THIS year’s Show ‘N Shine and Swap Meet event is revving up to be one of the best yet, with hundreds of motoring enthusiasts expected to swarm Wonthaggi.
The event is being held on Sunday, January 23, at Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve. It is the biggest fundraiser for Wonthaggi Power Football Netball Club.
Kilcunda resident Phillip Holland has been busy preparing his 1972 Holden GTS for the event and couldn’t be more excited to see what this year’s show will bring.
“This car show is going to be sensational,” Mr Holland said.
“I reckon they’ll be struggling to get the room around the oval because there hasn’t been a car show for a while.”
Mr Holland has been a long-time supporter of the show and even took out the top place three years ago for his 1957 Chevrolet ute.
“I got that one from America and I’ve done a bit of work to it, it has got over 600 horsepower and I’ve had it for about five to six years,” he said.
“But it’s taken me years to find a GTS and I’m also hoping to have a Sandman done for the show as well.”
Event organiser and Wonthaggi Power vice-president Kris Baker said all makes and models of cars, and even motorcycles, are welcome to enter.
“It’s $15 per site for the Swap Meet,” Kris said.
“There is a car cruise on the Saturday night beforehand (January 22) leaving from the netball court car park.
“Attendees should arrive at 4.15pm for a 4.45pm departure and we drive for about 45 minutes to an hour.
“We go back to the football club’s rooms where we’re doing meals and the bar is open.
“We’ll also have a couple of raffles.”
Kris said there will be nine different categories to enter your car in to be judged.
“Judging finishes at 11am on Sunday and presentations will begin at 12pm sharp.
“It’s a massive community event that’s been well received throughout the years; people from all over Melbourne come to this show.”
For more information, call Kris on 0400 899 991.