Roadworthy rarities and old racers sure to lure car nuts

MORE than 130 new and classic vehicles, race cars, motorcycles and boats will be on display at Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre this weekend as part of Shannon’s fourth annual Country Classic Motor Show.

Among the rare exhibits are three open-wheel race cars, including one designed for Australian GP champion Jack Brabham, plus Canberra Summernats show cars that never go on the open road.

The event will also pay homage to 50 years of the mighty Mustang.

With cars ranging in age from the 1900s right through to new machines, there is something to appeal to everyone’s tastes, self-confessed “car nut” Neville Evans said.

Mr Evans, who owns six cars including a 2009 red Corvette, said very few of the exhibits lining up at this year’s show had featured previously and organisers were hoping to smash records.

“We certainly have a lot more cars than last year and one of the interesting things is it’s the only indoor motor show in NSW this year,” he said.

There will be a number of car and bike clubs on show outside, with Hunter Valley and Inverell Falcon GT Clubs participating.

Doors open from 9am to 6pm today and 9am to 4pm tomorrow. Entry is $10 (children under 12 free). This event supports Tamworth West Rotary.

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