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Magic machines set to glisten

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019

Broken Hill Veteran and Vintage Car Club president Gavin Farquhar holds up a painted hubcap by Lynn Steer that will go to the lucky winner of Best of Show. PICTURES: Myles Burt Broken Hill Veteran and Vintage Car Club president Gavin Farquhar holds up a painted hubcap by Lynn Steer that will go to the lucky winner of Best of Show. PICTURES: Myles Burt

By Myles Burt

Prizes are lined up and ready to roll out for lucky winners at this year’s Past and Present Auto Show.

Broken Hill Veteran and Vintage Car Club president Gavin Farquhur said 18 trophies and the Best of Show title are up for grabs.

Car enthusiasts can enter various categories ranging from best hot rod, best street car, best stationary motor, best Harley, best street bike, best vintage bike and many more.

Mr Farquhur said locals could even enter their ride-on lawn mowers, which has recently become a fad racing trend.

“Basically we open the event up to anything that has a motor in it,” Mr Farquhar said

“We’re hoping to get a variety of machinery over there for the public to see.

“If you’ve got something in your shed and you want to bring it across, bring it out.

“You never know you might win yourself a trophy.”

Mr Farquhar said he’s hoping to have around 150 vehicles out on display this weekend, but is still unsure of numbers with the event coinciding alongside the long weekend.

However, Mr Farquhar said a crew from Mildura will be coming up again, who have been faithful to the biannual event for the past 12 years.

“They haven’t missed a show, they usually have about seven to eight cars up every two years for us,” Mr Farquhar said.

Mr Farquhar said he’d really like to thank local businesses for their support by offering some fantastic prizes for show winners, especially as it’s great seeing the reactions of award winners when their names are announced.

“There’s some surprised faces out there when they do receive their trophies,” Mr Farquhar said.

“Without their (local business) support, we don’t have it.”

Entry cost is $5 per person and $10 for families.

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