NICE HAT: Tony Salisbury at the Borderline Street Rodders swap meet at the Lismore Showground.
NICE HAT: Tony Salisbury at the Borderline Street Rodders swap meet at the Lismore Showground. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Hot deals at swap and sell

GARY Green of Rosebank and his 1931 Ford Vicky hot rod were getting a lot of stares yesterday.

However, the looks were all in good fun and admiration as motor enthusiasts from all around the region and afar got together for the 20th annual Borderline Street Rodders buy, sell and swap meet.

While there were a range of specialty car goods, hot rods and second hand parts at the Lismore Showgrounds, Mr Green said the best part of the day was meeting up with other enthusiasts from around the country. 

"The best part of these types of events is the fellowship," Mr Green said.

"It's really great to be able to do things with the Street Rodders Club because they're all good guys and we're good mates."

Borderline Street Rodders treasurer Joe Flazon said the club sold over 5000 tickets on Sunday, attracting crowds from far and wide.

"We've had people travel from as far as Coffs Harbour and Brisbane and there are some people here from Glenn Innes," he said.

Mr Falzon said many people attend the event every year in the hope of scoring a bargain or purchasing a rare car part they have been searching for to complete their hot rod.

The buy, sell and swap meet attracted cars and parts from the early 1900s right through to the present day.

Organiser Peter Neilsen said he was pleased with the amount of punters who turned up on the day.

"It's really great to see people coming from around the country and these sorts of events are really appreciated by the whole motoring community," Mr Neilsen said.



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