Hotrods rumble into Halls Gap
While some might regard the number 13 as unlucky, Horsham’s Old Skool Hotrod and Custom Club has promised its 13th annual hotrod run in Halls Gap will bring good luck to people who attend.
Halls Gap will welcome more than 120 hotrods and custom cars, along with hundreds of hotrod enthusiasts, who will make their annual pilgrimage to the tourist town this weekend.
The Old Skool Hotrod and Custom Club organises the Halls Gap rod run, which will once again feature a wide variety of ‘hotted up’ and modified pre-1966 vehicles.
The run kicks off on Friday night and continues through Saturday and Sunday.
The event will focus on entrants and spectators celebrating cars and a lifestyle from a bygone era.
Visitors to Halls Gap will see a variety of hotrod and custom vehicles originally built from 1920 to 1965 and modified to meet modern safety and performance standards.
Entrants will start arriving from across Victoria and interstate on Friday, where they will enjoy ‘diner-style’ burgers while catching up with fellow hotrodders and friends.
Saturday activities will start with hotrod cruises to Stawell and locations nearby, followed by a visit to the Halls Gap Hotel for a sit-down lunch, which will also include an impromptu car show.
Afternoon activities will consist of cruising, shopping and visiting attractions in and around Halls Gap and evening entertainment for entrants.
After breakfast on Sunday, car owners and drivers will assemble their vehicles at the northern end of Halls Gap Caravan Park for a show and shine display from 10am to 1.30pm.
Spectator entry will be via gold coin.
Club president Alan Harmer urged people to make the most of the occasion.
“Why not take the family to visit Halls Gap, check out the sights and get up close to the hotrods and custom lifestyle?” he said.