Nelson Leader : February 7th 2013
25 THE NELSON LEADER, FEBRUARY 7, 2013 NEWS Ph 03 5445574 www.fowlerhomes.co.nz Call into the Fowler Homes Office for your comprehensive specification pack. Whatever your budget we have a design for you From $281,500* 225m2 *Flat Nelson building site Standard Specification Great design...Great specification... Great price! 225m2 5150197A A 4w hatever your The Preston Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm 253 Queen St, Richmond 5150197AB MCH0554 ARRIVING IN YOUR LETTERBOX SOON! Everything you need to know about going digital will be arriving in your letterbox shortly. You'll find out what you need, when you need it by, and what is available to you. Make sure your family and friends know when they go digital and what they need to do! If you haven't received your pack, visit goingdigital.co.nz, or call 0800 838 800. Burnout offer to youngsters Prize money this time By PHIL BARNES ' It means they can spin out in a controlled event and not on the side of the road. Some kids brag about their skills, so with an event like this it means they are welcome to come and show us if they can really do it. ' Steve Steele Nelson Car Show co-organiser Nelson Car Show activities start with a burnout compe- tition opposite the World of WearableArt and Classic Car Museum this Saturday. Co-organiser Steve Steele said the burnout had been held for the last eight years of the Nelson Car Show and had grown in popularity each year. Usually we have about 25 entrants but I m expecting that could double this year. He said one reason for the increase in competitors was the prizemoney offered. The winner will take away $2500, second place getter will receive $1500 and third $500. He said people were driving from as far afield as Christchurch to take part in the contest. Steve said they had some sponsor- ship for the prizemoney but it came largely from fundraising activities the car show committee had taken part in throughout the year. He said judging from previous years, he expected a crowd of at least 2500 people to attend the event which is held on the largest burnout pad in the South Island. It means you can spin a car around quite safely. He said the cars would be scrutin- ised to ensure they were safe for the contest and water-filled safety bar- riers would be erected around the burnout pad. But the only person who has ever clipped a safety barrier in eight years is myself when I was doing a demonstration with (radio announcer) Murray Leaning in the car, he laughed. Steve said the whole idea of hold- ing an event such as a burnout was to put something on that was legal in a situation where those taking part were not upsetting the public. It means they can spin out in a controlled event and not on the side of the road. Some kids brag about their skills, so with an event like this it means they are welcome to come and show us if they can really do it. Committee member Rik Thomas said there was nothing he disliked more than seeing skid marks on the road, so organising a legalised burn- out was the organisers way of stop- ping a bit of highway graffiti for a day . It is an art and a skill but we don t want people doing it on the streets. The event runs in conjunction with a car boot market from 10am till 4pm. The burnout will be from noon till 3pm. Entry is $5. The remainder of the Nelson Car Show runs from February 15 to 17 at Tahuna Beach Holiday Park.
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