Rockstar's rare cars draw crowd

Avid supercar enthusiast and AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is displaying his rare collection of cars at Farmer Auto Village today.

Libby and Cody Verran with Ac/DC drummer Phil Rudd. Cody says he likes the Ferrari.

A gold coin donation gains entry to see eleven of the rarest supercars in the world, with all proceeds going towards the Christchurch earthquake recovery.

The cars include a 2010 Rolls Royce Ghost, 2011 Aston Martin DBS and a Lamborghini Gallardo. There were also Ferrari rides and AC/DC memorabilia for auction from 11.30am until 12pm today.

Jordan York and Lana Smith collecting donations for Chch.

Managing Director Michael Palmer says they are easily expecting about 10,000 people. Buses are coming up from New Plymouth, Palmerston North, and an Auckland based car club is making a convoy down to see the cars.  

Jessica Winnard with the Bentley Continental Super Sport.

Michael says Phil approached them with the idea and thinks this is a great way to share community spirit. Everyone from little kids to long-time AC/DC fans were there, with some getting T-shirts signed by Phil. Younger fan Josh Preston from Bethlehem is a huge fan thanks to his Dad, and his favourite song was ’Thunderstrike’.

Josh Preston gets his t-shirt signed.

Daman Kuha-Heaps, and Bradley, Glenn and Mitchell Audas with Phil Rudd. 

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Very impressive

Posted on 20-03-2011 19:00 | By Jolene Publique

Loved the cars. The white Bentley Continental super sport stole my heart. Great idea Phil.

Nice one

Posted on 20-03-2011 10:11 | By GESTUREPOLITICS

Great collection of cars and thanks to Phil Rudd for sharing them with the public in aid of a very good cause.

Well done phil

Posted on 19-03-2011 23:26 | By monty111

Well done Phil.Great to see people making an effort to help out our fellow kiwis in Christchurch. Thank you very much.


Posted on 19-03-2011 19:30 | By Fun in the Sun

Phil like a lot of people in Tauranga I knew about your collection. but didn’t realize quite the size and range of cars. Thanks for sharing the day and cars with us.

Well Done

Posted on 19-03-2011 16:33 | By The_Courier

Well Done Phil with today, not only raising the money but all the cars on show for all to see, was a awesome day with a ton of people!

Phil's gesture

Posted on 19-03-2011 16:02 | By Pamaxx

Congratulations Phil for your generous gesture. Your actions epitomise the true goodwill spirit of Tauranga and you make our city proud. Max Lewis, Mt Maunganui

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