All revved up for some classic cars

Rob Bryant and his GTS Classic. Pic Marco De Luca

By Jessica Micallef

Gear up for a car show at Hanging Rock that will spin your wheels right off.

The annual Macedon Ranges and District Motor Club’s classic car and picnic day has been running for more than 30 years. Club secretary Graham Williams said the event started off as a “family day” for car enthusiasts.

“It was among a couple of car clubs,” he said. “It grew into a car show from there until it became a regular and running event each year.”

“Last year we had just over 2000 cars, bikes and trucks and about 2000 general public mums and dads in their cars.”

Cars on display will be 25 years and older. A car lover himself and the proud owner of a 1969
Ford Fairmont, Mr Williams said there would be a car on display for everyone.

“They must be all eligible for the club permits,” Mr Williams said.

“It can be any make, or model. It’s not just restricted to one model or make.

“You could have a Rolls Royce, parked next to a Mini Minor, next to a B-double. There could also be Mustangs and MTGs.

“There will also be displays and exhibits. We run a mini market selling things like model cars and trash and treasure.”

On the day there will be food and coffee trucks and entertainment to keep the whole
family happy.

“People can take their own picnic,” Mr Williams said.

“We have a min train run that runs all day, an animal farm and we do novelty things like sack races just to make it a family day out.”

The car show is on Sunday, February 9 between 9am-2pm at Hanging Rock, 139 South Rock Road, Woodend.