Rotarian Kerry Pritchard with Warwick Landy from Shannons who brought the Super Rig to the Show ‘n’ Shine. N151018

The Leongatha SES unit did a live demonstration at the Show ‘n’ Shine, thanks to members, from left, Rose Burns, Jarred Haw; back, Ben De Gues and Campbell Walliker. N171018

John Austin from Mirboo North returned to the show ‘n’ shine with his Model T Ford that’s more than 100 years old. N181018

The range and quality of vehicles on show was extraordinary. Tim Leadbetter brought his Purvis Eureka sports car to Leongatha from the Peninsula. Purvis Eureka was a popular kit car produced in Dandenong in the 70s and 80s. N161018

THE 2018 edition of the Rotary Club of Leongatha’s Show ‘n’ Shine and Swap Meet was the biggest ever.
It was a fitting finale for John O’Connor who’s led the organisation of the event from the outset, and will hand the role to Lindsay Murphy.
“It was a hugely successful day and we received a lot of nice comments from the people who attended,” John said.
“One bloke said it was one of the best country car shows he’s been to.”
The Shannons Super Rig was a popular attraction for families. Kids loved the race simulators inside.
Entries this year were boosted by the numbers of trucks and motorbikes.
“Browns Stockfeeds had four of their trucks on show which is a tremendous effort,” John said.
“These are four working vehicles and to have them looking so good for the show in between working and earning a quid was fantastic.”
He said the large and varied range of classic tractors was also popular.
“The quality of what was on show was extraordinary, across all categories.”
He said the secret to the success of the show is that it constantly evolves.
“There’s a lot of competition out there so you have to do something extra every year to keep people coming back.”