Sun shines on cars


Sun shines on cars

THE heat may have kept a few cars away, but the Rotary Club of Leongatha Show ‘n’ Shine and Swap Meet on Sunday was still a great event.

Organiser John O’Connor said the event was successful despite the hot day.

“We have managed to be up in our gross takings. Because of the heat, our car entries on to the oval weren’t quite as good as last year with around 230 vehicles, but our public support was up a nice amount,” he said.

“We don’t actually run the show so I can’t tell how many people attended, but takings were up. It was one hell of a successful day.”

The event grossed $21,000 this year, which equates to Rotary’s best takings from the event so far.

Mr O’Connor said participants were complimentary of the Leongatha event.

“When doing the presentations, the thing said to me over and over was ‘I love coming to this event. It’s very well organised and well judged’,” he said.

“That is very important because the owners put time and effort into presenting their vehicle and they appreciate that considerable effort goes into accurate judging.”

Mr O’Connor said food vendors were pleased with their results and all booked to come back next year.

“The swap meet was probably around about the same as last year and we were really pleased with the market for our first go at it,” he said.

This year the event included a produce and craft market, which saw 34 stalls selling wares.

Rotarian Mary Dortmans said the market created a lovely social environment.

“They have all said they would come back again. We will refine it again for next year, but for our first one it was a good success,” she said.

“Thank you to all the stallholders for coming despite the hot weather.”

Results: Edney’s motorcycle of the show: B. Blackall, Honda CB750; HPC best hot rod, Rob Stone, Ford; Marriotts Power Equipment best street machine, Peter Mayo, Mustang; Leongatha Garden Supplies best custom, Dennis Jones, Pink Custom.

Lund Auto Electrical best Aussie vehicle, Clive Edwards, EH Holden; Worthy Auto best original restored car, Rob Braz, Valiant; best original restored motorcycle, John Moore, Suzuki; Meguiars best paint job, David and Sue Ikin, Chevrolet ute.

Meguiars best engine bay, Gary Everitt, GT Falcon; Southern Cranes best spec international vehicle, Norm Fox, Bedford ute; Evans Petroleum best veteran vehicle, John and Marlene Auston, T Model Ford; Evans Petroleum best vintage vehicle, David John, Fiat; Spencers HBB best truck pre-1975, John Ferguson, International; Gipps Truck Mechanics best truck post 1975, Josh Fiddelears, Kenworth; best caravan or motorhome, Don Bruce; tractor of the show, Chris Bolton, red Kubota.

Best imported vehicle post 1975, Mat Wilson, Toyota Celica; HPC exhibitors’ choice, Gary Everitt, Falcon; Shannons Insurance entry of the show, Peter Mayo, Mustang.

On fire: Toora’s Ray Argento had his 1929 Dodge Brothers Fire Engine at the Rotary Club of Leongatha Show ‘n’ Shine and Swap Meet on Sunday.

On fire: Toora’s Ray Argento had his 1929 Dodge Brothers Fire Engine at the Rotary Club of Leongatha Show ‘n’ Shine and Swap Meet on Sunday.

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