The pace is a bit more relaxed on Sunday for the biggest auto swap meet in North Queensland, with gates open to exhibitors from 6am at the Cairns Showground.
Cairns Swap Meet organiser Neil Newcombe said up to 120 display vehicles and engines were expected for the show and 130-150 swap stalls.
There will even be a display by the Wooden Boats Association of Cairns.
Mr Newcombe said people can just turn up on the day with their vehicles but they were expecting some entrants from the NQ Burnouts in the mix. Vehicles need to be in place by 9am to be included in the judging, with the trophy presentation at 1pm. Get in early because most stalls pack up by 2pm. General admission is $3 per person and free for children under 12.
For entertainment, Johnno’s Blues Band and the Montgomery Brothers will be playing throughout the day.
Mr Newcombe said the theme of the day was fun and it was open to all interesting vehicles, from cars, bikes and trucks to stationary engines and vehicles under construction.
Swap site holders can set up on Saturday afternoon and camp overnight (fees apply).
The 2011 event was very successful with about 160 swap sites, 135 vehicles and 100 bikes on display. The event raised $10,000 for ARC Respite House in Waratah Close. This year proceeds will go to the Cairns branch of the Hear and Say Centre.
For more information go to www. cairnsswapmeet.com.au or contact Neil on 0423 712 011 or James on 0417 451 676.