Classic car show call to converted
Petrolheads across the region will be polishing chrome and turning wrenches, in preparation for the upcoming Shannon Spectacular Car Show.
The annual show, on February 22 at the Shannon Domain, attracts hundreds of vehicles and thousands of spectators.
Janette Campbell, secretary of the Shannon Progressive Association that organises the event, says the day has been held for about seven years, as a community fundraiser.
‘‘People can just come along and see cars that are there. But ideally they bring their own special car or vehicle or bike and have it on display, and that is free.
‘‘ We welcome any kind of vehicle and that’s what makes it so interesting, because there’s always such a wide and diverse range of cars.’’
Levin’s Smith Autos owner operators Andy and Selena Smith are among those planning to be there.
‘‘You get all sorts of people and projects that they are working on, and catch up with friends involved with the car scene,’’ Andy said.
The couple plan to show their fully self-restored Chevrolets, a ‘67 El Camino and ‘69 Chevelle.
The show opens at 10am.