PURRING MO­TOR­ING NOS­TAL­GIA SET FOR SHOW

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MYRTLE­FORD Ro­tary Club and Myrtle­ford Chopped and Changed Kus­tom Car Club on Satur­day host the com­mu­nity’s sec­ond an­nual Show ‘n’ Shine and Swap Meet at Myrtle­ford Show­grounds. Kus­tom Car Club co-founders Garry Cole (front), Ste­fan Saric and Alby Bar­ton, mem­ber Steve Lamb and club pres­i­dent Will Wat­son (not pic­tured) brought some of their col­lec­tive range out for a pre­view on Tues­day – in­clud­ing a 1964 XM Ford Fal­con, 1975 Daim­ler, Holden HR util­ity, 1957 Chevro­let pick-up and 1966 Valiant. Alby thinks Her Late Majesty the Queen Mother would have en­joyed a ride in his Daim­ler if ever she had vis­ited Myrtle­ford. “It would have been the right car,” he said.

MYRTLE­FORD Ro­tary Club and Myrtle­ford Chopped and Changed Kus­tom Car Club are oiled up to host the com­mu­nity’s sec­ond an­nual Show ‘n’ Shine and Swap Meet at Myrtle­ford Show­grounds on Satur­day.

Gates open at 8am af­ter set up from 6am.

Kus­tom Car Club co-founder Garry Cole said the club had en­joyed great sup­port in Myrtle­ford since it was formed two years ago with the help of Alby and Sean Bar­ton, Ste­fan Saric and Will Wat­son.

“We had al­most 500 peo­ple through the gate last year at the first Show ‘n’ Shine and 71 ve­hi­cle en­tries,” said Mr Wat­son, the club pres­i­dent.

“It’ll be a great day on Satur­day with a 1950s-60s dress-up theme com­pe­ti­tion, live mu­sic and a fash­ion pa­rade, and the cars, trucks and rods, of course.”

Myrtle­ford Speed­way will also stage a dis­play.

All cars, tricks, hot rods and rat rods are wel­come for a $10 en­try fee.

There will be a com­pe­ti­tions and prizes.

The en­try fee for adults is $5 and chil­dren un­der 12 can at­tend the shine for free.

All pro­ceeds from the ‘Shine’ go back into the com­mu­nity form the non-profit Kus­tom Car Club.

PHOTO: Jamie Kronborg

TOP PICK: Fa­ther-and-son team Joe and Brian Barnik en­tered the Show ‘n’ Shine 2016 peo­ple’s choice win­ner with their old am­bu­lance.

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