Cars, Caravans and Motorbikes
Register your Car or Caravan for the whole weekend's activities for only $40. Register your Motorbike for only $35 This covers everyone in your vehicle to attend every cruise and the show and shine gala day. All of the money from this event goes to Hospice South Canterbury and is major fundraising event for the year.
Registered caravans can stay on site. We provide toilet facilities but no showers sorry. Your caravan must fit into our show criteria for you to stay the night and if you would like both your caravan and car judged you must register both.
We have 4 different cruises and a Show and Shine gala day lined up for the weekend.
The first is a cruise on the Thursday to Riverstone, cruise down with us from 1pm or meet up with us have a look around the fabulous restaurant, gardens and shops and then cruise back.
On Friday we cruise to Geraldine, leaving Caroline Bay at 11am and taking a liesurley drive to the picturesque town of Geraldine where there will be entertainment on the Village Green, and Geraldine Auto Restorations will open their doors so you can catch a look at their latest restorations and their hall of fame. The highly acclaimed Vintage Car and Machinery Museum is another must visit attraction. You can take a wander along the tree-lined streets to browse the boutiques specialising in everything from giftware to crafts, fashion and quality homewares. The town is renowned for its art scene and boasts a number of galleries or you can choose to visit an artist in their studio.
The Friday evening Main Street Cruise leaves from Caroline Bay at exactly 6pm and takes in the main streets of Timaru, Pleasant Point and Temuka. This is an extremely popular cruise so please leave plenty of time to line up. You will leave in the order you arrive. The streets are lined with people all the way around so please drive safely; take the time to toot your horns and wave to the crowds. There is a street party organised in Temuka, where you can choose to drive through the Main Street and head back to Timaru or you can drive through,park up and take in the party atmosphere. Parking is limited so you may not get a park on the main street but there is plenty of parking just off to the side streets. For those of you who have tickets to our Surfing USA Party, we will see you in the Caroline Bay Hall when your cruise has finished.
The Saturday we have the Show and Shine Gala Day. We have over 100 stalls, plenty of competitions, bands and dancing to keep you entertained, thousands of people flock to Caroline Bay to view the vehicles and entertainment. The gates for the vehicles will open at 7.30am and the gates for the public will open at 10am. Entertainment will start around 9am and will continue until 4pm. This is a huge nostalgia festival with fabulous bands, gorgeous clothing, displays, stalls, best dressed competition, a $10,000 lucky ticket raffle draw and much more.
The vehicle prize-giving drive-through will be at 3pm. This is something you don't want to miss. If you have a winning vehicle we will be contacting via cellphone to ensure you will take part in the parade, please keep you cell phone handy and turned up loud just in case you get a call from us.
For those of you who have tickets we will see you at 7pm for the "Rock Your Socks Off Party" in The Caroline Bay Hall.
If you have tickets we will see you for breakfast in the Bay Hall on Sunday morning. You can rock up anytime from 8am until 10am for bacon and eggs.
The Sunday Cruise leaves from Caroline Bay at 10.30am and heads to Tekapo with plenty to do and see on the way, so join us for a Sunday funday.
Judging catergories for the Show and Shine Gala Day
The pinnacle of the show is of course the car competition all fun and friendships aside there has to be a winner. With some fabulous designer trophies up for grabs there is some really hot competition. (And yes, if you won last year you can most certainly win again the following year).
- Best Caravan
- Best Car/Caravan Combo
- Best Motorbike
- Best Australian
- Best Hot Rod
- Best Muscle Car
- Best USA
- Best Japanese
- Best English
- Best European
- Best Vintage pre 1940
- Best Engine Bay
- Best Paint
- People's Choice
- Participants' Choice