Anyone that knows me, knows I have a thing for cars and rugby! I am a true Canterbarian that loves the speedway, a fierce game of minigolf and a good pub meal.

I recently celebrated my 56th birthday by taking a drive in a MK1 Zephyr 1955. I sat behind the wheel with much delight and marvelled at the original interior and features. I hold a passion for vintage and classic motor vehicles and frequently point them out on drives and take every opportunity to have a close look at them at car yards or shows.

Yasa Panagoda, Regional Director for Crest Clean, came out to my place with his 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 and took me riding shot-gun. We headed out to West Melton for a coffee and morning tea, then took the long way back home. I am usually not too fond of much noise but an engine purr is a different story! I was in my element and relished the V8 roar! Sharing stories and riding in cool cars is exactly what I was looking for in a friendship, and I couldn't have imagined a better experience!

My brother Tony and I enjoy getting together to watch the rugby. The last Crusaders game was heaps of fun and I couldn't help but cheer the guys on every time they scored. Over the next year, I am aiming to ride the double decker bus through Christchurch and maybe even ride in a limousine!