WAIUKU STEEL ‘N’ WHEELS FESTIVAL 2019
Sunday 12th May from 10am to 2pm
The Waiuku Steel ‘n’ Wheels Festival was a fantastic success, with the less than fantastic weather not putting off the many visitors who came to enjoy the day!
There was plenty of action and entertainment to keep the whole family revved up.
We had a record number of cars on exhibit this year and everyone had the opportunity of having their photo taken in front of our new giant Steel ‘n’ Wheels banner on arrival, a great souvenir for our exhibitors. Without these beautiful machines, there is no event.
There was every kind of motor you could imagine, from tractors to hot rods and everything in between.
Favourite attractions included the World War II Re-enactment battle, the Police and Armed Offenders Squad, the ‘V8 Bottle-O’ chainsaw, the Kumho Jet Car with it’s mind numbing blast, the Castrol Edge Nitro Flashback and Don Garlits replica doing impressive fire ups. There was the Car crush, Cacklefest, Emergency Services displays and so much more!
Entertainment featured one of the top Elvis impersonators with ‘The Elvis NZ Band’, local rock band ‘Mind Over Matter’, rock ‘n’ roll & country from ‘Roger and the Ramjets’, blues band ‘Brilleaux’, the ‘Sunset Coast Big Band’, ‘Franklin Rockers’ rock ‘n’ roll dancers, Punjabi dancing, Kids carnival activities, the Westpac chopper simulator, the huge food and craft market and more!
Due to health and safety concerns with weather conditions, Heliflite were unable to run helicopter joy rides and the popular NZ Freestyle FMX bikes couldn’t perform their show, however the team signed posters, did some give-aways and had photos with festival-goers.
If you haven’t experienced it yet, you need to come along next year and check out this action packed day! There is something for everyone.
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This year’s festival was sponsored by Grassroots Trust, NZ Steel, the Franklin Local Board and Waiuku Business & Development Association.