Shiny bikes and cars set to thrill

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

More than 200 vin­tage bikes and cars are ex­pected to be dis­played at this year’s Car Show and Shine.

The Corowa District Car Club is ex­cited for this year’s event which will again be lo­cated at the Corowa RSL carpark.

The Show will be held on Sun­day, Septem­ber 9 from 9am to 2pm with a packed crowd yet again ex­pected to en­joy a day of fam­ily fun that in­cludes face paint­ing, jump­ing cas­tles, food stalls and raf­fle prizes.

But the big­gest attraction of all is the hun­dreds of both mod­ern and an­tique ve­hi­cles that are sure to arouse any car and bike en­thu­si­ast.

Corowa Car Club Pres­i­dent Brad Moore is invit­ing ev­ery­one to take part in the day.

“Ev­ery­one come and tour the cars, see some vin­tage nov­elty that you’ve prob­a­bly never seen be­fore. There’ll be some­thing there for ev­ery­body,” he told The Free Press.

“There will of course be other at­trac­tions than the cars and bikes, which will be amaz­ing. Peo­ple will be trav­el­ling far and wide and cars will be com­ing from all dif­fer­ent clubs around the re­gion. It will be good to see the amount of dif­fer­ent cars and spec­ta­tors at­tend the show.”

Mr Moore said he ex­pects 200-300 cars of dif­fer­ent sizes and shapes to be on show, as well as stylish motorcycles.

Static dis­play cars and mo­tors of all ages from Max’s Mo­tor Museum in Corowa will also be on dis­play at the Car Show and Shine, de­pend­ing on how many of them they can get up and run­ning.

They have vin­tage cars to mod­ern cars, as well as oil en­gines and free stand­ing V-12 Mo­tors. The Museum’s pri­vate col­lec­tion is an­other must-see bril­liant dis­play that also com­prises ve­hi­cles be­long­ing to lo­cal en­thu­si­asts who house their cars at the museum.

All pro­ceeds from the mo­tor museum go to main­tain­ing the build­ing and lo­cal char­i­ties, up­hold­ing the com­mu­nity spirit left be­hind by the late Max Ma­clean – who was al­ways com­mu­nity-minded. In 2002 he was named the Cit­i­zen of the Year for his out­stand­ing com­mu­nity com­mit­ments.

Max had a won­der­ful pas­sion for cars – Max’s Mo­tor Museum is the per­fect spot to see and ap­pre­ci­ate how much he loved his cars and mo­tors.

Peo­ple are wel­comed and en­cour­aged to bring their own vin­tage cars along on the day. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Corowa and District Car Club Pres­i­dent Brad Moore via email here: bp_­moore@big­pond.net.au.

Known as Squizzy, this car was pur­chased by a doc­tor in Mel­bourne and was stolen in the 1920s. Later found in Vi­o­let Town, Squizzy was re­stored by Colin An­der­son in 1961. The paint was brushed on with 16 coats and sanded between coats.

Of­ten car­ry­ing 45-48 bags of wheat dur­ing its time as a farm truck, Max Ma­clean pur­chased this car and re­stored it in 2000.

Pic­tured is the en­gine of a Rolls Royce Me­teor, which was a Bri­tish tank en­gine de­vel­oped from the Rolls Royce Mer­lin aero-en­gine. The Mer­lin was a 12 cylin­der, 27 litre, liq­uid cooled pis­ton air­craft built dur­ing WWII.

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