The Narooma Motors Classic and Fancy Car and Bike Show went off without a hitch over the Australia Day weekend with ninety or so rare and beautiful vehicles turning up for the shiniest day of the weekend. The weather was absolutely perfect and held off a late afternoon storm until everything was packed up. One of the many highlights of the day was via the local VRA putting on two rescue demonstrations using their Jaws of Life equipment on an old red Corolla.
After they were finished the Brick and Burn was very popular - a brick was placed on the accelerator and the engine was run without water and oil until destruction with bets on for how long it would last. 22 minutes and ten seconds. The winner donated the funds back to the VRA! Narooma Motors Classic and Fancy Car and Bike Show WINNERS:
3rd place - $100 - Peter McInnes - Harley Davidson CVO 2nd place - $200 - Merv Roberts - 1954 Holden Ute with canopy 1st place - $300 - Dave Britton - 77 Holden Torana Best In Show - $50 - Di Treloar - 1955 XK140 Jaguar Best ladies entry - $50 - Sue Whiting - 1953 Holden FX Sedan Best Bike - $50 - Steve Betteridge - 2013 Harley Davidson Wideglide Best Survivor - $50 - Sandy Felder - 1928 Chev Roadster Best Original - $50 - Dennis Sly - 1987 XF Falcon Best Modified - $50 - Steve Whiting - 1956 Holden Van Captain's Pick - $50 - Steve Yeoman - 1961 Chev (The Elvis Car)
Organiser Pete Howe of Narooma Motors said "Special mention to Mark Boller for his 1940 Ford Hotrod "The Black Pearl" which lost the coin toss for Captain's Pick. And the winner of the $800 prize pack of Avenger Tyres was Lance Brazier." "Congratulations to everyone who won something, and thankyou to everyone who came out!
"It was a great day by all accounts. Extra thanks to our Local Business Sponsors and to Mel and Dave Britton who once again volunteered to work the gates. Also a special thanks to Narooma Motors employees Jenny Logie, Bryan Draven and Scott Hunter for your help on the day. And a very special thanks to Di Riley for all the work she did behind the scenes. Riverside Pizza, Kitchenboys, and The Fix supplied food and coffee and the Moruya Sharks ran the BBQ. The Pop-up Puttputt mini golf course was swarming with kids and the 3 legged races were hilarious! The Shannons Rig was very popular taking in 500 or more visitors which, following the show, they labelled a "big event" - and they'd know since they visit car shows all over the state All in all visitors and entrants had a great day and the Eurobodalla Shire are keen to let it grow and have already offered help for next year's show.