Myrtleford Show’n’Shine on again
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.