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HAVING A LOOK: Robert Queale admires a Porsche at Horsham’s annual Car and Bike show at May Park on Sunday. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

HAVING A LOOK: Robert Queale admires a Porsche at Horsham’s annual Car and Bike show at May Park on Sunday. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Vintage, restored, created and repaired. That sums up the variety of vehicles on show at the 19th annual Horsham Car and Bike Show on Sunday.
Despite rain during the showcase, participants and spectators were keen to show their support for families with sick children.
The event, which raises money for charity Wimmera Against Cancer in Kids, attracted 205 entries this year.
Show spokesman Simon Clark said despite the number of exhibitors being down on pervious years, he was pleased with the turnout.
“There is a lot happening at the moment and the rain did dampen our parade a little bit,” he said. “But to have 205 entries is really great.”
Organisers are yet to find out how much money was raised for WACK.
Mr Clark said the decrease in entrants and an early finish due to weather conditions would likely have an impact, but every single dollar counted.
“I do believe it will be down a little from last year,” he said.
“We will know in the next couple of days.” The event has a reputation for its wide collection of vehicles, featuring everything from bikes through to American muscle cars.
Mr Clark said the increasing variety and calibre of vehicles entered each year showed car and bike culture was moving in a positive direction.
He congratulated motoring enthusiasts for the variety of cars and bikes presented at the event.
“We had some of the best vehicles in western Victoria in the show. We even had a hot rod from Tasmania enter,” he said.
The show will celebrate its 20th birthday next year and organisers already have plans to see the event step up another level.
“It is really all about raising money for sick kids – that is the main reason why we do it,” Mr Clark said.
“But to have an event going for 20 years is a big thing. We will have a fair bit of planning to make sure it is the best it has ever been.”
– Lotte Reiter

Robert Dabonde with his 1962 Chevrolet Corvette at the WACK Car and Bike Show at May Park, Horsham.

Robert Dabonde with his 1962 Chevrolet Corvette at the WACK Car and Bike Show at May Park, Horsham.

Peter Ryan with his 10930 Austin 7 at the WACK Car and Bike Show at May Park, Horsham.

Peter Ryan with his 10930 Austin 7 at the WACK Car and Bike Show at May Park, Horsham.

Jan Barnard with her grandchildren Nhiia, Declan and Sebastian Taylor at the WACK Car and Bike Show at May Park, Horsham.

Jan Barnard with her grandchildren Nhiia, Declan and Sebastian Taylor at the WACK Car and Bike Show at May Park, Horsham.

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