Ellie Duff, 5, at the annual Uniquely Nelson Street Hop Festival. Photo: Sara Hollyman.

Classic cars get Nelson hopping


Nelson streets were hopping on Sunday for the annual Uniquely Nelson Street Hop Festival.

Uniquely Nelson manager Simon Duffy says it was a huge day and plans are already being discussed to make next year even better.

“This year we spread out, having the bands spread more around town… we’re here to support the local hospitality and it was a brilliant day.”

He says more than 90 cars were on display along with the odd motorbike.

Prizes were dished out to the top three cars voted for by People’s Choice and this year prizes were also awarded for a best-dressed category.

“What struck me was you’d see these people standing round, talking about their cars and it was such a mix of people both young and old,” says Simon.

That included Ellie Duff, 5, who enjoyed posing by one of the classic cars.

Money raised from the event went to local charity Club 24, which works with Nelsonians who have experienced some form of mental health problems in their life.