Cars cruise to Welshpool
VEHICLES with two wheels, four wheels and more filled the Welshpool Recreation Reserve on Saturday for the second annual Welshpool Show ‘n’ Shine event.
Fifty-six cars, motorbikes and trucks were entered for show this year.
Entries ranged from the 1940s to more recent years. The show was supported by the Korumburra Car Club, and trucks were displayed by Peter Stoitse Transport, Welshpool, Storr Transport, Toora, and Brendan Beer Transport, with connections to Yarram. Motorbikes were a mix of contemporary and historical.
The event was staged as part of the Prom Coast Summer Festival and was organised by the reserve committee.
Reserve president David Grylls said entries were similar to last year’s inaugural event.
“This is something different for the area to attract people and we are drawing people hopefully from outside the area as well,” he said.
Vehicles were judged on originality, workmanships, engine bay, detail and paintwork, and entries were a mix of vehicles in original condition as well as restorations.
Allan Andrews of Leongatha showed his Rambler Royce, built in 1976 but based on a Rolls Royce from the early 1930s.
Still bearing its original colour, the vehicle was built for a lord mayor in Queensland and was used by meter maids on the Gold Coast.
Len Mayo of Devon North displayed his Mustang, one of the last bigger models, four inches wider and eight inches longer than other Mustangs.
“I just love Mustangs and take this one for Sunday drives,” he said.
The show ‘n’ shine raised funds towards the installation of a new floor for the basketball stadium, a project worth a total of $200,000. The stadium has been rewired, and new lighting, roof and backboards installed.
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