Ian and Maree Nicholas will be showing two 1929 Oaklands at this year’s event. The car in the foreground was awarded the best vintage vehicle at one of the earlier events and the car in the middle was judged as the best vintage vehicle last year.
PREVIOUS winners will be back at this Sunday’s Rotary Show ‘n’ Shine, Swap Meet and Market at the Leongatha Velodrome.
Ian and Maree Nicholas show two of their beautiful 1929 Oaklands, both previous winners at the event.
The Oaklands were imported from America as a motor and chassis, and all the bodies were built in Adelaide by Holden.
General Motors ceased production of the Oakland in 1931.
Ian and Maree have four restored vehicles and a couple of projects in the pipeline, so look for them at this year’s event.
A locally manufactured trike will also be at event.
Local couple Kevin and Karen Smith have manufactured their own trike.
It is registered, it rides well, is loaded with features and it’s an absolute work of art.
The manufacture commenced in 2010 and 3500 hours later it was completed 2013.
The unit is powered by a Volkswagen 1600cc motor and transmission. It’s a tube frame with leading link front forks and a fibre glass body that Karen has helped to make.
This trike is no ‘Plain Jane’ as you will see for yourself. It is alarmed and also has an engine immobiliser. Stop by and have a chat to this enthusiastic couple about their remarkable achievement.
Gates open at 6am and Show ‘n’ Shine cars can start arriving as early as 7am.
Award winning event
Rotary Assistant Governor Kevin Taranto announced last week that the Rotary Club of Leongatha had won a ‘Significant Community Achievement Award for the Show n Shine Event’.
“This is a wonderful recognition for a group of Rotarians that has put the effort into making the event the wonderful success that it is today,” organising committee chairman John O’Connor said.
The event continues to grow each year with more attractions to interest the entire family.
“RBB Airbrush Body Art will be in attendance this year we know that this will create a lot of interest,” John said.
More than 30 stallholders have signed up for the new ‘Market’ section of the event which complements the Show ‘n’ Shine and Swap Meet.
The present variety of stalls is quite comprehensive.
Vendors will be offering wine, cheese, bread, honey, jams, chutneys, homemade produce, fresh produce, candles, soap, children’s handmade clothes, jewellery, picture frames, olive oil, plants, natural therapies, furniture, pet beds and wrought iron products among many more.
Swap Meet stallholders do not need to book in but market stall holders do need to book in with Mary Dortmans on 0408 642 256.
There’ll also be plenty of tasty food available from the Kombi Kitchen, the Pancake Man and Hot Corn on the Cob.
There is the Jumping Castle and face painting for the kids.