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Art auction coming
St Joseph s Primary School parents
Shelley McConaughy, left, and Maria
the school s annual art auction on
September 20. About 25 local artists
have put up works, including Ivan
Clarke, Emma Carter, Simon Deaker,
Karen Scott, Jan Crawford and
Deidre Copeland. Viewing is during
the afternoon or from 6pm, with the
auction at 7.30pm. Tickets are $10.
Chef s success
Blanket Bay chef Kate Florence has
won the prestigious New Zealand
Commis Chef of the Year title at the
New Zealand Culinary Fare
organised by the Restaurant
Association of New Zealand. The
20-year-old had to complete in three
classes, where she was judged on
her skill set, ingenuity and creativity.
She won a gold medal in the cold
dessert class, with a dish called
Assiette of New Zealand Tamarillo.
We made a boobie!
Wakatipu s breast-feeding mums did,
in fact, break last year s record of 15,
but only just (Mirror, August 15).
Sixteen mums and their children
turned out at Starbucks in
Queenstown for The Big Latch On
earlier this month. The mums and
their littlies were part of a worldwide
effort and spokeswoman Debbie
Turner said they were still waiting
for confirmation of how many mums
took part nationally.
Classic on sale: Mt Soho Winery owner and ex-motorsport ace Ed Lamont with his 1993 Bathurst supercar, which is on the on-line auction block for $350,000
-- and will probably end up in Australia.
Photo: GRANT BRYANT
Wants car to roar Fast fact:
GROUP A SUPERCAR SPECS:
5 litre Chevy V8 with 5 speed
620 horse power with 120 litre
18/9 tyres with 12.5 inch brake
rotors and 6 pot callipers.
A top speed 260 km an hour.
Comes in restored Peter Brock
Bathurst 1993 livery.
Only 999 km on the clock.
Check it on TradeMe
By GRANT BRYANT
A Queenstown vintner and
former motorsport ace is selling
his prideand joy, a rare Peter
Brock supercar, and offers are
flooding in from Australia.
Mt Soho Wines owner Ed
Lamont listed the 1993 group A
supercar, driven by Peter Brock
in the 1993 Bathurst race and
himself in the following two
years on TradeMe last month.
The car would be a rarity in
New Zealand but is even more
sought after in Australia, Mr
As the founder and publisher of
Auto Trader magazine in 1980,
the self confessed speed-freak
found his close ties with the
motor racing industry quickly
allowed him to take the wheel in
motorsport and he never looked
''I've had some great races,
including racing a Ferrari in the
Targa Rally, winning the Ben-
son and Hedges in 1986 and
racing in Bathurst,'' he said.
Lamont also notched up wins in
the New Zealand Touring Car
Championship in 1986 and 1993,
and put in noteworthy perform-
ances in Wellington street races,
the Nissan Mobil 500.
However, the 64-year-old's reas-
ons for selling the Peter Brock
supercar are as pure as his need
for speed ever was.
''I've thought of driving it but if
I'm not doing it properly I'd
rather not be doing it at all,'' he
While there have been trickles
of interest for the $350,000
supercar from New Zealand, he
made no bones about where it
was likely to end up.
''Peter Brock was known and
respected here in New Zealand
but was an absolute legend in
Australia, and that's where the
big interest is coming from.
There's a lot of collectors over
there with small stables of great
cars and this could very easily
sit among the best of them.''
While the supercar is in no way,
shape or form a legal street
cruiser, nor could ever be, Mr
Lamont hoped the new owner
would still flex the car's muscle,
rather than keep as part of a
''The car would be serious
business on any muscle car
circuit or competition and it'd
be great to see it perform.''
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