Childers Auto Fest
200 custom cars line the streets
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.