Visitors come from galaxies far, far far away to attend Selwyn Motor Fest Photo: Creative Auto Photography

Motor fest needs volunteers

by Mike Isle

One of the district’s most iconic charity events is asking petrolheads to rally around and support the event as volunteers.

Selwyn Motor Fest takes place each November and has so far raised more than $40,000 for local charities, including last year Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue ($15,000) and the year previous $28,000 for St John.

The event needs volunteers to ensure its continuing success according to principal organiser John Winchester.

“Obviously an event like motor fest takes a team to put it together and we need more people.

“The AGM is in June, and we would welcome anybody who has an interest in cars or anybody who simply wants to help out our charities, to come along and see what we are about,” said Winchester.

Volunteer work included general organising, helping out with plans for the day, car parking, finding sponsorship and advertising and preparing the grounds on the day.

The work could be challenging, but also undoubtedly rewarding, he said.

The date and venue for the Selwyn Motor Fest are still to be confirmed, but anybody wanting to volunteer can register their interest on the event’s Facebook page.