Zephyr International Convention 2023

Thursday, 13 July 2023

South Canterbury Zephyr & Zodiac Enthusiasts' Club hosted the 2023 Zephyr Convention based at The Mackenzie Hotel, Twizel and what a fantastic weekend was had with over 80 cars!
Upon registration participants received a goody bag sponsored by Meguiar’s after which, a welcome function for all participants was held on Friday evening with Rick Ramsay, well-known local promoter, as guest speaker. Rick really held the crowd with stories of his own Zephyr days and his local knowledge of the extensive hydro power project.


On Saturday there was a Show & Shine which was very well attended by the public with many comments - either "I had one of those" or "My father had Zephyrs". Judging of the cars was carried out at this time by five local car enthusiasts who teamed up with a Zephyr Club member. The five categories were - exterior, interior, under body, boot, and engine bay.


On Saturday afternoon the club cruised around Twizel and along the hydro canals, ending up at the Mt. Cook Salmon Farm. The scenery was fantastic with Mt. Cook looking down on the cars from the far end of Lake Pukaki. Saturday evening saw a dine and dance with a great meal and entertainment enjoyed by all.
On Sunday morning the group was off on another cruise around Lake Benmore and Lake Aviemore to the Otematata hotel for an amazing buffet lunch. The cars parked up on the Aviemore Dam for photos which turned out to be outstanding with all the autumn colours. Some of the views on the cruise were just breath-taking. Sunday evening saw a dinner and prizegiving with a farewell morning tea on Monday morning.


Meguiars sponsored prizes for:
Car of Convention Award - Won by Errol & Jenny Scobie, Southland Club, Mk IV Zodiac.
Runner Up Award - Les & Raelene Sloan, South Canterbury Club.
Participants Choice Award


Thanks to Meguiar’s for their support in making this a very successful convention. It is much appreciated.