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PHOTOS | VIDEO | New trophy for WACK Horsham Car and Bike Show

Kate, Mikolas, 3, and Ben Adams at 2018 WACK Car and Bike Show at May Park.


PLENTY TO SEE: Kate, Nikolas, 3, and Ben Adams of Horsham at the 2018 Horsham Car and Bike Show at May Park. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Organisers of Horsham Car and Bike Show will create a new perpetual trophy on the back of one of their most successful shows in the event’s 18-year history.
Wimmera Against Cancer in Kids, WACK, which organises the event, will create the Graham Webb Perpetual Trophy for the best original presented award category.
Mr Webb, of Mitre, who has been fighting cancer, donated an historic spanner, manufactured at Horsham’s May and Millar foundry between the 1870s to the 1940s, to the event.
Event spokesman Chris Creasey said Mr Webb approached members of the committee on Sunday and handed them the spanner, telling them how he would like to donate the item – to possibly be auctioned for WACK.
He said Mr Webb was moved to tears as he told of his connection with the event’s cause.

Sam Creasey with an historic spanner donated to WACK at the WACK Car and Bike Show.

Sam Creasey with an historic spanner donated to WACK at the WACK Car and Bike Show. Graeme Webb donated the spanner and it will be used as a perpetual trophy.


Committee members were so touched they decided to create a perpetual award with the spanner – to be mounted and presented in years to come to the winner of the best original presented vehicle, Mr Webb’s favourite vehicle category.
“To create the Graham Webb perpetual trophy is our way of recognising how much the cars, the bikes – and the event – mean to people. It’s acknowledging the support of the community, and honouring Horsham’s history at the same time,” Mr Creasey said.
Sunday’s big car and bike show filled all available space at May Park with displays, motoring enthusiasts and visitors.
Event organisers said they were ‘simply blown away’ by the success of the event based on volume and quality of vehicle entries, as well as the support and generosity of the community.
Committee member Simon Clark said the trend from several previous shows had been an increase of four or five entries each year ‘which had been great’.

“But to go from 208 entries in 2017 to 241 this year is well beyond what we expected,” he said. 
In sunny and still conditions, May Park was filled with all makes, model, eras and genres of automotive vehicles – all put on show by proud owners to raise money for Wimmera Against Cancer in Kids.
Although having yet to establish a final dollar figure from the show, the committee is confident of adding several thousand dollars to the trust that supports district families in need. 
Neil Smith and friend with his 1984 Citroen at the 2018 WACK Car and Bike Show at May Park.

Neil Smith and friend with his 1984 Citroen at the 2018 WACK Car and Bike Show at May Park.


“The attitude of the local community towards WACK is fantastic, and we get great support from the public, and clubs such as The Little Desert Rodders, Old Skool Hotrod and Custom Club and the Wimmera Historical Vehicle Society,” Mr Clark said.
“What’s even more refreshing is the response from those who attend our show from outside the district.
“We draw entries from Ballarat, Mildura, Hamilton, Mount Gambier and beyond.
“Once they find out we’re doing it for kids, they seem to have a new appreciation for the event and are genuinely keen to return.”

Phill and Jan Barnard with their 1964 Buick at 2018 WACK Car and Bike Show at May Park.

Phill and Jan Barnard with their 1964 Buick at 2018 WACK Car and Bike Show at May Park.

Aiden Ciemcioch and Dylan Eagles admire a Mad Max car at 2018 WACK Car and Bike Show at May Park.

Aiden Ciemcioch and Dylan Eagles admire a Mad Max car at 2018 WACK Car and Bike Show at May Park.

Sammy Cooper at the 2018 WACK Car and Bike Show at May Park.

Sammy Cooper at the 2018 WACK Car and Bike Show at May Park.

2018 WACK Car and Bike Show at May Park.

2018 WACK Car and Bike Show at May Park.

2018 WACK Car and Bike Show at May Park.

2018 WACK Car and Bike Show at May Park.


2018 WACK Car and Bike Show at May Park.

2018 WACK Car and Bike Show at May Park.

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