13 June, 2024

Annual car, bike meet returns

CAR and bike enthusiasts will converge on Atherton this Saturday to see more than 300 classic cars, trucks and bikes from across the north as part of the 12th annual Car, Bike and Swap Meet event.

Craig and Sharelle Jones at last year’s show.
Craig and Sharelle Jones at last year’s show.

Rain, hail or shine, the day will commence with a Pitstop Breakfast commencing at 9am. Car owners and stall holders are expected to arrive from 6.30am. 

Classic cars and bikes from across the north will be descending on Atherton, vying to be voted as a champion vehicle in a number of categories. 

All members of the community who vote for their favourite vehicle will go into the draw for professional car detail valued at over $500. 

A tool chest worth over $700 will also be raffled. The tool box is full of all of the things any motoring enthusiast would need, thanks to Burson Auto Parts at Atherton.

Tickets are $10 each, with all proceeds to go to local school chaplaincy and can be purchased for cash at Burson Auto Parts, 8 Silo Road, Atherton.

The winner of the toolbox and other prizes will be drawn at 12.30pm.

Local School Chaplaincy Committee chair Don Blanford said he expected more than 350 cars and bikes to feature at the event this year. 

Fletch from the TV Show, “Classic Restos”, will be on site seeking unique vehicles to film for future episodes.

Car owners will network and exchange great stories about restorations and bringing old cars and bikes back to life. 

“There will be a full program and something of interest for all the family including a train for the young in age and heart,” Don said. 

The Cairns Rock and Roll dancers will also be twirling and doing the “twist” on the main stage in time with the band Perfect Strangers, belting out rock and roll hits.

 Prizes will be given for best dressed members of the public who come dressed in a “Rockabilly outfit”, “Period Costume” or “Anything else”.

Entry for adults is $5 per person at the gate. Students and children are free. The presentation of all prizes will be at 12.30pm. More information is available at 

Anyone wishing to show their car or be a stallholder at the event must arrive at the school oval between 6am-8.30am.


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