FILLING the Leongatha Velodrome with classic cars, motorbikes, tractors and fans, the Rotary Club of Leongatha’s Show ‘N’ Shine Market and Swap Meet was a revving success.
Leongatha Rotary member and show organiser Jim McNiven was equally impressed by the perfect weather and growing crowds.
“As the sun came out, so did the people, so it was great for the displays, as well as the swap meet,” Jim said.
“The countless hours of hard work, hours of cleaning and for many restoring, it’s great to have a day out amongst here in Leongatha.”
For many Holden fans, the day was highlighted with the original Peter Brock 1991 VN Commodore.
“It’s with a big thank you to Newton Motorsport and Automotive Services for bringing down this truly priceless piece of memorabilia,” Jim said.
And for the Ford fans, there was also an iconic Ford GT40 race car on display too.
There were 21 categories, with many local winners.
“The PM Automotive Group President’s Choice Award went to Peter Walker for his Sim car.
“Ross Chapman won the John Mackie Best of the British for his Austin Healey,” Jim said.
Jim said the agricultural element of the show is something that they will aim to build on in coming years.
“Leongatha plays a big part in farming around Gippsland, so we’re encouraging farmers to bring out their tractors and farm equipment to show the rich history of our community,” Jim said.
Next year the event will be held on February 28 and will celebrate Australia’s Holden vehicles.
“For 89 years, Holden was made here, it will be a ‘Era of the Holden Motor Car’ tribute for 2021,” Jim said.
Velodrome shines bright for annual event