All USA Day, Tauranga, 24 Nov 2002.

This inaugural event, organised by the Bay Of Plenty Mustang Owners Club, was a great success. 
The prime sponsor of the event was Mothers Polishes and Waxes.  Checkout the cool Event Poster.

Judging results are at the bottom of this page below the pictures.

Hundreds of people turned out on a fine Tauranga day to view over 200 American cars of all descriptions including dozens of Mustangs from the BOP Club and from the Waikato Mustang Owners Club.

Thanks to Grant Bradley for all the great pictures below.  

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 Early morning roll up @ 200 plus cars stage. Last count was between 10 and 11 am there were at that stage just on 260 
with more coming and going as the day progressed.

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1st pic National Street Rodders Association line up. 
2nd pic Waikato mustang owners club with a massive attempt at 20 cars on show.
5th pic. Taranaki Mustang Owners Club who took home the club display trophy for their efforts

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  2nd pic. Peoples Choice Ross Michewski,s beautiful Boss under the blue tops.
3rd and 4th pics: BOP Mustang Owners Club line up.

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 1st pic Robbie Shannon 3rd best modified 47 coupe. 1st best modified Darryl Gates model A in same pic.
(Robbie Shannon's Ranchero picked up 2nd in best commercial class)
2nd pic: Early Ford V8 club line up. 3rd Pc, Marty Signs 40 ford ute also winning a trophy.
1st and second place went to the GT40 club and third going to Kenny Eminy  with his excellent ac cobra in best kit car class

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 Red Camaro - paint still drying. Lads from John Olds panel were determined to have the car turn out on time for the show. 
Still in primer Friday night.

Judging Results:

Best club display, sponsored by BOP Mustang Owners Club, went to Taranaki Mustang Owners Club.

Best classic, sponsored by RM Motor Trimers Gate Pa Tauranga. 
1st Tony Palmer 1969 Mach 1 Mustang 
2nd Mike Mahoney 66 Mustang 
3rd Wayne Hills 66 Mustang

Best Muscle Car sponsored by the Papamoa Sports and Recreation Club, Parton Rd Papamoa
1st Ross Mischewski 71 Boss Mustang
2nd The Barkers ? Mustang
3rd David Parker 1958 Fairlane

Best Kit Car sponsored by Lyfestyle Trophies and Engraving Gate Pa Tauranga
1st Nick and Linda Jenkins GT40
2nd Brian and Anne Ireland GT40
3rd Kenney Eminy AC Cobra

Best Sports, sponsored by Charlemaigne Lodge Main Road Tepuna, Tauranga
1st Jeff Hawkins 79 Camaro
2nd Rodd ?    74 Corvette

Best Modified, ie hot rod. sponsored by Automatic Transmissions Courtney Road Gate Pa Tauranga
1st Darryl Gates 1930 Model A
2nd Sue Kamo 1929 Model A roadster
3rd Robbie Shannon 47 Ford coupe

Best Competition sponsored by Coastline Automotive, Koromiko St Judea Tauranga
1st R Olsen 1969 Mustang
2nd ? ? Chev Nova

Best Commercial sponsored by Truckline Hewletts Road Mt Maunganui
1st Mark Norris 1955 F100 Ford pickup
2nd Marty Canton 1940 Ford pickup
3rd Robbie Shannon 1963 Ranchero ute

Best Veteran/Vintage sponsored by Bay Brake and Clutch Hewletts Road Mt Maunganui
1st Shayne and Angela Bennie 58 Impala sports coupe
2nd Chris Wright 1937 Ford coupe
3rd Tom Crail 1937 Chrysler coupe

Peoples Choice sponsored buy Mothers Polish Waxes and Cleaners went to Ross Mischewki with a convincing margin of votes.