The 2006 Collingwood Street Fresh Choice Trolley Derby:
Saturday, 26 January
89 drivers registered to compete in 69 trolleys
Photo supplied by Tim Bailey From left to right: The Silver Ghost (David Lloyd), The Blue Bullet (Sam Laidlaw) and RedRak Racer II (Tim Bailey) in the Rockets Sam Laidlaw lost his King of the Hill title at Nelson's Collingwood Street Fresh Choice Trolley Derby on Saturday, after a straight four-year run.
Cawthron scientist Lincoln MacKenzie took the title, but won in a Laidlaw constructed trolley, the Blue Bullet. Laidlaw came third after Mackenzie and first place getter Tim Bayley in the Rockets (adult) race.
The trolley derby was raced in perfect conditions in Nelson on Saturday, drawing a crowd of around four-thousand over the day, peaking during the afternoon finals.
The Style Meister award went to Christchurch couple Brian and Sharon Smith with their impeccable replica 1936 Auto Union and 1925 Bugatti, complete with black and white checkered 'pits' and authentic pre-war racing outfits.
The Nippers' (under 6) final was won by Jordan Pine
The Zoomers (7-10 years) went to Matti Cook
The Sprinters (11- 14 years) was taken by Cheyne Robinson