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Cars star on Father’s Day

Tyler Gough and his parents Aaron Gough and Page Drent with a 1972 Plymouth Barracuda 440 at the Ramrodders Father’s Day Show and Shine in Masterton on Sunday. PHOTO/MARCUS ANSELM

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Young Tyler Gough had his first Father’s Day at Masterton’s Show and Shine 2019. It won’t be his last vintage car day.

Tyler’s only six months old but he was born into the right family if he wants to become a petrolhead.

His father Aaron helps run Hutt Valley’s Moonshine Rod and Custom club with partner Page Drent and his father. Aaron and his father restore cars.

The family were spending their first Father’s Day at the event, which drew the crowds on a glorious first day of spring in Wairarapa.

A fine display of vintage cars were on show for automobile enthusiasts, who travelled from across the region in force to check out the selection.

Tyler was one of the youngest in attendance. It’s likely he’ll be joining the family at events for years to come.

“We run the American vehicle day in Trentham,” Aaron said. “That’s why we’re here. It’s our kind of scene. The 1970 Plymouth Barracuda is Page’s dream car.

“I’ve grown up around this my whole life. I’d be here anyway but the Father’s Day part is just a bonus,” Aaron said. “We’re a family full of cars.”

Organiser Jenni Price was delighted with the turn out.

“It’s been awesome. I don’t know how many members of the public were there, but there was approximately 350-plus cars. I ran out of time to look.

“It’s a gorgeous day. The whole day was a highlight, over and above what I thought it would be. We’ve got big ideas for next year.”

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