Action fuels Classic crowd enthusiasm
Families and car-lovers turned out in their thousands for the Albany Classic at the weekend to soak up some high-octane entertainment.
About 150 vintage cars arrived in town for the 83rd edition of the Classic on June 2 and 3, and crowds were treated to full sunshine and temperatures peaking at 22C.
The weekend of perfect weather began with the Saturday hill climb, in which drivers tested themselves up Mt Clarence ahead of the Round the Houses on Sunday.
For the street circuit race, about 12,000 people turned out to watch men, women and their machines charge around a hastily puttogether track through the centre of town.
Cars roared over some sections of track at more than 150km/h up the tight streets, inching by concrete barriers and past spectatorlined corners, doing their best to shake the ground and rattle eardrums.
For those not so enthusiastic about cars, there were games, displays, markets and food trucks set up around town to keep attendees seeking a break from the racing entertained.
Jayden Hankinson, 5, Aiden Sice, 7, and Leroy McMillan, 6.
Michael Holmes in his 1963 Ford Cortina Mk1 GT.
Tyler, Shane and Taj Vanzetti.
The crowd enjoys the action.
Terry Massara in his 1976 Holden Torana.
Eddie Melle’s 1970 Bolwell Mk 7.