Car event set to return to Waroona
AFTER a four-year hiatus, the original organisers of the British Auto Classic want to bring it back to Waroona and are looking to hear from the community.
Event Assist chairman Terry Cockerham said from 2006 to 2013 the event and its sister show the All Australian Car Day, brought thousands of people to Waroona to admire the classic vehicles from collectors across WA.
“We were running the two shows a year, six months apart,” he said.
“Now we’re going to bring it back to its former glory as an iconic event in the region.”
Mr Cockerham said he had received a lot of requests from car clubs and enthusiasts to bring back the event. It would be run the same as it was with a big display of classic British vehicles, public interest displays, a craft and produce market, an international food court and family entertainment.
Mr Cockerham said he was hoping to bring the event back to its original date at the end of October with the first show next year.
“It always takes time to get grants and things organised so we’ll give ourselves a year,” he said.
Mr Cockerham said he was looking for expressions of interest, as in the past, from community groups and businesses, who would like to be involved in sup- porting or promoting the event.
“I think it’s done so much for the Peel region in the past by boosting the local economy,” he said.
Waroona shire president Noel Dew said while the council had yet to be approached, he would certainly be supportive of bringing the event back.
“Obviously we would be quite supportive of that if they come to us,” he said.
“It indicates that Waroona is well-placed to enjoy these events.”
For more information or to express an interest in supporting the event, contact Mr Cockerham by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 9536 0998.