IT MIGHT have been billed as the latest chapter in a traditional rev-head rivalry.
But the latest fuel-powered fight between Holden and Ford earned more than bragging rights with close to $10,000 for the Tamworth Riding for the Disabled and PCYC branches.
Organiser, and Ford owner's group treasurer, Angus Maxwell said the show and shine event on Saturday was an unbelievable success.
He said more than 180 cars descended on the Carter Street netball courts on the weekend trekking in from as far as Moree and Newcastle for the inaugural event.
Mr Maxwell said they were hopeful of getting 150 entrants.
He said the Tamworth Ford and Holden clubs were already talking about next year's edition and how it could be made even bigger.
While Holden claimed the honours and a perpetual trophy for most cars entered beating Ford's tally by two vehicles, there was no doubting the real winners.
"It's looking like upwards of about $10,000 for the Riding for the Disabled and PCYC," Mr Maxwell said. "Yeah, it was unbelievable.