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Car show shines

THE shining vehicles at the Show ’n’ Shine and Swap Meet at Leongatha Velodrome on Sunday drew hundreds of onlookers.
Prizes were awarded in the categories bike of the show, best hot rod, best street machine, best custom, best vintage vehicle and many more.
Well known car show commentator “Pinky” hosted the event.
Event organisers John O’Connor, John Mackie, Tim Marriot and Jim McNiven were thrilled with the day.
“It’s our best one ever,” Mr O’Connor said.
Nearly 250 cars were on display and more arrived throughout the afternoon.
“The quality of what we’ve got here is very, very good,” Mr O’Connor said.
“These Show ‘n’ Shine people are terrific people to deal with.”
“I’m very fortunate.
“I’ve got a very strong committee.
“I’d really like to compliment the Rotary members.”
One of the oldest vehicles on show was the 1916 Dodge that did the mail run from Mirboo North to Leongatha from about 1918 until 1940.
It was the second vehicle to arrive in Mirboo North.
It is owned now by Mac Clark of Traralgon, who bought the vehicle when he was 14.
“I’d pick my girlfriend up in Leongatha and take her to dances out in Hallston,” he said.
By luck, David Brereton of Leongatha happened to read the Dodge’s placard.
He does the mail run from Mirboo North to Leongatha now and was happy to find a meaningful connection with the past.

Movers, shakers: event organisers John O’Connor, left, and John Mackie, right, with the oldest car on display, a 1912 Ford T Model Tourabout owned by John Austin, centre, and his wife Marlene (absent).

Movers, shakers: event organisers John O’Connor, left, and John Mackie, right, with the oldest car on display, a 1912 Ford T Model Tourabout owned by John Austin, centre, and his wife Marlene (absent).

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