Childers Auto Fest

200 cus­tom cars line the streets

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - Jodie Dixon Jodie.Dixon@isistc­ This is only our sec­ond event and it’s be­com­ing very pop­u­lar — Denise David­son

THE streets of Childers were alive on Sun­day morn­ing with cus­tom cars and col­lectable ve­hi­cles.

Event organisers Denise and Er­rol David­son of the Childers Col­lectable Ve­hi­cles As­so­ci­a­tion said it was the sec­ond event or­gan­ised and it was a great suc­cess.

“We had over 150 cars on dis­play with 57 en­ter­ing the car show,” Mrs David­son said.

“It was a fan­tas­tic day, thanks to all who took part.”

Car en­thu­si­asts from Yep­poon, War­wick, Toowoomba, the Gold Coast and Ip­swich took over the streets of Childers to showcase their pride and joy.

The win­ner of Best in Com­pe­ti­tion was Childers res­i­dent Nev Bates from the Av­o­cado Inn.

His 1965 Mini Cooper S has clocked up the kilo­me­tres tak­ing part in three Targa Tas­ma­nia ral­lies.

Mr Bates said it was a great sur­prise to win the tro­phy at the car show.

High­way traf­fic was re­duced to snail’s pace as mo­torists hung out car win­dows to take photos of all the cars lin­ing the streets.

Cus­tom cars lined Cres­cent St and the ser­vice road on Churchill St while car club mem­bers had the op­por­tu­nity to min­gle with other en­thu­si­asts from around the state.

Mrs David­son said the weather was per­fect for the event and there was no bet­ter lo­ca­tion then Childers.

“We plan on mak­ing this an an­nual event and we thank ev­ery­one for tak­ing part,” she said.

“This is only our sec­ond event and it’s be­com­ing very pop­u­lar amongst the clubs.

“Next year will be big­ger and bet­ter as more and more clubs get in­volved,”

Res­i­dents of Childers are sup­port­ive of events held in the small town and Childers Col­lectable Ve­hi­cle As­so­ci­a­tion is keen for the an­nual event to grow.

Mrs David­son said Shan­non’s has been the ma­jor spon­sor of the event for the past two years and she hoped the spon­sor­ship con­tin­ues.

The Childers Col­lectable Ve­hi­cles As­so­ci­a­tion holds reg­u­lar out­ings and ev­ery­one gets a say in their des­ti­na­tion.

Some mem­bers of the as­so­ci­a­tion may not have the wheels yet but be­long to the club for the friend­ship.

Also show­cas­ing their ma­chines was the Con­sol­i­dated Bik­ers, who lined the streets with Har­ley David­sons.

Organisers of the event thanked all the at­tend­ing car clubs for their co­op­er­a­tion and for mak­ing the trip to Childers.

Mrs David­son said next year’s event will be big­ger.


CAR SHOW: Nev Bates’ 1965 Mini Cooper S was named the show’s best com­peti­tor.

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