Chrome and clas­sics draw crowd’s at­ten­tion

Chinchilla News - - LIFE -

AT THE ten­der age of 17, Brett Ken­drick found him­self be­hind the wheel of his first car - a HQ Monaro GTS – and he was hooked.

“It’s just that era – those ear­lier 70s model cars,” Mr Ken­drick said.

On Sun­day, Mr Ken­drick’s 1972 HQ GTS Monaro Coupe took out grand cham­pion ve­hi­cle at the Miles Show and Shine, along with tro­phies for the best paint job, best mod­i­fied ve­hi­cle and run­ner-up 1970-79 ve­hi­cle.

First see­ing an ad for this Monaro on­line, Mr Ken­drick took a truck down to Mel­bourne to col­lect it.

He’s put count­less hours into restor­ing the guts of the ma­chine – re-wiring it and tweak­ing the me­chan­ics – and it drives beau­ti­fully, he said.

At the ute muster, Kim Hill took out grand cham­pion four wheel drive ute.

The Dog­wood Mo­tor and Auto Group’s Show and Shine had 41 ve­hi­cles en­tered, while the Ute Muster had eight.

Show and Shine or­gan­iser Nathan Urch said it was good to see num­bers in­creas­ing year on year.


MUSTER HAVE: Show and Shine grand cham­pion Brett Ken­drick with his 1972 HQ GTS Monaro Coupe at the Dog­wood Mo­tor and Auto Group’s Show and Shine and Grand Ute Muster on Sun­day.

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