Myrtle­ford Show’n’Shine on again

Alpine Observer - - News -

BY TATE SPI­TERI

THE third an­nual Show ’n’ Shine and Swap Meet will be held at the Myrtle­ford Show­grounds this Satur­day.

Back with a 50s and 60s theme the event will fea­ture clas­sic and cus­tom cars, food stalls and live mu­sic by Miss Kitty and the Mem­phis Trio.

Shows and demon­stra­tions by the Myrtle­ford Speed­way Club will run through­out the day with the event of­fi­cially start­ing at 8am.

All show cars, trucks, hot rods and rat roads are wel­come with a $10 en­try fee at the gate.

Chopped and Changed Kus­tom Car Club will host the event with the Myrtle­ford Rotary Club and mo­tor­ing mem­o­ra­bilia, mer­chan­dise and car spares will all also all be avail­able for pur­chase.

Or­gan­iser Richard Dean from the Myrtle­ford Rotary Club said a strong crowd was again ex­pected to turn out for the event.

“A few peo­ple have rung up through a lot of word of mouth stuff but a lot of peo­ple make their mind up when they know the weather,” he said.

“We have 50 or 60 sites and we should def­i­nitely fill at least half of those, I’ve just told them to be there at 6.30am when the gates open.”

Mr Dean said one of the ad­van­ta­geous of host­ing the event at the Myrtle­ford Show­grounds was that peo­ple could camp out on the Fri­day night.

“They come from ev­ery­where, all around Vic­to­ria and some from New South Wales,” he said.

“The car clubs are all ad­ver­tis­ing in their var­i­ous mag­a­zines and there’s a list of swap meets all around the coun­try that some of these pro­fes­sional stall hold­ers just go around too.”

Mr Dean said a num­ber of the or­gan­is­ers handed out fly­ers for the event at a re­cent meet in Shep­par­ton.

“Plenty of peo­ple said they would be com­ing along,” he said.

“It’s a great way to pro­mote the town, we hope it’s go­ing to keep grow­ing, every­one says once you get in and be­come known peo­ple just keep­ing com­ing.

“All the car clubs get no­ti­fied about these show ‘n’ shines and they might bring 20 peo­ple each, then there’s all your sin­gles or smaller groups.”

A sim­i­lar event is be­ing held in Euroa on Sun­day with Mr Dean say­ing it would raise the pos­si­bil­ity for peo­ple to “make a week­end of it” and at­tend both.

“What we re­ally want now is good weather,” he added.

AN­NUAL EVENT: A col­lec­tion of rods, clas­sic cars and cus­toms will all be on dis­play at this week­end’s Show ’n’ Shine and Swap Meet in Myrtle­ford.

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