Minyip Show and Shine 2018 attracts vintage cars, motorbikes

MINYIP Show and Shine organisers expect thousands of people to descend on the town for their third event on Saturday.

Organiser Dale Maggs said the show aimed to raise awareness and funding for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and projects in the town.

He said the idea for a show and shine came to him a little over three years ago.

“The farmers had a poor crop the year prior, and a lot of farmers and town folk were a bit down,” he said.

“I thought it was a great idea to give the community a bit of colour and something to look forward to.

“We put it on and it's blossomed from there.”

Mr Maggs said the 2018 edition of the show and shine would feature at least 120 vehicles.

“These will range from 1920s cars through to some brand new vehicles,” he said.

“We’ve got some great vintage cars of all types coming from different parts of Victoria.

“We will also have 30 or 40-odd motorbikes on show.

“This year we have some of the fastest motorcycles in Australia coming.

“There will also be a street market with bands and buskers and a range of stalls, including ones selling car memorabilia.

“Harley Davidson Horsham will be running demo rides for anyone interested in buying a new bike.”

Mr Maggs said the Minyip Lions Club and the town’s progress association supported the show, and Minyip Primary School students were also involved through a colouring competition.

“Every student in the school has entered, and every student will get a prize,” he said.

“There will also be free entertainment for kids.

“This year we’re lucky to have residents from Dunmunkle Lodge coming to have a look at the event.

“Last year’s event was extremely successful, and we expect with good weather we’ll have quite a few thousand people this year.

“The whole main street of Minyip will be on display, with cars stretching three quarters of a kilometre.”

The event will start with vehicle judging from 10am, followed by presentations at 11am.

Registrations are due by 9am on Saturday. Mr Maggs said people could call him on 0432 776 458 or visit Minyip Show and Shine on Facebook for more information.

There is a $10 entry fee for each section.

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