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Euromarque Fiat 124 Spider 50⁰ Anniversario 2016

Date: Thu, December 01, 2016


Euromarque Fiat 124 Spider 50Anniversario

Throughout 2016, fiatista around the globe have been commemorating the Golden Anniversary of the Fiat 124 Spider, which debuted at the Salon dell’ Automobile di Torino (Turin Auto Show) in Italy, back in November 1966. The collective celebrations presented a unique opportunity for Kiwi owners to also mark the occasion.

Joining the long list of international clusters (Ford Mustangs muster, Fiat Spiders cluster), the Euromarque Fiat 124 Spider 50Anniversariowas unique in that it was the most Southern cluster of 124 Spiders in the world and the largest ever in New Zealand… to date.

A joint initiative between Euromarque, Canterbury’s only authorised Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Maserati Concessionaire and the Canterbury Fiat-Lancia Club, the three day national convention was held in Christchurch over Canterbury’s provincial anniversary long-weekend, November 11-13th, as part of a greater campaign to launch the new 2016-17 Fiat/Abarth 124 Spider in New Zealand.

Participants attended from all over New Zealand: Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Kapiti Coast, New Plymouth, Lower Hutt, Wellington, Nelson, Hokitika, Christchurch, Methven and Timaru.

Fifty participants, comprising 14 Spiders (of 16, as 2 were forced to abandon attendance, due to Cook Strait ferry cancellations between the North and South Islands) and 11 sister Sport Coupes clustered to enjoy two rallies, a transport museum visit, a commemorative display as part of the biennial Euromarque Belle Italiane all-Italian car display of over eighty classic and contemporary automobiles fromAlfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Iso, Lamborghini, Lancia & Maserati, and a gala Awards dinner.

Smit’s Group sponsored the Meguiar’s “Ispirazione” Award for ‘Inspirational Exterior Restoration’ which was won by Greg and Marlaina Chapman, from New Plymouth, for their Rosso (Red) LHD Spider.

Here are a few pics from the convention.

New Zealand’s largest cluster of Fiat 124 Spiders on display at Euromarque Belle Italiane car display, just one of the events of Euromarque Fiat 124 Spider 50Anniversario.

Smit’s Group sponsored the Meguiar’s “Ispirazione” Award for ‘Inspirational Exterior Restoration’ which was won by Greg and Marlaina Chapman, from New Plymouth, for their Rosso (Red) LHD Spider, awarded by Euromarque Senior Sales Consultant, Terry Milne, on behalf of the Smits Group.

 

The convention concluded on Sunday 13th November at 3:00pm. Just nine hours later, North Canterbury suffered a massive 7.8 earthquake and many of the North Island participants were trapped in the South Island due to multiple road closures and further Cook Strait cancellations.

Meguiar’s award winner Greg Chapman was stranded in Kaikoura, not far from the quake epicentre, but managed to hitch a helicopter flight out the stricken region with a News team. To date, his prize-winning car remains in Kaikoura awaiting to be retrieved. So it could be a while before he gets to use his Meguiar’s bucket of car care products!