Motor fest huge success

by Mike Isle

This year’s inaugural Jones Road Auto Motor Fest proved to be a huge success, with $28,000 donated from the event to St John. 

John Winchester presented the cheque on behalf of the fest’s volunteer team. He spoke to those present about the work that went into putting the inaugural event together and the hard work St John volunteers undertake for their community every day. 

“As a community, we appreciate the investment that St John has made in the Selwyn central area and we need to support St John to do their good work.

I know personally that I would not be here, was it not for St John and their local stations,” he said.

John Sunckell, Area Committee chairman for the Selwyn Central St John area, thanked everyone involved in making the day a success. Another of the volunteer organisers, Craig Wilson said the fest attracted over 35 sponsors, many of them local, and an estimated 850 cars, trucks and motorbikes on show. 

“We estimate conservatively, six thousand people came through the gate over the day and now we are able to give a cheque to St John for $28,000.

“For year one we could not have been more pleased.”

Organisers are hoping for an annual event and are looking for new volunteers and sponsors to help drive it. Contact John Winchester on 03 347 9982.