The annual Monbulk Car Show is here again, bigger and better than ever before!
It will take place on Sunday 25 November in Main Street, Monbulk, from 10am until 3pm.
This year’s event will be a continuation of the major changes made to the show last year. There will be more rides for the Kids Zone, more food and attractions in the trade alley, and most importantly, a continuation of the improvement of display vehicle quality.
And for the first time, this year’s show will have invitational cars on display.
“One of last year’s major changes was the trophies we awarded. Huge 350mm tall chrome cup trophies that any red-blooded car person would be proud to brag about to their mates,” Event Organiser Richard Licciardi said.
“This year we have money can’t buy trophies. A super cool Piston and Conrod from car no.22 (James Courtney)
“So if your car is something special bring it along and get your unique piece of Australian motor racing history and put it straight into the pool room!”
The trophy categories are as per last year and include best paint and panel, best engineered, best original restoration, CFA captain’s award, police sergeant’s award and best club display.
“So you don’t even have to have the best car on the day, just catch the imagination of the fire captain or police sergeant and you could get your hands on one of our sort after trophies!” Richard said.
The members of the public even get a say on which car they like most, with the inclusion of a people’s choice award.
“So don’t despair if your car doesn’t have the best paint at the show, you still could win one of three awards!” Richard said.
The Monbulk Car Show is not a strict ‘chrome bumper’ show.
“We love special cars from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and even exotics or that rare and collectable late model HSV or FPV! All special cars are invited!”
The improved Kids-Zone will ensure there is entertainment for everyone in the family and is still only $5 per child for unlimited rides. Local clubs and schools will be selling food and novelties for kids and all the tasty food shops will be open for business.
“Two great local bands will be belting out rockabilly music throughout the day,” Richard said.
“The locally renowned ‘Wild Turkey’ will be returning and will be joined by another local band ‘No Parking’. Wild Turkey will headline and be appearing on the lawn in the forecourt of the RSL where people are able to enjoy a beer or wine whilst enjoying the sunshine.
“For those who love their cars we have a special guest this year, Fletch from the TV show ‘Classic Restos’, who will be wandering the show looking for cars and the stories of their owners to appear on one of the episodes of his show. Be careful, you or your car may even end up on TV!” Richard said.
“So come along, bring your pride and Joy (if you have one) and have one of the cheapest days out you will have with your family at only $12 for a family of 5! (Individuals only $5).
“Support our local CFA, emergency services and farming community as you enjoy the sights and sounds of some magnificent machinery.”
For more information or to pre-register your car, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/monbulkcarshow.