Car show cruises along to a strong local turnout
THERE is a reason why a 1938 Graham vehicle caught the eyes of so many people at the Cruisin’ Whitsunday Car Show.
The American company that produced the rare car went out of business in 1942 and proud owner Andrew McRae said there were only three other cars like it in Australia of which he was aware.
“It’s so unique and rare, not many would have come to Australia in the first place,” he said.
Mr McRae bought the car from his uncle in New South Wales in October last year and has since done all he could to preserve his pride and joy.
The car featured at the Cars at Conway Show in November last year and on Saturday Whitsunday car enthusiasts had a second chance to admire the hidden gem.
Whitsunday Cruisin’ Car Club president Chris Coyle said there was an extensive range of up to 48 cars on display at the Airlie Beach foreshore.
People attending the nearby foreshore markets and Whitsunday SESsions event held at the sailing club had the perfect opportunity to pass by and admire the cars on display.
“This is about giving people a break and lifting the spirits (of the town),” Mr Coyle said.
“We ended up with 48 cars, over the last two years we had 65 so it’s a little down this year but it has been an awesome turnout.”
Mr Coyle thanked the Whitsunday Lions Club for their marshalling efforts and Cannonvale Auto Pro for sponsoring the event.
UNIQUE: Andrew and Wendy McRae and car club president Chris Coyle with a rare 1938 Graham.