WHETHER they were Ford fanatics, hot rod hounds or connoisseurs of fine vintage vehicles, people who love their cars turned out in force for the Daffodil Day Rally for Cancer in Whakatane last weekend.

The rally was part of a nationwide event to raise funds ahead the New Zealand Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day annual fundraiser.

Whakatane Vintage Car Club captain Barry Keene says 74 cars turned up at The Hub on Sunday to enter the rally. Car enthusiasts brought their cherished vehicles from Tauranga and Opotiki amongst other places.

Together with the owners’ $10 entry fees and a collection by volunteers from people coming to view the cars, a total of $1128 was made from the event.

The cars and drivers assembled at 1pm and were given yellow and blue ribbons to attach to their vehicles before heading off for a parade through Whakatane, ending up back at The Hub where people were able to admire the cars close up.