Hot rod heaven in Nambucca

IF you are a car lover, then Nambucca's main street would have looked like paradise on Saturday morning.

It was packed from top to bottom and five or six abreast with hot rods of all shapes, sizes, colours and ages.

One organiser, Gary Ward, said the turn out this year for the annual Valla Hot Rod Meet had been fantastic and had included a record number of rookie cars.

“Rookies are cars that have never been on a run before,” Mr Ward said.

“This year we had between 90 and 100 rookies showing off their new cars to their peers.”

But it's not all about glitz and glamour.

One visitor, Jon Lockyer from Bellingen, said as well as the highly-polished cars, there were those that preferred the bashed-up, untended look.

“Some people had even stuck on special 'bullet hole' decals but I did see one old bomb with real ones,” Mr Lockyer said.

He said there appeared to be more hot rods being driven by women than in previous years, including a number with L-plates.

“I thought that was very trusting of the owners.”



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