A variety of vintage cars including a 1980 Ford XD “with a bonnet so clean you could eat your dinner off of it” will be on display in Jindera this weekend.
The Twin City Classic Vehicle Club show and shine also includes a swap meet, running all day on Sunday at the town’s recreation reserve.
The group has about 90 members but more than 150 cars were registered at last year’s event.
Secretary Joe Hofer said competition was shaping up to be strong again this year.
“There are 22 trophies including for bikes as well – categories include best vintage for each decade, best interior, and best paint,” he said.
“Judging will take place at 12.30pm.
“We’ve got a whole range of models from A-model through to the VL (Holden) commodore.
“We’re not brand-specific and we’re a very family orientated-club.”
One of the rarer cars on show will be an American 1966 Acadian – there are only a handful in Australia.
Members Peter and Ann Applebys’ XD and its distinct custom “watermelon pink” sets it apart from other models.
“We’ve had it for 38 years and have restored it,” Mr Appleby said.
The car has been signed by former racer Dick Johnson, part-owner of the V8 Supercar team DJR Team Penske.
Mr Hofer said for those who were more interested in bargains, there would also be plenty on offer.
“It will be a general swap meet with bric-a-brac and collectables,” he said.
“Money also goes back into the community from the event.
“Last year we donated $2500 to UPA Jindera and Henty and that was used to buy a wheelchair, outdoor seat and a television at the two sites.
“We already have 80 or 90 sites booked … it will be a fun family day.” The Twin City Classic Vehicle Club has been holding show and shines for more than a decade.
- Gates open at 7am at the Jindera Recreation Reserve, $5 entry with kids under 12 free. Show cars must arrive by 10am.