THOUSANDS of car lovers from across the region revved their engines into Moonbi at the weekend.
It was the annual Moonbi-Kootingal Motor Show and Historical Machinery Exhibition and the Moonbi showground was filled to the brim with all sorts of motoring delights for young and old, with record crowds reported this year.
Classic car owners had their rigs all polished up and stood by and watched on as motoring enthusiasts admired the variety of vintage cars on display.
Kootingal Motor Club president Peter Davis said the event could be the best one yet with 7000 people spilling through the gates on the first day along. It was also their busiest year for cars too with entries bursting out of the showground and onto the street. Show stalls also reported good trade.
A special treat, and a highlight for locals, was the arrival of the CPH Railmotor, with rides from Tamworth to Kootingal, followed by shuttles up to Moonbi showgrounds with many families taking advantage of the visiting piece of history.