hot_n_shinyRay Argento from Toora with his 1929 Dodge Brothers Fire Engine he bought from Korumburra’s Hugh Hendry several years ago. Hugh was at the show ‘n’ shine on Saturday and was thrilled with Ray’s work.

THE annual Rotary Club of Leongatha’s Show ‘n’ Shine, Swap Meet and Market attracted a record crowd on Sunday, despite the sweltering heat.
The extreme forecast may have dissuaded some of the car owners with entry numbers down, but the crowds came in their droves.
The event grossed a record $21,000 which will be put to Rotary projects both locally and abroad.
Event coordinator John O’Connor was delighted with the response from the community.
“Entry numbers were down a little because of the heat. We didn’t have quite as many cars on the oval as we did last year which was an extraordinary success, but financially we’ve made more for Rotary because the gate was up.
“We had the Superbikes on the same day and the Moe Racing Club held an event, so there was some competition, but it was still a sensational day here.”
It was the first time the club had incorporated a market into the event.
“We had enough stalls to make the first attempt a success. Next year we’ll bring the Swap Meet and the Market into the one location.”
Entries came from all over the state for the Show ‘n’ Shine, with many local entries claiming prizes in various sections.


1: Edney’s Motorcycle of
the Show – winner: B. Blackall, Honda CB750.
2: HPC Best Hot Rod – winner: Rob Stone, Ford.
3: Marriotts Power Equip. Best Street Machine – winner: Peter May, Mustang.
4: Leongatha Garden Supplies, Best Custom – winner: Dennis Jones, Pink Custom.
5: Best Commercial Van, Ute & Wagon – winner: (no name entered), Chev Pickup.
6: Lund Auto Electrical, Best Aussie Vehicle – winner: Clive Edwards, EH Holden.
7: Worthy Auto, Best Original Restored Car – winner: Rob Braz, Valiant.
8: Best Original Restored Motorcycle – winner: John Moore, Suzuki.
9: Meguiars Best Paint Job – winner: David and Sue Ikin, Chev Ute.
10: Meguiars Best Engine Bay – winner: Gary Everett, GT Falcon.
11: Southern Cranes, Best Spec Int. Vehicle – winner: Norm Fox, Bedford Ute.
12: Evans Petroleum, Best Veteran Vehicle – winner: John and Marlene Auston, T Model Ford.
13: Evans Petroleum, Best Vintage Vehicle – winner: David John, Fiat.
14: Spencers HBB, Best Truck Pre 1975 – winner: John Furguson, International.
15: Gipps Truck Mech. Best Truck Post 1975 – winner: Josh Fiddelears, Kenworth.
16: Best Caravan or Motor-home – winner: Don Bruce.
17: HPC, Best Go Kart – no entry.
18: Tractor of the Show – winner: Chris Bolton, Red Kubota.
19: Best Imported Vehicle Post 1975 – winner: Mat Wilson, Toyota Celica.
20: HPC, Exhibitors’ Choice – winner: Gary Everitt, Falcon.
21: Shannons Insurance, Entry of the Show – winner: Peter Mayo, Mustang.