THE gleaming cars at today’s Gnoo Blas Classic car show are worth several million dollars but don’t despair if yours isn’t up to scratch, even clunkers are welcome.
Gnoo Blas Classic Car Club president Denis Gregory said for the first time owners of dilapidated old vehicles had been invited to participate in the show.
“We decided we wanted to highlight every kind of car, from the best car in the show to the worst and further open it up to people with trusty old rust buckets who want to take them out to Jack Brabham Park,” Mr Gregory said.
“There’s even a handsome trophy for the winner that’s probably worth more than the car that wins it.”
Mr Gregory said today’s show would celebrate “everything on wheels” while commemorating the 60th anniversary of the opening of the old circuit in 1953.
Classic cars, vintage cars, street cars, sports cars, racing cars, new cars and motorcycles will be lined up in the park from 10am.
Special features will include a tricked-up Ford GT R highway patrol car from Sydney that was built for the NSW Police’s 150th anniversary this year.
“Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle that starred in six Disney movies, will be a big hit with kids at the show and they will be able to go on a lap of the old track in Herbie as well as in some of the other classic cars,” Mr Gregory said.
“Spectators will also be able to meet racing legends Jim Richards and Colin Bond.”
The admission charge is $3 with kids under 15 years of age free.