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Summers comin'

A welcome return to the rodding calendar in October was the Trouble Bound Side Show supporting West Auckland Hospice. Brilliant weather gave a taste of the summer season on its way and the no location filled to capacity. This year the Glenora Rugby League Club in Glen Eden was the perfect new venue for this ever-popular West Auckland show. "We tripled the size of the venue and it looks like we tripled the turnout", said Shane Adlington of Trouble Bound. The Glenora facility offered a licensed bar and food available, with added food trucks outside and music playing. Cars and bikes filled the venue to the point it was a park in. So, the lesson here is that if you only want to stay for an hour - don’t park in the back row! All in all, a great show which was certainly well attended by any one in a black T-shirt - typical West Auckland and it was all for a good cause with entry by gold coin donation. From the Franklin and south areas, cars and people arrived from Franklin Street Rodders and also the Pukekohe Hot Rod Club.

Mark Wakeling's recently completed Plymouth sled was chosen as Trouble Bound Clubs pick. A neat car which made an impact as it drove in. The mix of cars ranged from a Model T Ford to banger A's to hot rods, customs and street machines as well as a few Australian muscle cars. A good mix of cars and people with a good attitude. Well done Trouble Bound! Not a bad effort from this small club of mostly second generation hot rodders, shown the future of rodding looks bright in New Zealand.

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