Kus­toms And Kul­ture on show

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the line-ups of rods, Kustom cars and clas­sics, with the sunny con­di­tions mak­ing for great photo op­por­tu­ni­ties, es­pe­cially as many of the proud own­ers had also dressed up for the oc­ca­sion. There was plenty of Amer­i­can metal on show – Fords, Chevys (lots of ’em), Buicks and Pon­ti­acs – but home­grown ma­chin­ery was well rep­re­sented with lo­cally­built Chryslers and Fords plus a good se­lec­tion of clas­sic Hold­ens, in­clud­ing a num­ber of very well turned-out FJs, hot-rod­ded and ‘straight’. The equally leg­endary EH was also fly­ing the flag in both wagon and sedan bod­ies. Sad to think that quite soon there will be no such thing as an Aus­tralian­made car, even one wear­ing a Toy­ota badge!

No­table among all the shiny metal was a wellused Mark II Ford Cortina com­plete with pe­riod esky and pic­nic ham­per strapped to the roof… and furry dice hang­ing from the rear view mir­ror. Fur­ther up the line, there’s an­other ex­am­ple of how the car pro­vided ac­cess to a more com­fort­able life­style – an im­mac­u­late Chevro­let Bel-Air sport­ing a fast food tray clipped to the front win­dow and com­plete with replica ham­burger, hot­dog, fries and coke. For­tu­nately, the ice-cream sun­dae was also plas­tic be­cause, with the tem­per­a­ture hov­er­ing in the high 30s, the real thing wouldn’t have lasted more than a minute or two.

For some re­stor­ers, au­then­tic­ity is the key – even down to in-car record play­ers – for oth­ers it’s about mak­ing a state­ment with elab­o­rate colour schemes, fully ex­posed gleam­ing en­gines, chopped rooflines and beau­ti­fully trimmed in­te­ri­ors. Re­gard­less, the Lady Luck Fes­ti­val cars put on a great show… and many of them re­ally shine. Next year’s Lady Luck Fes­ti­val will be held on 16 and 17 Jan­uary 2015 in Ka­toomba, NSW. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.la­dy­luck­fes­ti­val. com.au

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