By Derek Schlennstedt
There was plenty of horsepower to get your engines revving at this year’s annual Monbulk Car show, which was held on Sunday, 26 November.
Over 2000 revheads descended on Monbulk Main Street keen to show-off their pride and joys to the world.
From classic Chrome Chryslers, to magnificent old Indian motorcycles, there were hundreds of classic cars and bikes on show.
Organiser Richard Licciardi said that the event was a huge success, despite the weather, and added that this year’s Kids Zone was a huge hit.
“We were pleasantly surprised that the place was completely full and we had over 300 car entrants,” he said.
“The Kids Zone was huge and was still busy after presentations.
“Everybody packed up and opened up the road again and the Kids Zone was still going – we had a huge croc slide, which was nine metres tall, and two or three other rides.
“It’s becoming more of a family/community event, and that was the goal of mad cow.”
The event featured plenty of unique prizes which were given out for best paint and panel, best engineered, best original restoration, CFA captain’s award, police sergeant’s award and best club display.
“There was the people’s choice award and it was a Volkswagen Beetle panel van,” Mr Licciardi said.
“It was never produced by the factory and the story goes by the owner that he bought it from Norway on EBAY and only saw the photos.
“It was a very unusual car but it captured everyone’s imagination.”
Though the official count is yet to be undertaken, Mr Licciardi said he expected the event to raise around $7,000, all of which will be donated to the CFA.
“We probably raised around $7-10,000 dollars which will go towards our CFA, so that they can buy valuable equipment for the upcoming fire season.”