Hot rodders rev up for annual show
SALES generated from the annual Yamba Rod Run Show and Shine (YRRSS) outdo Christmas trading, shopkeepers have told the event's organiser.
A total of 377 hot rods adorned Yamba and Coldstream Sts on Saturday and YRRSS co-ordinator Lewis Falzon said many hot rod owners, some of whom had travelled from as far as Mackay, Queensland, and Hamilton, Victoria, had been in Yamba for most of the week.
"It really starts cracking by about Thursday and kicks on 'til today, but Saturday is the really big day," Mr Falzon said.
"It was packed (on Saturday). It was a perfect day - it rained as we parked our cars and that was it."
This was the event's 20th year and the eighth run by Mr Falzon.
"It's not a holiday for me," he said with a laugh.
"We do observation runs and a few poker runs around the Valley, we give away prizes and there's heaps of activities for kids."
The hot rodders raised about $7500 for their chosen charity, which this year was the Bowley family.
Hot rod enthusiast Brett Bowley was killed in a crash on the Pacific Hwy near Maclean while driving his hot rod to Valla on September 24.
"The Bowley family are really doing it tough this year," Mr Falzon said.
Yamba people and businesses contributed 11% to the cause.