Beach Hop 2018

There were a few unusual vehicles in the Grand Parade at Beach Hop this year including a yellow electric 1957 Ford Fairlane. If you’re in New Zealand you’ve probably seen Ron and Malcolm making a quiet getaway in the big yellow Ford in the Mercury Energy TV ad (if not follow the link).

Electric 1957 Ford Fairlane at Beach Hop 2018

Electric 1957 Ford Fairlane at Beach Hop 2018

We were talking about what makes Beach Hop one of the best car events we’ve been to and for us one of the many reasons is the sound, it’s not a quiet car event as anyone who stands on Port Road in Whangamata will tell you. Will electric vehicles be part of Beach Hop’s future? A short Google search found a few electric hot rods so ‘the times they are a changin’. However if it’s the throaty rumble of a classic car or the shiny silverware sticking out the bonnet of a hot rod that gets your motor running Beach Hop will still be the place to go for many years yet. (I hope)

Hot rod at Beach Hop 2018

Hot rod at Beach Hop 2018

Beach Hop 2018 photos …….

Motorised La-z-boy at Beach Hop 2018

Motorised La-z-boy at Beach Hop 2018

Beach Hop 2018

Beach Hop 2018

Beach Hop 2018

Beach Hop 2018

Beach Hop 2018

Beach Hop 2018

Beach Hop 2018

Beach Hop 2018

Beach Hop 2018

Beach Hop 2018

Beach Hop 2018

Beach Hop 2018

A Harley Davidson was given away this year

A Harley Davidson was given away this year

Tot Rod Show

Tot Rod Show

Beach Hop 2018

Beach Hop 2018

Beach Hop 2018

Beach Hop 2018

Beach Hop 2018

Beach Hop 2018

Beach Hop 2018

Beach Hop 2018

Beach Hop 2018

Beach Hop 2018

Retro Caravan Show - Beach Hop 2018

Retro Caravan Show – Beach Hop 2018

Big V8 little V8 - Beach Hop 2018

Big V8 little V8 – Beach Hop 2018

Retro Caravan Show - Beach Hop 2018

Retro Caravan Show – Beach Hop 2018

Retro Caravan Show - Beach Hop 2018

Retro Caravan Show – Beach Hop 2018

Retro Pin Up Show

Retro Pin Up Show

Retro Caravan Show - Beach Hop 2018

Retro Caravan Show – Beach Hop 2018

Retro Caravan Show - Beach Hop 2018

Retro Caravan Show – Beach Hop 2018

Tot Rod Show

Tot Rod Show

Beach Hop 2018

Beach Hop 2018

2 thoughts on “Beach Hop 2018

  1. I cannot wait for the 2019 Beach Hop.I am traveling from England and stopping at Los Angeles on the way over .My son lives in Hamilton New Zealand and he runs Mad Soundz.He has told me all about the Hop .As a life long Hot rod ,custom and Drag petrol head i think i will be in heaven

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