On your marks, get set, go!
The town centre was transformed into a mini racetrack on Friday 3 November, as the Pukekohe Cardboard Rally was held to help celebrate the V8s coming to Franklin.
Pre-school to year 8 children from the surrounding area were encouraged to create a wearable cardboard car, which they proudly displayed.
Nickson from Mai FM was the MC, and All Star Cheerleaders kept the audience entertained while the competitors made last minute checks to their ‘engines.’
Here on the racetrack, which was complete with pits, the ‘racers’ were split into three age categories, junior, middle and senior. Judges, Local Board Deputy Chair, Andy Baker, and racing legend, Greg Murphy, had the hard job of picking the winners.
Young Dylan Adams from Mangatawhiri School placed first in the senior category, and also took out the best overall trophy. Charlie Fry from Pukekohe Christian School claimed first place in the junior category, and Lucas Treadway from Waiau Pa won the middle category.