Rodney Times : January 18th 2011
7 RODNEY TIMES, JANUARY 18, 2011 NEWS ENROLLING NOW FOR 2011 3239007AL International Qualifcations available www.collegeofcamille.co.nz Enrol now for January *Offers are available when purchasing from the $199 price range or above. Price complete with PENTAX (excluding Transitions) standard single vision lenses. Price for other lens types may differ. Extra options not included. Offers are mutually exclusive and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Available for a limited time only. Conditions apply. © 2010 Specsavers Optical Group · SMART_SPE10915. Whangaparaoa - The Plaza: 719 Whangaparaoa Road, 428 0845. specsavers.co.nz Non-stop action in wild ride on wheels Making a scene: CannonBall Run attracted 175 contestants dressed as movie stars on January 8. Best theme winner Priscilla Queen of the CannonBall team leader Gale Sharp, right, had team members Phyl Dewe and Maryanne Rushton gearing to go. Photos: JO CONNOLLY Mexican wave: Scotty Waytt and his team added a touch of Mexico to the competition. Outstanding: Best costume went to Aaron Alswiler and Claire Evans as Shrek and Fiona. By CARALISE MOORE People may have thought they had stumbled into Disneyland when the 175 CannonBall Run contestants drove through Rodney. The one-day event had con- testants and their cars dressed as movie stars, tack- ling a series of challenges from Albany to Kaikohe and back on January 8. They were briefed by event organisers Mike Geater of Manly and Vaughan Philip of Albany, both from Auckland Motorsport. Cars of all sorts took part. The movie theme inspired some outlandish costumes from Shrek, Priscilla Queen of the CannonBall, Wayne's World and Legally Blonde. The first stop of the tour was Speed Source Warkworth to gain information for the quiz for the day. Then off to Sheepworld's wishing well for the first of many photo challenges. Travelling to Kaikohe, teams earned bonus points by getting a photo of a police car and more bonus points for being in the car. Orewa-based company Hopper Development's Mars- den Cove was a highlight, contestants swimming out to a pirate ship to collect bounty, and thanks to Leigh Hopper the camera crew went up in his helicopter. Kaikohe Rugby Club put on an impressive venue with FMX bikes, a grass pad for the cars to let rip and some great food and much-needed refreshment. On the return trip teams went through Dargaville to the Kauri Museum. The fast pace kept every- one involved to the final des- tination at Northridge Country Club at Silverdale where thousands of dollars in prizes were awarded. Sponsors included Albany Toyota, Milwaukee Power- tools, Sound Q, and Mothers. A similar event is being organised for winter called the SnowBall Run. Visit www.thecannonball run.co.nz for information. Explosive: A burst fuel line put Tony Walker's car out of the CannonBall car. Photo: JANENNE FLOAN No injuries after fire engulfs car A burst fuel line spec- tacularly ended travels for one CannonBall car. Tony Walker's modified Toyota MR2 went up in a blaze near Kaikohe after fuel leaked from a fuel line on to the hot exhaust. The $25,000 car was destroyed, but the driver and passenger escaped safely.
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