PROUD motor vehicle owners took the opportunity on Sunday to show off their pride and joy in Robertson Park to mark National Motoring Heritage Day in an event sponsored by the Gnoo Blas Classic Car Club.
Cars produced from early last century through to the classic models of Holdens and Fords were all on show with the display of Ford and Holden vehicles even more significant, as they will no longer be produced in Australia.
“We’ve had a really good crowd here,” president of the Gnoo Blas Classic Car Club, Dennis Gregory said.
Yesterday’s vehicles included classic, veteran and vintage models many of which are only taken out of their garages a couple of times a year for the public to appreciate the models which were all put together by hand - a far cry from today’s automated production lines using robotics.
Mr Gregory said with the demise of the manufacture of the models in Australia, owners will treasure their cars even more into the future.
“Take a GT Falcon for example - some of those vehicles that are in original condition are fetching up to $700,000,” he said.
Mr Gregory said while some motor vehicle owners just bring their vehicles out a couple of days a year to show off at classic car shows, others use them every weekend for recreational purposes.
“The one thing is that people who own these cars get a lot of satisfaction out of owning these beautiful cars,” he said.
National Motoring Heritage Day is an initiative of the Australian Historic Motoring Federation, the national body representing motoring groups.