New Zealand meeting in Cromwell 1910 Metz

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It was a chance for the old and the beautiful to show-off this weekend with historic cars from all around New Zealand meeting in Cromwell for the National Veteran Rally.

Those made before 1919 took to the backroads around Otago – including one veteran that has made it to the ripe old age of 109.

With many cars average 40km/h the event was more about style than speed.

“It is quite fun to potter round slowly on traffic-free central Otago road,” says Bob Turnbull who owns a 1907 Sizaire Naudin.

Mr Turnbull has been maintaining his car for the last 42 years.

Robert Duncan is the proud owner of a 1910 Metz.

It was first owned by his great-grandfather. With the outbreak of World War One he feared his prized possession might be commandeered for the war effort.

He took it apart and hid it in the roof – it stayed there until 1970 when Mr Duncan helped get it back on the road.

“It has a top speed of about 25 miles and hour – and when you are doing 25 miles and hour it feels like 150 miles an hour.”

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