TEA FOR TWO: Graham and Jeanette Sills of Halfway Creek enjoy a picnic from the back of their 1961 Holden Station Wagon at North Coast Street Machine’s Show and Shine at Kingsford Smith Park in Ballina.
TEA FOR TWO: Graham and Jeanette Sills of Halfway Creek enjoy a picnic from the back of their 1961 Holden Station Wagon at North Coast Street Machine’s Show and Shine at Kingsford Smith Park in Ballina. Cathy Adams

Grunt amidst finesse

VISITORS to yesterday's Show and Shine at Ballina were transported back in time thanks to a 1961 Holden Station Wagon Sedan.

The blue, white and turquoise vehicle was aptly aided by owners Graham and Jeanette Sills, both in matching retro outfits.

Called "Horrie", the name was given to the car by Graham in honour of his Dad.

Graham had the car ready for the exhibition, while Jean- ette recreated the '60s Australian lifestyle in spectacular fashion with tea and biscuits in matching china.

The Sills travelled from Grafton to be part of the Show and Shine at the weekend.

"We love coming to Ballina, it is always so much fun to be here," Mr Sills said.

After long deliberations under a hot sun, the judges awarded the Vintage and Classic Car prize to a 1925 Maxwell Tourer owned by Laurie Kennedy.

The Top Street Machine - Street Car award went to a HQ Sedan owned by Jamie Ferguson.

The winner of the Top Street Machine - Show Car prize was David Martin with a 1957 Chev Bel Air.

A total of 75 trophies were given by the end of the event, with 210 cars exhibiting this year.

Rob Grill, president of North Coast Street Machines, and organiser of the show said the day was a success, with gate proceeds going to Southern Cross LADS.



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