Moree car show to hit top gear

DADS' DAY: Now in its 12th year, the show has become a staple of local Father’s Day celebrations and also attracts car enthusiasts from around NSW.
DADS' DAY: Now in its 12th year, the show has become a staple of local Father’s Day celebrations and also attracts car enthusiasts from around NSW.

Visitors and exhibitors are revving up for a great day out at the annual Father’s Day Moree Motor Trade Expo which will be held on September 2.

The car show attracts a wide range of enthusiasts who are keen to get their fix of classic cars, hot rods, vintage vehicles as well as a wide range of motorcycles, tractors and trucks and even stationary engines.

“The show is gaining momentum each year and as it grows so does the influx of visitors to town,” said Moree Motor Enthusiast Club president Sonia Rowe.

“It’s a great day out. The show always brings in a great crowd, and is a first stop for many people who head out to the races later in the day.”

Now in its 12th year, the show has become a staple of local Father’s Day celebrations and also attracts car enthusiasts from around NSW.

“The club has invited another motoring club as our special guests for the weekend showing them our friendly town and having them enter their cars into the show making for an exciting display,” said Sonia.

“This year it is a JAG club from Newcastle area and they are bringing up to eight cars for our show. We hope to do this each year inviting different clubs and bringing extra visitors to the area to see what our town has to offer.

“We will have car clubs from our region coming including the Tamworth area, Gunnedah, Narrabri, Inverell and Goondiwindi plus everywhere in between. There will be individuals bringing vehicles, bikes,tractors and trucks as well as local people showing off their pride and joys.”

Sonia said the Moree Motor Enthusiasts Club had been holding the Motor Trade Expo for 12 years and the club itself had expanded in that time with almost 50 members.

“Without the members hard work and support the show itself would not be possible,” said Sonia. “The members spend the weekend getting organised and they are up and at Jellico Park before 6am on Father’s Day setting up to make the day a safe successful family day out.”  

Sonia said the event had continued support from major sponsor and local business V6 Conversions, with Pat and Gina Gardener always keen to get behind the event and display their cars.

“We also have Tait Auto and Hill Fitzsimmons displaying their new and used vehicles as well as other local trade businesses showing off their products to give a wide range of different things to see,” said Sonia.

“This year we have The Regional Australia Bank coming on as a large sponsor for the second year in a row. We were also lucky enough to receive a large donation from Moree Plains Shire Council which has helped us promote the Motor Trade Expo to its maximum potential which we hope will bring more visitors and entries resulting in a better show for people to see.”

The show will kick off at 7am and end at 1pm, in time for expo-goers to head to the races.

HOT RODS: Enthusiasts will be keen to get their fix of classic cars, hot rods, vintage vehicles as well as a wide range of motorcycles, tractors and trucks.

HOT RODS: Enthusiasts will be keen to get their fix of classic cars, hot rods, vintage vehicles as well as a wide range of motorcycles, tractors and trucks.

NOT JUST CARS: There will be bikes and tractors and stationary engines on display at the show as well as an amazing array of cars.

NOT JUST CARS: There will be bikes and tractors and stationary engines on display at the show as well as an amazing array of cars.