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Dream machines make classic car show a motoring fantasy

Grant Moehead of Wollongbar, left, shines his Triumph TR6 1969 ahead of the Summerland Sports and Classic Car Club Show on Sunday. Pictured with himare, from back left, President David Gordon, Lismore City Centre Manager Jason Mumford, and Rebekka Battista from Our Kids.
Grant Moehead of Wollongbar, left, shines his Triumph TR6 1969 ahead of the Summerland Sports and Classic Car Club Show on Sunday. Pictured with himare, from back left, President David Gordon, Lismore City Centre Manager Jason Mumford, and Rebekka Battista from Our Kids. Cathy Adams

HUNDREDS of gleaming dream machines from a bygone era, when cars were romantic and a triumph of imagination and style.

Classic Mercs and Beemers, Hot Rods from the '20s, Jaguars and Triumphs for the Brit-car lovers, and a 1978 Porsche 911SC will all be on show at Summerland Sports and Classic Car Club's 31st annual static display day at Lismore this Sunday.

All up, more than 200 classic and sports cars dating back as far as the early 1900s, along with 80 motorcycles, will be on display.

The green 1969 Triumph TR6, owned by Grant Moehead, is one example, a high-performance (for its time) V6 single chassis full-leather interior classic.

Organisers from the Summerland Sports and Classic Cars Club are expecting more than 200 cars of similar appeal from the Sunshine Coast to Coffs, and another 60-80 classic motorcycles.

Some cars are worth well over $100,000.

Also on show for the first time this year is the Shannon's Insurance "super rig", a 24m long, eight metre high trailer which boasts automotive memorabilia and racing gaming consoles.

It's hoped that more than 3000 visitors will wander the Browns Creek Car Park in the Lismore CBD on Sunday to take a closer look.

It's the 31st year of the event, originally started under the Bruxner Highway bridge by a group of enthusiasts and grown to become a fixture on the August calendar.

This year funds raised will again be donated to local charity Our Kids, after it made a donation of $1700 last year plus another $800 from event caterers, the Rotary Club of Lismore West.

The event will award 40 trophies to car owners, including the sought after "most desirable car of the day".

"A lot of cars get driven about once a month and then sit in people's garages," he said.

The display will be held at the Browns Creek Car Park, between Molesworth and Keen St, between 9.30am and 2.30pm on Sunday, August 3.

Topics:  classic cars



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