The Daffodil Rally for Cancer held last Sunday was a huge success, thanks to brilliant spring weather which bought out the owners of vintage and classic cars, and motorcycles, in their hundreds to enjoy the event. Organised as a fundraising event for the Cancer Society by the Canterbury Branch of the Vintage Car Club, the event was an open invitation to owners of ‘special and loved’ vehicles to get their vehicles out for the day.
The day started with registration and morning tea at the VCC grounds in McLean’s Island Road, Christchurch, followed by a series of rallies all around the Selwyn District which visited local museums, the Selwyn Art Gallery in Darfield, or just provided an opportunity for a scenic outing into the District. All of the rallies returned to the VCC grounds, where a barbeque lunch and a simple prize-giving was held.
The event organiser, Colin Hey from West Melton, estimated around 500 vehicles turned up for the event, ranging from early Model T Fords right through to brand-new Holdens and Ford Mustangs. This included a huge variety of cars from all years, makes and models, about twenty motorcycles, and even an old restored tractor!
Although the final outcome isn’t yet known, it’s estimated the event raised around $6,000 for the Cancer Society Daffodil Day appeal. The Vintage Car Club sincerely thanks everyone who took part and made the day such a success.