A COLLECTION of some of the country’s most precious classic cars, bikes and boats had enthusiasts in a spin over the weekend.
Shannon’s fourth annual Country Classic Motor Show saw more than 130 exhibits – ranging from the historic to the hilarious – on show in Tamworth.
A steady stream of people poured into the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre on Saturday and yesterday to view the collection.
Highlights included a Goggomobil Dart brought across by Sydney dealer Bill Buckle and some miniature cars manufactured in Europe after the Second World War.
Shannon’s north-west regional development officer Roddy Wyllie said organisers were thrilled with the event and hoped to be back even bigger and better next year.
“The crowd would be similar to last year, they were pretty consistent throughout the weekend and we were very happy with the exhibits – we managed to get a nice variety,” he said.
“The comments from the patrons seemed to be pretty good and there were some beautiful show cars that really are works of art, not vehicles.”
Bruce and Judy Soper’s immaculate 48/215 Holden – dubbed “Enid” in honour of its original owner – proved popular among the throngs passing through TRECC.
The Sopers purchased the car in 2000 and spent more than 10 years giving her a complete makeover, all while retaining many of its original features.
“By displaying Enid in her original glory to the public, I hope to bring back many happy memories to the older generations and show younger generations what the iconic first Australian car, the GM 48-215 Holden, was really like,” Mr Soper said.