The Gerringong Lions Club staged a Motor Fest over the weekend, to support the Prostate Cancer foundation Of Australia and in yet another show of community spirit, raised close to $7,000 through gate entries, sponsorship and raffles.
Crowds gathered at Michael Cronin Oval to see 230 cars and trikes – Lamborghinis, Thunderbirds, Holdens, and Mustangs – you name it they were there.
The fantastic array of cars kept interested spectators mesmerised. In a word they were magnificent, each car lovingly cared for by their owners.
Four trophies were presented on the day, all voted for by people who attended the show. Better Homes and Gardens’ Jason Hodges, himself a car enthusiast, made the presentations.
Best Exotic Car was awarded to Mark Alcock for his Rat Rod, a car that had to be seen to be believed. A complete re-build, rusty in appearance and only inches off the ground, its motor, taking almost half the length of the car, was a stand out.
Best Performance Car was awarded to a 1969 red Ford Mustang, owned by Wayne Pattison. This car was hot. The finish and under the bonnet made it stand out from its competitors and it was also for sale.
The Best Collectable, was awarded to an iridescent blue 1970 Mini Panel Van owned by Bruce Haywood. Truly, a collectors car, it was immaculate inside and out.
The Gerringong Lions Club members chose a 1955 FJ Holden as their pick, perhaps it was a reminder of years-gone-by, but never would they have owned an FJ in such wonderful order as this one.
Car owners who had travelled from all parts of the state said they enjoyed the day immensely, complementing The Lions on their organisation and the beautiful weather and said they would be back in 2019.
The Gerringong Lions were grateful to Gerringong Automotive, Shannon’s Insurance, Parts and Pieces, Auto Barn Albion Park and Turtle Car Care Products for their sponsorship.
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