Halls Gap Old Skool Hotrod and Custom Club run draws hundreds| Photos

HUNDREDS of hot rod enthusiasts made their way to Halls Gap at the weekend for the 2014 Old Skool Hotrod and Custom Club run.

President of the Horsham-based club, Craig Hobbs, said this year’s event featured almost 200 hotted up pre-1965 vehicles.

“It was a great weekend, with people coming from far and wide to check out the cars,” he said.

Mr Hobbs said highlights included Saturday’s fashion parade and Sunday’s show and shine.

“The retro fashion parade was great, the hall was packed out,” he said.

“We had seven entrants in the Miss Old Skool competition, which we were really happy with.”

Mr Hobbs said while some people enjoyed the entire weekend’s festivities, others travelled to Halls Gap specifically for the cars.

“A lot of international tourists came along for a look and there were also people who came from Horsham and across the region,” he said.

Mr Hobbs said he had received plenty of positive feedback about the rod run.

“Everyone was very impressed by how the event was run,” he said.

“I want to thank everyone for coming. It was a very successful weekend.”

Mr Hobbs said Halls Gap shopkeepers were also pleased with the rod run, now in its eighth year.

“The shops were packed with people buying food for their families,” he said.

“It was a big boost for businesses in Halls Gap and the Grampians.”

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