Sun shines on an­other suc­cess­ful Swap Meet

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The eighth an­nual Tocumwal Win­ter Swap Meet and Show ‘n’ Shine was held on Sun­day, with ‘rev-heads’ com­ing from far and wide to at­tend the event.

Pre­sented by Mild 2 Wild Rod and Cus­tom, the pop­u­lar event show­cased more than 115 cars, as well as a se­lec­tion of motorcycles and trucks.

Held at the Tocumwal Recre­ation Re­serve, event co­or­di­na­tor Peter Ryan said it was a huge suc­cess.

‘‘A frosty start greeted the early­birds, how­ever the fine weather did shine through to make for a fan­tas­tic event.

‘‘We had about 60 swap meet sites and peo­ple came from Wal­lan to the north and Hay to the south, and we also had a num­ber of swap meet ven­dors from Mel­bourne and Bendigo,’’ he said.

The win­ners of the peo­ple’s choice prizes were War­wick Quigley with his SS 1968 Ca­maro, Barry Pig­no­let with his 1956 Dodge, Al­wyn Prid­ham with his 1956 Ford Vic­to­ria, Ste­wart El­liot with his Ford Fair­mont Ghia, and Matt An­drews with his XY Fal­con.

The win­ners in the bike cat­e­gory were Ken Phillips with his Nor­ton mo­tor­cy­cle side­car, Steve Dunn with his 2017 Har­ley David­son Deluxe and Chris Bug­den’s 2009 Big Dog Wolf.

John Laf­fen took out the truck cat­e­gory with his B 61 Mack truck.

Tocumwal Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice mem­bers also at­tended the event, while the lo­cal Ro­tary Club had the bar­be­cue flam­ing with ba­con and egg rolls.

‘‘The or­gan­is­ers were well pleased and we look for­ward to next year’s event,’’ Mr Ryan said.

‘‘We’d like to all thank those peo­ple who helped make it such a suc­cess.’’

The view from above Sun­day’s Tocumwal Win­ter Swap Meet and Show ‘n’ Shine, which shows about half of the event site.

The win­ners of this year’s Show ‘n’ Shine (from left) John Laf­fen, War­wick Quigley, Barry Pig­no­let, Al­wyn Prid­ham, Ste­wart El­liot, Matt An­drews, Chris Bug­den, Ken Phillips and Steve Dunn.

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