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27 July, 2021

Car and bike show delights Hot Springs spectators

THE great range of immaculately presented cars and bikes on display delighted crowds at the third annual Innot Hot Springs Car and Bike Show, held at the town's Community Hall last weekend.


Event coordinator Annette Haydon was impressed with the refurbished 1977 Volkswagon Combi owned by Ravenshoe's Paul Adamson, that was pronounced Runner Up Champion Exhibit of the day.

THE great range of immaculately presented cars and bikes on display delighted crowds at the third annual Innot Hot Springs Car and Bike Show, held at the town's Community Hall last weekend. 

Car enthusiasts flocked to the venue from all around the north and beyond to admire a fascinating line up of age, beauty and power presented in all its polished perfection. 

There was everything from cool old panel vans to a regal Rolls Royce and a Daimler that took out the European category of the show, from old restored trucks, more than 70 years old to Marg Breitkreuz's dazzling 2016 Ford Mustang GT that won the Post 80's section of the competition. 

Event organisers from the Hot Springs Progress Committee, Annette Haydon and Wayne and Colleen Bowden were thrilled with the way the show has grown since its inception in 2018. 

“We had just over 30 entries the first year, and the number doubled in the second year, but they were up around the 100 mark this year,” Mrs Haydon said. 

Surprised by the level of support from spectators, especially considering COVID concerns, the caterers very quickly ran out of cool beverages and there was a mad scramble to restock. 

But the great live music, mega raffle, free entry and quality display on offer kept the crowds happy and everyone was already looking forward to next year. 

Organisers were thrilled with the support from sponsors RATCH Australia, Shannon's Insurance, Tablelands Regional Council, Fitz Civil and Mining, Innot Hot Springs Auto and George Fitzgerald and Annette Haydon.

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