just to open it up to every sort of modified car. But realised that the best way to go would be have it open to modified cars as well as exotic, muscle, classic, vintage etc and generally any car that will get car fans/the average Joe to look at it - even just your family Mazda 6/Toyota Camry/Suzuki Swift etc with aftermarket wheels!

Why the Otago Community Hospice? After a couple years battling cancer my mother ended up in the hospice for the last few days of her life. This is just my way of saying thanks for looking after her - and no doubt you may have had a loved one or know of someone who has been there too. Thats why I strongly believe that there is room for an event like this, but it can't be done without the right amount of support, volunteers and awareness. In otherwords, please spread the word!

The aim of the event is primarily to raise as much money for the Otago Community Hospice as possible. It is raised by;
- charging each driver and passenger a minimum donation of $5. More is encouraged if you can afford to - a lot of people have handed well over $5 in past years!
- a gold coin donation for those coming to see the cars on display
- a share of the profits from the food and drinks vendors
- anything spare that is left over from sponsor money after we've paid the bills (traffic management, ground booking fee etc)

Check out the previous events page for links to photos of the past four years.

In 2010's event we managed to raise $2,235.50 for the hospice with just 155 cars on a wet day, and in 2011's even wetter event we raised $1,401.90 with 75 cars (actual car numbers are higher both years, as some cars snuck in!) and the event ended a few hours early both years too! 2012 was once again wet, but we had 137+ cars and raised $2,730.00! 2013 was another best year, with 188 cars and motorbikes turning up for yet another not-so-great-day weather wise, but we also raised $3,655.70!
2014 topped that though, with an official car/bike count of 199 (so close!!), and $3,678 raised all up. Was a much sunnier day than ever before too!

We are now allowing motorbikes to come along, but if owners also have nice cars we'd prefer the car to take priority first! Maybe you could get a family member/mate to drive it? ;)

In terms of judges, Dougal Stevenson helped in 2011, Burt Munroes son John helped in 2012 and Lyn Chapman & Tracey from The Rock were the guest judges in 2013. And in 2014 Allan Dick judged the event.

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Here's a quick list of all the manufacturers that have shown up to past events. If you notice any omissions then either i've mistakenly not written it down, or a car from that marque simply hasn't made it yet! If you have a car that falls into the latter (or know of someone who does), then please bring it along this year!

Alfa Romeo, Audi, Austin, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Datsun, Dodge, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, FPV, GMC, Harley Davidson, Holden, Honda, HSV, Jaguar, Lexus, Leyland, Lotus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-benz, Mercury, MG, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Porsche, Rover, Shelby, Singer, Skoda, Subaru, Sunbeam, Toyota, Triumph, TVR, Valiant, Volkswagen.

Still wanting to cross some of the following off the list (plus HEAPS more): Aston Martin, Bentley, Lamborghini, Lancia, Rolls Royce, Kawasaki, Hysosung, Aprillia, Ducati, DeLorean, Yamaha, Buell, KTM etc

In 2012 after everyone had got back from the cruise, a few comittee members and employees of one of our sponsors went around those remaining to sell tickets for a raffle... to win a jar of Marmite! As luck would have it, Alex - whose car also won a trophy that day - also took home the jar of Marmite. All money from the raffle was added to the final collection total.



OUR SPONSORS (past and *present)
- *Allied WorkForce (AWF)
- *Auto Tint & Sound
- *Brian Wheeler Motors
- Brooklands Retirement Village
- Click Property Management
- Custom Signs
- *Green Island Lions Club
- *Hanson Rental Vehicles
- *Hyper Print
- Installer Services Otago
- *J Pine Driver Education
- *Mag 'N Turbo
- *Marc's Cars
- *Pro Driver Training Ltd
- *Scotts Auto Sales
- *Southern Panelbeaters
- *Starters bar
- *The Oil Change Express
- *The Rock & Mediaworks
- *Viridian Glass

SUPPORTERS (prize packs, volunteers etc)
- $2 & More
- A A Traders
- D-Scene (articles)
- Dunedin City Council
- Dunedin Warrant Of Fitness Centre
- Event Traffic Management Otago Incorporated
- Magoo Muffler & Brake
- Mitre 10 Mega
- Otago Community Hospice (volunteers & support)
- Otago Daily Times (articles)
- Otago Heritage Bus Society (providing rides for those without one)
- Taieri Herald (articles)
- The Star (articles)
- Repco
- Westpac (bank account)

And all the shops/businesses who allow us to put up promotional flyers each year. :)


NOTE: Information may change.

- Sunday, 29th November 2015

- Tahuna Park, Victoria Rd, St Kilda, Dunedin

- Arrive between 9:00am and 10:00am (10:30am at the latest)

- Minimum donation of $5 per person, more is encouraged if you can afford to. Under 12's are free.

- Quick drivers briefing at 10:50am by the grandstand

- Cruise leaves at 11:00am sharp (no later than 11:10am)

- Cruise goes along the back roads through Corstophine, Concord, Green Island, Fairfield, Mosgiel via Gordon Road, down Dukes Road, up Three Mile Hill, along Kaikorai Valley Rd, through Concord again, down to St Clair and back to Tahuna Park

- Once the cars are parked up apon arrival back at the grounds, the car show begins

- Judge will announce trophy winning cars at 2:00pm (weather dependant), if your car has left by then and was due to get a trophy it will unfortunately go to someone else who is still there - like it did in 2011 for the European trophy!

- Remaining participants will have to make their way out of the grounds by 5pm (we only have it booked until then)

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