SimDeck Simulators in Henderson Christmas Parade

All ready to go in the Xmas 08 Parade. Tiana, Mum and Dad. "Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells racing as we go!!
The main roads through Henderson shopping area was filled with children and families anticipating the arrival of the 2008 Christmas Parade.

The Christmas parade throughout NZ marks the arrival of the pending Christmas season. The period is a time of celebration, fine sunny weather, the drawing to a close of business for the year, meeting friends, going on holiday, extending goodwill, reflecting on the successes, failures, growth of the past 12 months.

Mum and Dad turning a Formula Race Car into a Christmas Float!

Mum and Dad turning a Formula Race Car into a Christmas Float!

Sadly for some it will involve road deaths, divorce, arguments and the parting of ways. For others it will be the discovery of love, appreciation, reunions and the anticipation of an exciting 2009. For my good friends Steve and Valkra, it will mean their first Xmas in their Cima Cafe in High Street in downtown Auckland and the heart of the fashion shopping. Which as I write this entry they will be swamped by families in the city for the Auckland downtown Sunday Christmas Parade. They bought the Cafe about 3 weeks ago and have revolutionised the food, service, menu, atmosphere and customer service. If you’re ever in the city call into Cima Cafe for coffee and tell them Kevin recommended you visit. If you ever visited prior to Nov 08 you’ll now find a Cafe that is a pleasure to visit. Their food is NOW DIVINE …truely… and they do have your enjoyment at heart. Besides you’ll be able to enjoy the 10 speaker sound system I installed the other week for your pleasure.

The parade is about to get rolling and we're about to get racing in the Henderson Christmas Parade

The parade is about to get rolling and we're about to get racing in the Henderson Christmas Parade

Now back to the Henderson Christmas Parade, we arrived about 8.45am and was one of the early birds to arrive so had plenty of time to decorate our float which consisted of the SimDeck PET250 race car on the mobile simulation trailer. My parents were dressed in their race uniforms and Dad was the driver. Good friend Tiana Hodge from www.bodyartawards.co.nz sweltered in her uniform! The parade got underway on time and we gave out many brochures and race car stickers enroute.

As we drive the route I could not help reflect on my own childhood and the memories of the Xmas Parades in Timaru, as we would gain front roadside viewing of the parade passing by and the excitement of the coming Christmas season….ah for the innocence of children. The SimDeck float also featured the high powered sound of racing coming from the simulator…..the crowds lining the street could hear us coming!

Next weekend (6 December) we will be in the Brown Bay Christmas Parade and day long festival in one of the most beautiful beach areas in Auckland. Well worth visiting for a family day out. After the parade visitors will be able to race in the Formula Race car simulator.

Small race cars even participated...now maybe we should build simulators in this category as well!

Small race cars even participated...now maybe we should build simulators in this category as well!

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