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He purchased the car from his brother, who bought a total of eight BMW motorcycles while in South Africa, but started selling them off after mov- ing to Australia. His current bike was one of two motorcycles left in his brother’s collection when Mr Readings pur- chased it, and is now one of four motorbikes he owns. The recently retired design engineer spent more than two years doing up the engine and making sure the bike was up to scratch when he first purchased it, and now, his only concern is “keeping the dust off” – a job made easier by his deci- sion to keep the bike off the road. “Initially, I was going to ride it... but I just thought it was too valuable to take out on everyday roads.” The upcoming Brit and Euro Classic Car show is an obvious exception to the rule, he says, after a friend he used to pit crew for in his racing days encouraged him to take part. Sponsored by the How- ick Local Board, as well as other commercial outlets, the non-competitive pub- lic event has 617 registered vehicles, as confirmed by chairman of the organising committee, Rev Dr Richard Waugh. It’s a significant increase on last year’s numbers, and Rev Dr Waugh said the large number of registra- tions will “ensure a memo- rable time”, for car and motorcycle owners, as well as East Auckland locals. Howick Historical Village will also be hosting a Live Day on March 5, featuring entertainment, Victorian era games and activities for the whole family for a small admission charge. Mr Readings moved to New Zealand with his fam- ily in early 1975, first set- tling in Upper Hutt, and then moving to Howick, where he has lived since. He boasts an impres- sive family history when it comes to motorcycles and car racing, starting back in a small town in the UK where Mr Readings grew up. In 1907, the world’s first purpose built racetrack – the Brooklands race- track – was built in Surrey, where Mr Readings’ father worked for famous motor- ist and world record holder John Cobb. Mr Cobb set world auto- mobile speed records in the late 1930’s and 1940’s, boasting the fastest lap record at the Brooklands race track and breaking the land speed record multiple times, reaching speeds of nearly 400 miles per hour in his piston-engined car. “When you consider the design of those [cars] against what the aircrafts were in those days, it was spectacular,” said Mr Read- ings. “I was advised at an early age, mess about with cars and that, but don’t go into the business,” he laughs. “You’ve got to bear in mind in those days the money wasn’t there... but you can understand the impact [my father’s work] had on my upbringing. “Now, it’s ingrained in my blood.” The 2017 Brit and Euro Classic Car Show will be held on Sunday 5 March, 10am-3pm at Lloyd Elsmore Park. Entry is free and reg- istrations for vehicles have now closed. For more infor- mation visit www.briteuro- carshow.nz. perfect: Colin’s BMW will be out to impress at this year’s Auckland Brit and Euro Classic Car Show. Times photo Wayne Martin Big day out for Colin’s BMW Election debate Voting has begun for the Howick Local Board, Botany subdivision by-election. The by-election follows the resignation of local board member Lucy Schwaner and is expected to cost up to $104,000. Tomorrow evening, the Times is hosting a debate at Botany Library, giving the seven candidates standing in the by-election a chance to discuss the issues facing the community. Everyone is welcome at the debate, which will run from 6.30pm-7.30pm, and there will be a chance to ask questions of the candidates. There are around 36,000 enrolled electors in the Botany subdivision – which encompasses Flat Bush, East Tamaki, East Tamaki Heights and Ormiston – including around 200 new voters who turned 18 since the main local body elections were held in October. Voting closes at 12pm on February 17 and results will be available that afternoon.
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