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Naracoorte Historic Vehicle Club organizes an exchange meeting and a show | Herald of Naracoorte


ORGANIZERS say last weekend’s Naracoorte Historic Vehicle Club swap meet was a strong comeback after a two-year hiatus.

The event, which took place at the Naracoorte Showgrounds, saw motorheads from across the state flock to town, to swap rare parts and appreciate the classic cars on display.

The weekend also hosted a show and shine, with a wide range of cars from different eras.

Naracoorte Historic Vehicle Club committee member Mike Riley said it was good to be back and hosting events.

“The crowd was good. Just looking at it, I think the attendance was better than what we had in 2019,” he said.

“Just talking to people there who sell stuff, they were all very happy with how it went, they said they had a good swap meeting from a sales standpoint. .”

More than 320 venues were present at the event, selling not only car and motorcycle parts, but also antiques, jewelry, collectibles and crafts.

The show and shine attracted 53 competitors in four categories.

The pre-1940 contest was won by Will Paisley with his 1939 Ford coupe.

The 1941 to 1960 contest was won by Bob Stocks with a 1958 Ford Customline.

Jeff Pahl won the contest from 1961 to 1980 with his HQ Monaro, and Maria Schulz won the hotrod or street machine contest with an XK Ford Falcon.

Mr Riley said the selection of cars was impressive.

“The judge, who was Kahu Woolley from the Naracoorte Service Center, was very impressed with the cars. He gave a good overview of what he thought of the winners and other good cars there,” he said. -he declares.

“We were very happy with how it turned out, especially after a few years off.”

The Naracoorte Historic Vehicle Club holds a market at the Sheep’s Back Museum on the second Saturday of every month.

Mr Riley said the club was always on the lookout for new members interested in vintage cars, motorbikes or farm machinery.