A Mid West Christmas

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Mid West Street Rods’ monthly rodders’ breakfast, held on the Sunday before Christmas, boasted more than 100 vehicles on display to celebrate the festive season. The rodders’ breakfasts, held on the third Sunday of every month and based at the Columbus Coffee cafe within Mitre 10 Mega at Westgate, are always very popular.

Vaughan and Angie Walters’ ’34 Chev sedan, and Ewan and Karen Cameron’s ’62 Cadillac, were both decked out with elaborate Christmas decorations, exuding the event’s Christmas spirit. 

Bruce Swallow’s blown small block–Chev-powered Chev sedan heads this line-up of variety shown at each Mid West rodders’ breakfast meet. As you can tell, Bruce is an avid Mooneyes enthusiast. 

Aaron Carson’s Hilborn-injected small block–Ford-powered T is similar to the Tommy Ivo version in the USA. This neat little car from the Scroungers Car Club will be featured in an upcoming issue of NZV8

Former NZV8 feature cars, Vince Lettice’s Camaro and Tony Garratt’s El Camino, are always immaculately presented with fully polished and detailed supercharged engines. 

John Poulton gets plenty of use from his bright-orange ’33 Ford coupe rolling on polished American five spokes.

Mike Udjur’s ’32 Ford roadster is a hot rod with history, first rodded in the ’50s and then built into what you see here by the mid ’70s by Mike with a dual-quad 283 Chev. 

Chris Hornblow towed this ex–Southern California 1966 ski boat behind his ’56 Chev. Co-owned with Larry Beck, it’s up for sale, with the 455 Pontiac engine punched out to 460 cubic inches — just in time for summer fun.