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Est. 2003 207287-V22 Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Vol 11, No 34 General 271 8000 ■ Classi ed 271 8055 ■ Delivery Enquiries 271 8014 ■ Website www.times.co.nz 123068 DESIGN AND BUILD Spring heralds the countdown to Christmas and in the upcoming months renovation and building work is undertaken in earnest. Check out today's 16-page Design and Build liftout packed with advice and options. By Chris Harrowell FAMILIES are set to be the centre- piece of a community event celebrat- ing the daily sacriﬁce made by all good parents. Reverend Dr Richard Waugh, of East City Wesleyan Church, invites the public to his annual Father’s Day Blokes, Cars and Bikes event in Burswood. The free showcase of all things automotive is held at Mr Waugh’s church in Burswood Drive from 9am- 12.30pm this Sunday. “Every year we have more cars and bikes brought along and it’s just something that relates to dads,” Mr Waugh told the Times. “Cars and bikes are a language many men can talk.” The event this Father’s Day also features prizes, a free barbecue and the appearance of two ﬁre trucks thanks to Otara ﬁre station. Youngsters can also take along bicycles to have them decorated. People keen to display their unique or rare automotive machinery can turn up on the day between 8-8.30am to secure a spot in the church’s car park. Mr Waugh is entering into the showcase his 1954 Jaguar MK7M motor vehicle, complete with its powerful 3.4-litre straight-six cyl- inder engine and plush red leather interior. “This was the ﬁrst Jaguar saloon car to do more than 100mph [160kph],” says Mr Waugh. “One was owned and driven by the late Queen Mother for 18 years, from 1955-1973. It’s good British machinery.” Mr Waugh bought the Jaguar as a tribute to his late father Brian Waugh, a former British Royal Air Force pilot. “He loved Jaguars,” he says. “While the car looks quite stately, she really goes, and the faster you go the better its handling gets.” Among the automotive enthusi- asts taking part in Blokes, Cars and Bikes is Burswood resident Malcolm Anderson, who plans to display two of his motorbikes. The ﬁrst is an eye-catching limited edition Ducati 748R, built to take part in the Supersport World Cham- pionship racing series. “There are only a handful of these bikes in New Zealand,” says Mr Anderson. “It’s got a top speed of 160mph [257kph] and does 11.2 sec- onds down the quarter-mile drag strip. “When I ride it it’s always bucking and snorting and trying to kill me. It’s like a thoroughbred horse.” The second motorcycle Mr Ander- son will have on show is a restored Moto Morini 3.5 Sport. “These bikes have a cult following all over the world,” he says. “Moto Morini was a small family- owned company in Italy that was very successful in motorbike racing in the 1960s and 1970s.” The free Blokes, Cars and Bikes show runs from 9am-12.30pm this Sunday, Father’s Day, at East City Wesleyan Church, 219 Burswood Drive. Reverend Dr Richard Waugh, right, invites the public to his annual Father's Day Blokes, Cars and Bikes event this Sunday, featuring automotive machinery such as Malcolm Anderson's Ducati motorbike. Times photo Wayne Martin Tribute to fathers COLLEGE RUGBY South-east in all First XV finals By Daniel Silverton ALL three Auckland secondary schools rugby nals played last Saturday featured colleges from the south-east. In the 1A grade decider at Eden Park, Saint Kentigern College won a thriller against Auckland Grammar (AGS) 13-11 for the school's third consecutive championship. The victory puts St Kents among the pantheon of schoolboy rugby teams to win three or more straight titles, along with AGS, Mt Albert Grammar and Kelston Boys' High. St Kents led 10-3 at halftime from a try to fullback Patrick Herbert and a conversion and penalty to rst- ve William Raea. A momentum switch in the second half saw AGS go ahead 11-10 with 15 minutes remaining. The ice-cool Raea then stepped up to kick the winning penalty goal in the nal act. In the curtainraiser 1B nal between Macleans College and undefeated Dilworth, Macleans led 3-0 after 20 minutes through a penalty to fullback Liam Winn. However, Dilworth struck twice before halftime for a 14-3 advantage and maintained the pressure after the break to win 36-3. Early next season, Macleans play Onehunga High, second-to-last in 1A, for promotion to the top grade. Howick College lost their promotion/relegation match by one point earlier this year, dropping them to 1C grade. Determined to make it a temporary stay in the bottom division, Howick went undefeated into the nal against Sancta Maria College at Mt Wellington War Memorial Ground. Howick maintained its perfect record with a 22-0 victory, setting up a promotion game against winless Marcellin College next season. Sancta Maria, which nished with a seven-win, three-loss record, also earned an attempt at promotion, against Tamaki College. St Kents can further cement their place in history in the coming weeks when they attempt to become the fth school to defend a national top- four title. ■ See page 36 for a full report on the 1A nal. A wrap of the 1C decider will be on www.times.co.nz next Monday.
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