Cars go on show at weekend events
MOTORING enthusiasts were spoilt for choice as vintage cars and hot rods went on show during two weekend car shows.
More than 60 vintage cars from across the state spent two days road-tripping around the region, while at Bargara up to 6000 people checked out 150 hot rods.
Rum City Rods treasurer Ross Miler said its Auto-Mazing Car Show at Bargara yesterday was hugely successful.
"Hot rods are our main draw card but this year we invited mostly pre-75 cars, chrome bumper cars they call them," he said.
"We had 150-odd cars and it's a bit hard estimate but I was talking to seme people and they estimate we had 5000 to 6000 people.
"It was a really good day, it happens this time in October every year and we ask for a gold coin donation to give to a local charity and this year the charity was the Endeavour Foundation."
Mr Miller said cars came from as far as Brisbane and Rockhampton with a number making their first appearances at the event.
"Sunday's the day we put them over at the park," he said.
"The people just drool over the hot rods and say how they'd love one."
But it was the older model cars that commanded attention at Daph Geddes Park yesterday morning as the Bundaberg Vintage Vehicle Club hosted its biannual Cane Field Classic.
Publicity officer Ray Bakes said the three-day rally saw participants visit various locations while Daph Geddes provided a base where crowds could go to check out the cars of yesteryear.
"On Saturday we went for a run over to the Botanic Gardens and went through the air museum," he said.
"This morning (yesterday) we went for a run to South Bundaberg down through Foleys Rd and now we're on a run to Bucca."
Mr Bakes said the cars came from Mackay, Roma, Brisbane, Chinchilla and across the Wide Bay.
"We have cars from a 1911 Waverley through to about 1961," he said.
Mr Bakes said the cars would meet for the last time this morning before everyone made their way home.