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Deuce lovers roll into wine country for the weekend

Nov 15th, 2016 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News


Classic car enthusiast Ian Lind and 17a, his 1932 Ford Deuce

More than 50 1932 classic Deuce cars rolled into Martinborough Square on Saturday as part of the Deuce Weekend festivities.

Organised by Masterton hot rod enthusiast Lloyd Wilson, Deuce Weekend is an annual event that attracts owners of 1932 Ford roadsters or coupes from all over the country to come together and show off their labours of love.

Car enthusiast Ian Lind and ‘17a,’ his 1932 blue Ford Deuce made their way down from New Plymouth to Masterton for the event.

“It’s a really social weekend where we are all in convoy but we don’t not drive any faster than 90 km an hour,” said Ian.

Ian says he fell in love with the classic car after being introduced to them during a trip to the States.

“I was privileged to see Vic Edelbrock’s private collection in America.”

“When I saw the Deuce for the first time, I thought there’s something striking about the car, about the period.”

The Ford Deuce is regarded as the definitive hot rod and at the time of manufacture there was nothing else like it on four wheels.

Ian spent three years building 17a after returning to New Zealand.

“I built the car from scratch, sourcing all the parts from America and then spent the next two to three years building it.”

Ian says the highlight of these weekends for him is the driving.

“I especially enjoy driving to the event.”

“After the drive, we will all convene and have dinner and tell a few stories.”

Deuce weekend wraps up on Sunday with a fundraiser for Hospice Wairarapa at the Masterton Motorplex where locals can get up close up to the classic cars and their owners.

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