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Upper Hutt Leader : November 23rd 2011
41 UPPER HUTT LEADER, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 NEWS T H f n c c n . T r ' n c I' r r c . I ' b n r r r n n P r n r 3 r n n I' n f r r I c n n . A r c MP, I' r r f cc b b . r n n c n r n c n n , I' n r n n n f r c r n . I' n fr n b f f r c n . n rn n r r r c c r c , I c r n . I' c n rn n n r c ' n n n n A c n , n I' r c r c b n n c I' n b c n n I' b n r r c c n r c c n r . c n r c r z n b f nn c n r. c cc r . I' c n n c f r f r r c n r r f r f b b r n f . I r c c n r b n n r c z n c n n I' I c n n r n r ' n c f r n n . I' b b c b f r f f r n r n . I n H nc n b b n cr n' n r r . P r r b f r r r . I' b c r c n r c n c f b n n If n n MP n - f r H I HIPKINS n LABO n N b r 26. CH IS HIPKINS MP f r RIMUTAKA Au C H p , 16 M , pp Hu n c . r r c n b n br r r r rc r c n r n n r b n f r nn n r b r r n c n n r . , C r H n MP f r R 4186405AA Proud owners: Fofoaniaoese Togoai, left, and Charlotte Lefaoseu, both 7, from Taita, with their new Variety bikes. Behind is Lindsay Gault. Photo: JIM CHIPP Charity gets kids moving By JIM CHIPP Thirty-nine Hutt children received new bikes and helmets last week courtesy of the Variety Children's Charity. The Avanti bikes were funded by a scratch-and- win promotion at the Warehouse and were some of the 450 given away nationwide. The Bikes For Kids initiative was part of the Variety Kids On The Move programme, which provides life-enriching help to New Zealand chil- dren. On hand to watch the presentation was Lindsay Gault, who biked the length of Africa this year. Mr Gault started at Egypt's pyramids in Janu- ary and cycled to Cape Town. It was for Variety for these bikes and for bikes for local health workers in Africa so they can get out into the back blocks,'' he said. Throughout the year Variety calls for nominations of children who are seen by their peers as role models or who have made a differ- ence within their school or community environments. Other nominations have been from families who are simply not in a position to buy a bike for their child or who have a child who has overcome adverse circumstances. Mean machines ready to rip it up Geared for action: Cam County members Blair Turley, left, and Barry Malcolm say the purple Burger Fuel Chrysler is a bit of a show pony for street use but the supercharged XA Falcon is the real deal, and Barry will be racing it at the Port Road Drags this Sunday. By SIMON EDWARDS At least 60 cars are registered for Cam County Hot Rods' annual Port Road Drags on Sunday, among them the defending 2010 champion. Dean Richie, from Wainuio- mata, is bringing back his Ford Pop, the car he steered down the one-eighth of a mile course to win outright last year. John Meilan, from Auckland, who drives the fastest drag car in New Zealand, will also do some demonstration runs in his super slick rail. Organiser Steve Reid says there will also be seven other exhibition cars. Among the competitors will be Barry Malcolm, who is new to the drag racing scene. His '66 Chrysler 300, painted in the purple livery of event sponsor Burger Fuel, is a familiar sight around the Hutt. He's the first to admit the big cruising vehicle is built for comfort, not racing. The Chrysler 383 V8 engine was rated at 325 horsepower under the hood but Barry says she needs a tail wind to find that''. The real drag racer is his other car, a supercharged 1973 XA Fal- con. The original 351 Ford V8 engine has been bored and stroked out to 383 cubic inches and the Falcon has swooped down the quarter mile in just more than 10 seconds. Malcolm says he bought the car from Dave Speedy five months ago after getting into the Cam County scene and discovering that while the 60 or so members are from all walks of life, they find a common passion in speed and motors. Getting traction and grappling with the 650 horsepower Falcon in the one-eighth of a mile race takes experience and finesse but Mal- colm says he's looking forward to having a go on Sunday. Racing gets under way at 9.30am. Admission is $15, family $30.
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