Western Leader : February 3rd 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 3 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 3, 2012 NEWS OPEN TO VIEW Thursday 9th, 16 th and 23rd February 10am to 4pm 135 Connell Street, Blockhouse Bay www.metlifecare.co.nz REV5354 For more information call Karen on 09 826 2018. The best care is the care that meets your very own needs. Serviced apartments starting from $185,000. It would certainly be easier providing a fixed set of care services to our residents, but we think it's fairer if they only have to pay for the services they need. Which is why we do things differently. We tailor our care services to meet the requirements of an individual and we do so in a way that helps them stay independent for longer. It's an approach that makes perfect sense to us and a world of difference to you. Why choose Metifecare Powley? • You choose the care services you need. • We provide a main meal and housekeeping. • Friendly, professional staff on hand 24 hours a day. • There is always something going on which you can be a part of. Tuscan is his work of art By NICOLA MURPHY Black beauty: Aidan Crabtree is the proud owner of a TVR 2004 Tuscan, one of only four in New Zealand. Photo: NICOLA MURPHY AIDAN Crabtree grew up across the road from a garage and says the smell of oil runs in his veins. He has fond memories of hanging out in the workshop and would often get in trouble for sticking his finger in fresh paint. That s probably why he shelled out $50,000 on his TVR Tuscan but to him it s worth every cent. The Titirangi resident is displaying his pride and joy at the New Zealand Classic Car Show on February 12 from 10am at the Ellerslie Racecourse. It was built in 2004 and had previously belonged to an owner in Japan. Mr Crabtree bought it last September after selling a Jaguar E-Type a few years ago. His decision to buy the Tuscan was one he didn t make lightly. I looked at Ford Mustangs and all those other cars people collect and covet but the most unconventional car that was within my price range was the TVR Tuscan. TVR is a sports car com- pany that was started by Tre- vor Wilkinson in Blackpool, England, in 1947. Mr Crab- tree s car is one of only four Tuscans in New Zealand. It s good to have that exclusivity, you know you won t see another one on the road. Sometimes I just stare at it. It s a work of art. It s the first time Mr Crab- tree has displayed a car at the show. While he enjoys driving his Ford Mondeo, which he uses every day, Mr Crabtree takes the Tuscan out for a spin at least once a week on the beautiful back roads of the Waitakere Ranges . His wife Peggy doesn t share his enthusiasm. But she s tolerant and will probably come on Sunday. TVR is one of 70 clubs dis- playing around 750 vehicles at the show, ranging from rare historic and once popu- lar budget models to high end luxury vehicles. The show is in its 39th year and this time it s hosted by the Auckland Mustang Owners Club. Organising committee member David Burke- Kennedy says the number of cars driving up to the show just keeps growing. People can expect to see more classic cars than they have ever seen in one place in this country. Visit www.concours.org.nz for more information. GIVEAWAY The Western Leader has a double pass to the show to give away. To enter email your name and contact details to email@example.com with Car Show in the subject line. OrsendittoPOBox 21-167 Henderson by noon on February 7.
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