Buxton car, bike show shines
Beach front display of some classics
THE sound of thundering motorbikes and cars rumble through the streets of Buxton last Sunday morning as keen motorists proudly displayed their pride and joys for the public to admire.
Buxton Friendship Association and community groups set the stage for a spectacular car and bike show for residents to enjoy.
The beach front event attracted enthusiast from across the region, stretching at far south as the Gold Coast.
Event organiser Jim Baron said it was a great day and he was pleased with the turn out.
“We had over 70 cars on display and countless motor bikes, over 100 at least,” he said.
“We have a great community here at Buxton and encourage locals to organise events.”
After the car show Mr Baron was heading to Hervey Bay for a well deserved rest after planning and organising the grand event.
Local community groups step out in support of the event with the Woodgate First Responders, the Rural fire service and the Childers SES setting up displays and assisting in parking.
Making an appearance in Buxton and awarding trophies to the winner was Mayor Jack Dempsey who said he enjoyed time out of the office and meeting the locals.
“Buxton is a fantastic community and events like this encourage locals to take part,” Cr Dempsey said.
He said organisers should be proud of their efforts.
The Buxton Friendship Association is a community-based group supporting and encouraging others to visit their town.
MY RIDE: 1967 Ford Mustang Coupe owner Col Dunn.
2003 Holden Sandman owner Brent Broderick.
1971 GT Ford Falcon, True Blue owner Paul Bloomfield.
1953 Holden Ute, Mortlake Blue owners Errol and Merle Van Der See.
1956 Ford Thunderbird owner Geoff Crawhall.
Hans Kreuzen with his 1950 B5A-D1.