Don't think there's a time warp when hundreds of classic cars are sighted on Border streets this weekend.
The 27th annual Chryslers on the Murray has attracted vehicles and drivers from "absolutely every state and territory of Australia", according to Rod Taylor, one of the show co-ordinators.
"Quite a few of them put their cars on the ferry and come over from Tasmania," he added.
Mr Taylor, of Albury Wodonga Chrysler Club, said pre-entries on Thursday had reached 565, already 40 up on last year.
Another 300 or so could enter on the day, as happened in a record 2018.
"The amazing thing is we're probably running at 15 to 20 per cent of new vehicles, who haven't been here before," he said.
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Two years ago 747 cars set a new benchmark, which was broken with 853 entries the next year.
Friday night's Great Reveal, an addition to the 2019 program, sees owners unveil their newly restored Chryslers and talk about them.
"There's a five-minute limit, some would never shut up at all," Mr Taylor said with a laugh.
On Saturday morning the cars will be judged in their various categories, about 50 different sections that are generally based on vehicle model.
"They either look to see how well it's been restored or if it's been modified, how well it's been engineered, the workmanship," the organiser said.
The Chryslers go on public display on Sunday at Gateway Lakes between 8am and 3pm in a family-friendly event that includes face painting, children's rides, a swap meet and shaded areas.
"No matter what you're into, or what era you're familiar with, there's something there you'll find quite interesting," Mr Taylor said.
Lauded as the biggest Chrysler show in the southern hemisphere, the Border event continues to grow through word of mouth and repeat participants.
At the end of the weekend, thousands of dollars will be donated to the Thurgoona, Bonegilla and Kiewa fire brigades.
"Because they help us run the show," Mr Taylor said.
"We couldn't do without them, we just haven't got the manpower.
"We're actually the smallest Chrysler club in Australia running the biggest show."
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