Posted 06 Apr 2012, 3:30pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > Beach Hop 2012 - Saturday Night Cruise

Tags: brent shaw, events, beach hop, scott saunders

There was plenty more action on Saturday night at Beach Hop, as cars continued to fill the streets of Whangamata and rock and roll music was played live at various spots in town.


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These guys from Tauranga were sorted for the night with their road legal motorised couch, complete with headlights, tail lights, transistor radio and reading lamp!


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Earlier on Saturday evening, we got chatting to Scott Saunders - the proud owner of this 1972 Datsun 1200 sedan with only 77,000 miles on the clock. 20 year old Scott has owned the Datsun for 6 years now, and plans to keep it as original as possible. Since we had no appropriate Beach Hop-style vehicle of our own to cruise in, Scott said that he would take us out for a drive later that night. I think the 'GC' on the number plate was quite fitting, if you catch my drift?


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It may not be American or from the 50s/60s, but the response from spectators watching from the side of the road was friendly and positive. Many people asked, but the answer is - no, it's not for sale!


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Once again the streets were packed with cars...


Beach Hop 2012 well as people who found themselves a comfortable position so they could watch the entertainment from the side of the road.


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I tried to give this shot from the back seat of the Datsun a bit of a nostalgic look, but it doesn't really work when there's an 'Email' sign in the street, does it?


We'll wrap up our coverage of Beach Hop 2012 with one last post featuring Sunday's Nostalgia Fair & Car Show.

To see the full set of photos so far from Beach Hop 2012, check out our Facebook album here.

- Brent Shaw