IT was his passion for cars, and a want to help charity, that led John Skele to organise Lavington Panthers’ first car show.
The Car Show and Shine will take place today, and money raised will be donated to the Give Me Five For Kids foundation.
The charity provides children’s hospital wards with equipment and funding.
The show is open to all makes and models of cars, with 12 different trophies on offer, and Mr Skele said he wanted everyone to be involved.
“We’re going to keep it cheap and support the local community,” Mr Skele said.
“We’re hoping for at least a couple of hundred cars.
“Hopefully the whole community comes down and gets involved for a good cause.”
The show and shine will begin at 10am.
It will be one of two car shows taking place on the weekend, with the Riverina Sports Car Association’s annual Picnic in the Park tomorrow.
The association has been running the event for more than 25 years.
Committee member Ross Edwards said he was hoping for “at least” 100 special cars to be displayed at Hovell Tree Park.
Entry is free, and starts at 4pm.