BLACK Beach will be revving with excitement this Sunday, with the Romans Hot Rod Association showing off its prized cars.
The association's 90 cars will stay in Kiama and tour around the area for most of the weekend as part of the Kiama Hot Rod Run before visiting Black Beach on Sunday from 8.30am for a Show and Shine where almost 200 cars dating back to the 1920s are expected.
The event is also a fund-raiser for the Bendigo Bank Aerial Patrol. Entry fees for Sunday's show-and-shine event will go directly to the patrol.
Aerial patrol general manager Harry Mitchell said it was hoped $10,000 would be raised over the weekend from registrations and donations.
Romans Hot Rod Association president John Dickie said the association had arranged the run as one of the members was from Kiama and had encouraged the association to make the trip.
"Think of 90 hot rods buzzing through town, it'll be an amazing sight," he said. "Just being able to cruise around in cars that have really got style and class is just a great feeling."
Even though many of the cars now sport V8 engines, cruise control and air-conditioning, Mr Dickie said they retained their smooth, flowing style and historical ties.
"Everywhere you go, someone says, 'My grandfather used to have one just like that'," he said.
Trade stalls will sell T-shirts and model cars at the event, while the Kiama Lions Club will provide a barbecue.
Entry to the Show and Shine is a gold coin donation, with proceeds going to the Bendigo Bank Aerial Patrol.
■ The display coincides with the first monthly "Music in the Park" event at Hindmarsh Park from 12-4pm, with Alison Johnston, Young Talent Time's Sean Emmett, Purple Daze, Stewart Alexander and The Hard Road, and Straight No Chaser taking to the stage.
There will also be rides, face painting and a farmyard nursery at the park.
Performers interested in participating in the October 3 and November 6 concerts should contact Charlie D'Amico at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0421 901 833.