Ac­tion fu­els Clas­sic crowd en­thu­si­asm

Albany Extra - - NEWS - Toby Hussey

Fam­i­lies and car-lovers turned out in their thou­sands for the Al­bany Clas­sic at the week­end to soak up some high-oc­tane en­ter­tain­ment.

About 150 vin­tage cars ar­rived in town for the 83rd edi­tion of the Clas­sic on June 2 and 3, and crowds were treated to full sun­shine and tem­per­a­tures peak­ing at 22C.

The week­end of per­fect weather be­gan with the Satur­day hill climb, in which driv­ers tested them­selves up Mt Clarence ahead of the Round the Houses on Sun­day.

For the street cir­cuit race, about 12,000 peo­ple turned out to watch men, women and their ma­chines charge around a hastily put­to­gether track through the cen­tre of town.

Cars roared over some sec­tions of track at more than 150km/h up the tight streets, inch­ing by con­crete bar­ri­ers and past spec­ta­tor­lined cor­ners, do­ing their best to shake the ground and rat­tle eardrums.

For those not so en­thu­si­as­tic about cars, there were games, dis­plays, mar­kets and food trucks set up around town to keep at­ten­dees seek­ing a break from the rac­ing en­ter­tained.

Blake Wat­son

Jay­den Hank­in­son, 5, Ai­den Sice, 7, and Leroy McMil­lan, 6.

Michael Holmes in his 1963 Ford Cortina Mk1 GT.

Chris Mack­in­tosh

Barry Mack­in­tosh

Tyler, Shane and Taj Vanzetti.

The crowd en­joys the ac­tion.

Terry Mas­sara in his 1976 Holden To­rana.

Ed­die Melle’s 1970 Bol­well Mk 7.

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