Waikato Autofest, held on February 13 at Mystery Creek Events Centre, was a success — and we’ve got the photos to prove it!

Over the weekend, we made the trip down to Hamilton to check out Waikato Autofest. A first-time event for Downtime Entertainment, but a hugely successful one in terms of spectator and competitor numbers. The sun was blazing hot throughout the day, which kept the brave at the skidpan, and the burnt indoors at the show and shine. With mainly a car club–dominated turnout, there were cars from UMF, the New Zealand Fijian Car Club, and Project Car Club. All clubs had massive numbers, and worked together to create a fantastic show hall. 

I’m not going to blab on too much, so check out the show cars that we took a liking to at the show for yourself.

René Vermeer

Dutch, French, or just a Kiwi, René isn’t quite sure, but he does know he has a passion for Japanese vehicles like no other. A well-seasoned Gran Turismo player dating back to his single-digit days, René has a comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of performance vehicles and has owned more than 30 performance cars here in New Zealand, ranging from Nissans to Hondas. A lover of photography, you’ll find him either peeping under someone’s bonnet to snap a detailed shot, or on the side of the racetrack, perfecting his panning.