Beechworth cars purr at prospect
BEECHWORTH classic car enthusiasts are oiled up for Saturday’s Myrtleford Rotary Club and Myrtleford Chopped and Changed Kustom Car Club second annual Show ‘n’ Shine and Swap Meet at Myrtleford Showgrounds. Gates open at 8am after set up from 6am. Kustom Car Club co-founder Garry Cole, who attended the Beechworth primary school Shown ‘n’ Shine in March, said the club had enjoyed great support in Myrtleford and across the North East since it was formed two years ago.
He lined up at Myrtleford showground on Tuesday for a preview with fellow founders Stefan Saric and Alby Barton, member Steve Lamb and club president Will Watson, showing some of their collective range – 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. Club president Will Watson said almost 500 people attended the first Myrtleford Show ‘n’ Shine and it attracted 71 vehicle entries.
“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,” he said.
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.