Shepparton Custom Bike, Car and Tattoo Show has again proved a hit with ink and vehicle fans, with visitors coming from as far as Leicestershire, England to attend the event.ASHLEIGH WILLIAMSON January 14, 2013 4:50am
Donna McPhee and Linda Ewert of Numurkah do a Thelma and Louise impersonation in Linda's 1966 Ford Thunderbird.
Gone are the days of the basic ship and anchor tattoo.
The Shepparton Custom Bike, Car and Tattoo Show again proved modern body ink is genuine art.
Show publicity co-ordinator Craig Veysey said people from as far as Leicestershire in England and Tasmania attended the event on Saturday.
Mr Veysey said the show had about 12 tattoo event categories.
‘‘Everything from best back, best arm, best leg, best oriental,’’ he said.
‘‘With young people these days, every second person has a bit of drilling on them.’’
Mr Veysey said tattoos were judged on criteria such as colour, creativity, design, detail, originality and theme.
‘‘It’s a lot different than the old anchor and sailing ship on the side .
‘‘A lot of tattooists these days are actually artists in their own right.’’
The show has run for more than 20 years and Mr Veysey said more flash cars and motorcycles than usual filled the Overlander Hotel.
Pale Rider, Bone Dry, Mick Coates and The Allnighters and the Angels tribute show, Darkroom, offered musical entertainment.
‘‘We’re always refining the show and getting bigger and better (musical) acts,’’ Mr Veysey said.
Money raised from the event will go to the McAuley Champagnat Programme, a Notre Dame College initiative that started in 2006 to engage and retain students who struggled to fit into normal schooling.
A single-storey weatherboard house in Doyles Rd, Shepparton was gutted by fire on Saturday.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
Success at the regional schools soccer competition has earned the Echuca Primary School (208) girls side a spot at state games on Wednesday.
Julie Sands and Sheridan Clark have been kept busy, visiting Rochester recently yo dispense free coats to residents.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram school students take their books to the streets, dressing up for Community Reading Day.
Public interest to determine Deniliquin Town Hall refurbishment.
Customer service will remain a strategic focus for incoming Goulburn-Murray Water chairperson Sarah Scales.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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