Chevys to hit twin towns

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A CHEVRO­LET Con­ven­tion is re­turn­ing to Echuca this week­end, with more than 150 clas­sic car lovers ex­pected to roll into town.

The 567 (55-56-57) Chev Club of Vic­to­ria is host­ing its 12th an­nual event from Friday to Sun­day and or­gan­iser Tony Anas­ta­sio said he ex­pected an­other strong turnout.

‘‘It’s open to all Chevs; all makes of cars,’’ he said.

‘‘Last time we had about 150 en­trants.

‘‘We get a lot from in­ter­state, par­tic­u­larly South Aus­tralia and NSW.

‘‘For us, Echuca is the per­fect place for it. Coun­cil re­ally looked after us last time and ev­ery­one was will­ing to help us out.’’

The con­ven­tion is held ev­ery two years and is back in Echuca-Moama after vis­it­ing the twin towns in 2015.

‘‘We gen­er­ally choose dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions,’’ Tony said.

‘‘We’ve been to Bal­larat, Wan­garatta and Bendigo but the last time we were in Echuca we were re­ceived so well and had such a great time, we planned on com­ing back.’’

The event will kick off on Friday with regis­tra­tions and a sausage siz­zle at Vic­to­ria Park.

Satur­day will fea­ture a poker run around Echuca, be­fore a cruise along the Mur­ray River to Mor­ri­son’s Win­ery, and then a din­ner dance at Moama RSL Club.

The main event is the show ‘n’ shine on Sun­day, be­tween 9am and 2pm, at Aquatic Re­serve.

It will fea­ture bands, awards and a ma­jor raf­fle.

Tony said or­gan­is­ers had re­ceived a good re­sponse and as well as the 150 car en­trants, Sun­day’s show ‘n’ shine was ex­pected to bring in more than 250 cars.

The con­ven­tion comes at the end of the Buick Car Club of Vic­to­ria’s 50th an­niver­sary event in Echuca, with ve­hi­cles from that event ex­pected to stay on for the Chevro­let show.

‘‘It’s a bit of fun and we try to make it fam­ily-ori­ented,’’ Tony said. ■ For in­for­ma­tion, phone Tony on 0419 506 200 or Greg on 0408 454 082 or go to 567chev­club.org.au or 567 Chev Club Vic on Facebook.

CLAS­SIC: Or­gan­iser Tony Anas­ta­sio's 1955 Chevro­let Bel Air Con­vert­ible is just one of the 150 Chev's ex­pected on the week­end.

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