Car event set to re­turn to Wa­roona

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS | REPORTER -

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 ter.syl-eclv@in­ter­ or ring 9536 0998.

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