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Wimmera Against Cancer in Kids car and bike show gaining momentum

Organisers of Horsham’s annual Labour Day weekend car and bike show are still waiting to confirm a total figure raised for sick children after another successful event.

Committee member Chris Creasy said the event at May Park on Sunday had continued to grow and generate a considerable following from car and motorcycle enthusiasts across Victoria and beyond.

“We had 216 car and bike entries this year which was up by eight on last year. It is continuing to gain momentum,” he said.

“The great thing about the show is the variety of vehicles people present for the event. We had everything from relatively unrestored vintage vehicles to modern highly modified street machines.

“It’s going from strength to strength and the committee is delighted that so many people are willing to get behind it – not as just a car show, but also as a major fundraiser.

“We feel the message is getting through that we’re simply just car enthusiasts who want to put on a show to raise money for sick kids.”

WIND IN THE HAIR: Horsham’s Ian Jarred shows off his 1968 MGB during the Horsham car and bike show. The car has been back on the road for four years after 12 months of work.

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STILL GOING: Vintage-car enthusiast Fred Lewis of Jeparit parks his rustic 1928 A Model Ford among other display vehicles during Wimmera Against Cancer in Kids Horsham Car and Bike Show. Mr Lewis, who has modified the vehicle ‘only slightly’, said the farm ute was originally a four-door tourer and ‘went like a charm’. He was one of many involved in the May Park show on Sunday.

Picture: DEAN LAWSON

The Wimmera Against Cancer In Kids Horsham Car and Bike Show raises money for Ronald McDonald House in Melbourne and also to provide support for Wimmera families dealing with sick children.

Major show awards: Best vintage, Alan Jolley, 1927 Buick; best classic bike, Mark Fidge, 1945 BSA M20; best survivor, Darren Paul, purple 1973 HQ Kingswood; Top hot rod, Wayne Warrack, 1932 Ford coupe; best 48-84, Ken Malcolm, 1974 HQ panel van; best 84 onwards, Damien Mackley, Vl Commodore; top muscle car, a tie between Dave Donald, 1975 HJ Sandman and David McDonalds,1975 HJ Sandman; top street machine, Peter Heinrich, 1975 HJ Monaro; top bike, Ken Taylor, Yamaha SR500; judges’ pick, Adam Robertson, 1958 chevy pick-up; people’s choice, 1968 Blown HK Monaro; best supported car club, Little Desert Rodders – more than 50 cars and bikes; Jenny Simpson memorial, Lisa Hicks 1959 Ford Zephyr wagon.

HISTORY: Ivan Polack of Antwerp studies the original service manual of his 1938 Ford Deluxe. Mr Polack said the car, formerly owned by Lou Menzel, had been in good condition when acquired but he still spent $52,000 on restoration work. The vehicle was one of many historic vehicles at the show.

Story Credit: The Weekly Advertiser