Dream wheels on show

April 09, 2018

Crowds enjoyed a day of sunshine, markets and cars at the annual Shepparton Rotary Club Motor Show and Market Day.

Mark Goodchil of Sassafras and David Willoughby of Ferntree Gully bought their shiny collection of classic Suzuki motorcycles 1982 - 1988.

Dean Winfield, of Melbourne, Peter Santavec of Shepparton and Joe Bravar of Wodonga presented their funky green machine.

Peyton McAuliffe, 3, of Wodonga enjoyed a chance to get behind the wheel of a Careful Cobber.

Shepparton's Peter Cole enjoyed a trip back in time behind the wheel of a 1938 Dodge Pumper used by Shepparton Fire Brigade.

Daryl Mark of Shepparton, Robert Laughton of Tatura and Mandy Loffel of Mooroopna looked under the bonnet of a 1955 Austin.

Cobram's Greg Graham in the driving seat of a vintage speed car from the late 1940s.

Herbert Greiner of Germany with Shepparton's Sarah Greiner-Hamilton, 6, Jana Greiner, and Stuart Hamilton - with a German auto classic.

Freshly polished chrome glistened in the sun at yesterday’s annual Shepparton Rotary Club Motor Show, Market Day and Swap Meet.

Celebrating its eighth year, the event covered the Shepparton Showgrounds, with attractions for the whole family.

Motoring enthusiasts were treated to vintage cars, new vehicles, ATVs, truck displays and everything in between.

This was also the first year the event included a swap meet component.

A wide range of market stalls greeted guests with a petting zoo ready to entertain children.

Tracey Ballard of Euroa had been showing her and her husband’s Holden Kingswood for the past four years.

‘‘It’s a really nice family day out with the ‘Sunday only’ car,’’ Mrs Ballard said.

‘‘People are coming up asking heaps of questions, wondering what we’ve done to the car.’’

Greg Graham of Cobram showed off his speed car, which his father built in 1980.

‘‘It’s a good day to show it off,’’ Mr Graham said.

Shepparton Rotary Club member Alan Lindsay said the good weather brought a bigger crowd than previous years.

‘‘This year has been fantastic and the event is really growing in popularity,’’ Mr Lindsay said.

Awards were given out on the day in a range of categories.

John Casey’s Holden Kingswood police car won the Central Tyres Most Unique Vehicle, Clint Irwin’s 1969 Mazda R100 took out the Tip ‘n’ Go Trailers Encouragement Award, the Frank Latorre 1965 Foden won the Ted Lea People’s Choice Award (Truck) and the Tri-Tech Lubricant People Choice Award (Car) went to Nathan De Lai’s 1972 Leyland Clubman GT.

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