Thousands of people headed to Shepparton Showgrounds to check out the cars and produce at the Rotary Motor Show and Market Day.JENNA BISHOP April 7, 2014 3:16am
Perfect weather brought out the crowds for the fourth annual Motor Show and Market Day charity fundraiser, organised by Rotary clubs of Shepparton and Shepparton South.
Chevrolets, Corvettes, Holdens and Fords of all shapes and sizes lined the Shepparton Showgrounds with local dealerships also displaying vehicles.
Kids enjoyed rides in dodgem cars and on camels while there was plenty to offer at the numerous market and food stalls.
There were also displays from community clubs, Victoria Police and Shepparton Search and Rescue.
Organising committee member Geoff Long said the show was a great, inexpensive day of fun family entertainment.
‘‘We’ve had great weather and a good crowd, with at least as many as last year coming through the gates, which was about 5000 people,’’ he said.
‘‘We’ve had a fantastic number of entrants — we’ve got at least 250 show vehicles and a record number of motorbikes on display.’’
Mr Long said all funds raised from the event would be donated to local charities.
Last year, more than $20
GV Iron Bumpers car club president Craig Bartlett said the club had 21 cars on display, including a unique 1970s VW Beetle stretch limousine.
‘‘We try and do all the local shows — Numurkah, Euroa. It’s a family atmosphere, we have a barbecue,’’ Mr Bartlett said.
‘‘It’s people getting together to have a good time and talk cars.’’
Mick Breheny, a member of the 49-59 Customline Club of Victoria, brought his 1957 Customline to display at the show.
The Melbourne-based club had 11 cars on display, including a trailer made from the front and rear ends of a Ford, with functioning bonnet and boot storage areas.
‘‘We go to shows across Australia — Melbourne, Sydney, up the east coast of Australia. Anything we can drive to, we go to,’’ Mr Breheny said.
Street Rider Night Bus signs have been placed in Shepparton’s central business district to encourage people to use the service that has been cruising along for more than five years.
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Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society hosted an afternoon tea to recognise long-standing members Barrie and Flora Griffin and John and Margaret Harley.
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