Hot rod enthusiasts rev up for weekend

HUNDREDS of motor enthusiasts have this weekend circled on their calendars with Moonbi Showground the place to be.

The Moonbi-Kootingal Motor and Historic Machinery Show will take over the showground today and tomorrow with activities and sights to keep everyone happy.

Kootingal Motor Club president Tony McClelland said exhibits and activities would include a climbing wall, tractor pull, swap meet, hot rods, plenty of new and old cars and new and old trucks.

Highlights will include about 40 hot rods from Rods on the Peel between 9.30am and 11.30am today and stationary engines and a T-Model Ford, formerly owned by artist Pro Hart, will be the oldest items on display.

“The hot rods will be a highlight, because of the sheer number of them, so that’s going to be pretty impressive,” Mr McClelland said.

He said this year the show had attracted trade stalls and woodturning.

This is the 10th show in its present form, after it separated from the Kootingal Pumpkin Festival in 2005.

“The club and show has gone from strength to strength in the past couple of years,” Mr McClelland said.

“People love the feeling in the sports arena because, they said, it’s got a fairground atmosphere.”

The show starts at 9am today at the Moonbi Showground.

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