Old wheels come around
MORE than 200 vintage, veteran, classic, sports and unique cars and motorbikes will be on display in Lismore this Sunday. .
The Summerland Sports and Classic Car Club is holding its 29th annual static display day at Clyde Campbell car park (between Molesworth and Keen streets) from 9.30am.
This year's gold coin donation at the entrance will benefit Our House, a joint project of the Northern Rivers Community Cancer Foundation and Our Kids.
Cancer patients being treated in Lismore will be able to stay at a future Our House building during their treatment once the project is completed.
One of the most sought-after cars on display this Sunday will be a green and black MG TC built in November 1947, and owned by Jim Hodgson, of Lismore.
Mr Hodgson is also the president of Summerland Sports and Classic Car Club.
This is his favourite car at the moment.
The car "was originally bought and taken to Scotland in the 1950s and it was brought to Australia in the early 1980s," he said.
"Everyone who is interested in cars should have a T series MG at some stage in their life; they are the epitome of the sports car, really," he declared with a grin."
He said that this model is rarely on the market, as only 1600 were brought into Australia until 1949, when the next model (called TD) came up.
"Most of them were raced during the 1940s, 50s and 60s, although they are not particularly fast. They are flat at about 80 miles an hour (130kmh).
"The festival is open to all car enthusiasts, so if you have a car and want to exhibit, bring it over by 8am.
"You don't need to be a member of the club or register in advance," explained organiser Barry Granatelli.
TOP OF THE RANGE
Some of the categories to be awarded will be:
Most Desirable Vehicle
Most Desirable Car
Most Desirable Motorbike
Longest Distance Driven
Best Club Display