2017 Festival of Wheels

A great turnout

Magnificent weather promised  a good start to  the Festival of Wheels Classic Car Show held last Sunday. The Derwent Entertainment Centre proved a perfect venue for  the 150 vehicles. Along with a a diverse range of  classic and exotic  vehicles were Coaches and Fire tenders from yesteryear. There was a range of motorcycles including one from 1910 with a wicker sidecar whose elderly owner had ridden around the world five years ago. Over a thousand people attended the event and enjoyed the sounds of the Ecplipse Duo entertaining with a great repertoire of music.  A big thank you to Peter Gee for giving his time as our MC  and interviewing many of the car owners throughout the day. Of course the Judges were busy and after a performance by the Taiko Drummers a number of awards were presented to the deserving owners. The day was organised to raise money for the Menzies Centre and research into Men’s Health.  A big thank you to the many Sponsors who supported us and of course such a day  could not happen with out the many volunteers needed. Along with the small committee who spent months planning,  the able assistance on the day from a mixture of sources including Hash House Harriers, North Hobart Rotarians, friends and partners made for a successful and enjoyable event. No doubt we will be gearing up again next year for an even bigger Festival of Wheels.

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