Cars keep on rolling
IT WAS a sea of shining chrome and adoring faces at Conway Beach Tourist Park on Saturday, with the return of Cars at Conway.
Park owner manager Debbie Brown said around 1000 people came down to have a look at the 129 street machines on display.
“Some (cars) came from Rockhampton, there were lots from Mackay and Bowen, as well as Ayr and Charters Towers,” she said.
All up, the event raised $3500 for Proserpine Hospital.
“Which was a combination of the entrance fees, a donation from ourselves, a donation from Shannon’s Insurance and donations from the esky races,” Mrs Brown said.
“The hospital we feel is a worthy community cause, who are always extremely pleased to receive our donations.”
Getting down to the winners and grinners, the Competitors Choice Award went to Rockhampton’s Brian Livingston for his 1943 Chevrolet Coupe.
Meanwhile, the Peoples’ Choice Award was taken out by Dave Sammut of Mackay, showing off his red and chrome 1957 Chevrolet.
Mrs Brown said the seventh instalment of the show had been the best yet.
“(Car exhibitors) said to the people on the gate that it was the best car show they’ve ever been to,” she said.
“Numbers tend to go up by 10 per cent each year.”
The event is designed to give car owners a chance to show off their pride and joy, and car lovers to pine after the many cars on display.
“It’s for people that have an appreciation of cars and the work that goes into restoring a car,” Mrs Brown said.
“The atmosphere was amazing because there’s a lot of money involved in most of these cars and people are just in awe of them.”
And what was Mrs Brown’s favourite?
“There were plenty. I’m not actually a car buff, I’m a car buff’s wife,” she laughed.
BOYS’ TOYS: Mark Johnson, of Woodwark, with his 1968 Mustang Bullet.