Coupe takes out best of show

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Ladies win­ner: Jodie Samp­son

with her LX To­rana Hatch.

A1932 Ford coupe owned by Colin McGa­han scooped the awards at last week­end’s Cairns Show Auto Spec­tac­u­lar. The coupe was judged car of the show, the best in­di­vid­ual dis­play, best hot rod, best cus­tom in­te­rior, best un­der­car­riage and elite judg­ing.

The win­ners: Street ma­chines

Ford: Dave Sch­macher (1973 Landau Ford). GM: Robert Hall ( 1976 Pon­tiac Trans-am), Holden: Geoff Lynch (LX To­rana), Ja­panese im­port: Simon Hub­bard ( 1994 Nis­san Sky­line R33), Aussie mus­cle: Bryan Ire­land (Holden A9X To­rana), Amer­i­can mus­cle: Keith and Lyn Free­man (1966 Pon­tiac GTO), Euro­pean im­port: Belinda Edger­ton (1971 Club­man Mini), Valiant: Will and Johnellen Lu­cas (1973 Valiant E55 Charger).

Beaut utes

Street ute: Rob Rig­gall (1972 HQ Holden ute), 4X4 ute: Reg Pell (1975 HJ Holden 1 Ton­ner), work/ trade ute: Ray­mond Dan (1981 Dat­sun 1200 ute), best over­all ute: Reg Pell (1954 FJ Holden Ute).

Spe­cial cat­e­gories

Orig­i­nal in­te­rior: Tracey Thomp­son (1973 Holden Monaro), cus­tom in­te­rior: Colin McGa­han (1932 Ford Coupe), ladies en­trant: Jodie Samp­son (1976 Holden To­rana), sedan: Peter Croatto (1997 HSV VT GTS), coupe’/hatch: Geoff Lynch (LX To­rana), orig­i­nal un­re­stored pre-1980: Vanessa Nur­then (1967 HR Holden), orig­i­nal re­stored and un­mod­i­fied pre-1980: Tracey Thomp­son (1973 Monaro), body kit: Melanie Bo­den ( 2004 VRX Lancer), con­vert­ible: Peter Miller (2006 Chrysler Cross Fire), un­der­car­riage: Colin McGa­han (1932 Ford Coupe), en­gine bay and driv­e­line: Geoff Lynch ( LX To­rana), un­fin­ished project: Tanya Pas­coe (1991 Toy­ota Corolla), clas­sic/vin­tage post-1950: Quin La­ti­more (1973 Volk­swa­gen Beetle), com­pe­ti­tion/drag­ster: Ja­son Tankes with Casper, daily driver: Neville and Lynne Per­ci­val (1976 Toy­ota sedan), panel van/sta­tion wagon: Brett Scot­ney (1967 hearse).


Cus­tom bike: Wayne Miller (Cus­tom Har­ley), Amer­i­can: Dar­rell Ste­wart (1996 Soft­tail Har­leyDavid­son), Ja­panese: Nathan Key (2007 Suzuki M109R), bike of show: Wayne Miller (Cus­tom Har­ley).

Hot rods

Hot rod bucket/pick up: Des Rack­ley (1928 A Ford), hot rod coupe: Colin McGa­han (1932 Ford Coupe), hot rod Tudor: Anja Stephensen (1933 Dodge). Elite judg­ing: Colin McGa­han (1932 Ford Coupe)

Graph­ics awards

De­tail­ing: Mo­bile Cof­fee, cus­tom graph­ics/ef­fects paint: Gra­ham Ni­c­holes (Com­modore).


4X4 ba­sic: Robert Cali, 4X4 cus­tom built-up: Wayne Brooks, 4X4 com­pe­ti­tion: Sam Keate, 4X4 best of show: Leon Kyle.

Cairns Show As­so­ci­a­tion awards

Best pre­sented car club dis­play: All Ford Club FNQ, Best in­di­vid­ual dis­play: Colin McGa­han (1932 Ford Coupe), Car of the show: Colin McGa­han (1932 Ford Coupe).

En­cour­age­ment awards

En­cour­age­ment awards went to: Baldy (1978 HZ Holden), Daniel Serra ( Ford XY), Nick Wright ( Ford XD), Kris­ten Lit­tle ( Fair­lane), Geoff Young (1967 Mus­tang coupe), Terry Masters (1987 VL Com­modore), An­drew Ci­fuentes ( 1986 VL Brock Com­modore), Toby White (1966 HR Holden), Christo­pher Dower (1979 Holden VB), Lau­ren May ( 1974 Toy­ota Cel­ica).

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