WONTHAGGI will play host to a car show next month to raise funds for the Bass Coast Specialist School.
Organisers are expecting around 400 vehicles, including NASCAR race cars, V8s, hot rods, bikes, 4x4s, and classic cars to converge at the Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve.
The Mustang Owners Club of Australia are also coming down with more than 50 new Mustangs, said co-organiser Adrian Reed.
“Tony Ludgate came up with the idea sometime last year. He put the idea to me and I love my cars and I have kids at the school, so I said yes,” Adrian said.
“We’re expecting about 400 cars. If the weather’s not that good, it might be different, but we’ve definitely got 400 people who’ve RSVP’d with their cars.”
He said there’s going to be a gate prize for entrants, a few raffles on the day, and hopefully a large auction, thanks to local businesses.
“The businesses in the town have really gotten behind us. It’s been fantastic.
“It was originally at the State Coal Mine, but when we found out how many cars would come – we changed it to the footy grounds.”
There will also be food vendors and children’s entertainment.
“We’ll also be having an SES display, with them showing everyone how you free a person out of an accident.”
The event adds to the growing list of car shows across the shire and throughout South Gippsland.
It will be held on Sunday, September 30. Gates will open at 7am for vendors, and event entries from 8am until 10am.
The Wonthaggi Car Show will be open to the public from 10.30am to 4.30pm.
Do you have a vehicle you want to enter? It’ll cost $10.
Just want to check out the cars? It’s a gold coin donation, and free for kids under 15.
For more information, call Tony Ludgate on 0473 179 666 or Adrian Reed on 0432 701 871.