I went down to join the throng along Northbourne Avenue and I have to say it’s a very satisfying community experience.
The prohibition on watching from the median strip had gone completely by the by but other than that it was all extremely organised, supervised, and very punctual.
There was one car passenger who appeared to be in the act of getting her top off as she whipped past me. One car did a burnout.
But mostly a crowd of guys who used to be into cars brought their families down to press their noses against the glass of a world they’d left behind.
Personalised plates have now reached the point of being almost standard, and new this time around was an explosion of go-pro cameras on peculiar mounting points.
Here’s a slideshow for the car nerds who missed out: