An annual car show event held on the Border has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to COVID-19, but an organiser says some enthusiasts will still turn up.
Chryslers on the Murray announced it would not hold its 2022 event due to uncertainty from the fast changing pandemic situation and wanting to avoid financial risk.
Albury Wodonga Chryslers Club treasurer Rod Taylor said the Chrysler community was disappointed but understanding of the decision.
"It's just been a real painful couple of years, but not much you can do about it," he said.
"It's the worst possible year too, because it was the 50th anniversary year of the Valiant Charger which would have been a huge year."
The event is usually held at Gateway Lakes on the Lincoln Causeway, which is currently being used as a COVID-19 testing clinic.
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Mr Taylor said the committee hadn't been told the venue was unavailable, but there were additional reasons why it was cancelled.
"We're volunteers, and we don't really want to be the COVID-police standing on the gate checking to see if people are vaccinated or anything like that," he said.
"The problem is we pre-order $35,000 worth of merchandise, so we're not going to do that and then have it cancelled the week before, that's another reason.
"We didn't want to do it, but we had to look at it from a business perspective, the club doesn't really want to go and lose a whole heap of money.
"You can't take the risk, plus as one committee member pointed out, if someone returns a positive and comes to a committee meeting a week before, or if someone is positive with COVID the day after, the whole committee has to go into isolation - imagine the whole committee isolating the week of the show, it would be a disaster."
Mr Taylor believed that car enthusiasts would still come to the Border the weekend the event was usually held, despite it not going ahead.
"What's probably going to happen is people are probably going to turn up in an unofficial manner anyway," he said.
"Many are going to come anyway and just cruise around."
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