Coastal car show breaks new record
YOU could mistake Bell Park, Emu Park for being taken for a ride into the past on Sunday.
From the dazzling dames, timeless music to head-turning hot rods, bikes, trucks and other automobiles, Classics by the Coast was in full gear.
All Classics Car Club president Glen Hamilton said he was thrilled with the turnout of cars and visitors on the day - exceeding previous year's attendance.
"We had 380 vehicles roll up, which is 20 more than the previous year in 2015,” Glen said.
"It was a fantastic day with plenty of fun and festivities, we will know in a couple of days' time exactly how much money we raised for the Police Citizens Youth Club.
"We had volunteers from the PCYC helping throughout the day which made the event run so smoothly.”
Glen said Mother Nature was on the coast's side, making all the vehicles shine and sparkle beautifully throughout the park.
"All the clubs have been really supportive in helping make our 10th Classics by the Coast a magical one,” Glen said.
"Our entertainment, Ray and Chrissy were phenomenal and worked in perfectly with Triple M throughout the day.
"We had more vintage beauties than you could count in our Fashions by the Coast, many of whom not only dressed in pin-up, but also boasted the personality too.
"We really have to thank everyone for their ongoing support in making Classics by the Coast an incredible event on the Capricorn Coast's social calendar.”
Glen strongly believes much of the success of this car show, comes from its biennial approach.
"That's the magic of such an event like this to keep getting bigger and better each time,” Glen said.
"I even had Swing A Billy Ray approach me telling me that it beats any car show from a size and variety perspective.
"We also believe the venue is the absolute maker of it.”