Noosa Beach Classic Car Show 2015

I've never been much of a car enthusiast until I attended the Noosa Beach Classic Car Club Show...

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  1. The Noosa Beach Classic Car Club held its annual show on Sunday October 4 under the clear blue spring skies of the iconic beachside town of Noosa Heads.
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  3. I had the pleasure of attending this event and I have to say I really enjoyed the time I spent there. I've never owned a classic car or a muscle car and I'm not a car enthusiast by any means, but I loved every minute of this event. I've always had a healthy respect for car enthusiasts and a true appreciation of the effort and dedication that goes into owning one of these beauties, and to be honest, after attending this event I can genuinely see myself owning and enjoying a classic car at a later stage in my life.
  4. I look forward to the time when my wife and I can cruise around the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Top down, picnic on the backseat, scarves blowing in the breeze without a care in the world.
  5. Until that time, I'll just have to admire them from afar and get my fix by watching classic car shows on the tele. But, one day I will have my own pride and joy, so keep a membership form handy Noosa Beach Car Club, I'll be back!
  6. One of these would do nicely! NBCCC club members, Reg Merry (L) and Peter Rayment (R), show off their pride and joy to the local media before the event. A 1965 Corvette convertible and a 1948 MG-TC. Simply stunning!
  7. This event started with humble beginnings in 1988, when a group of local enthusiasts assembled 17 cars in Hastings Street in response to a request from the local traders association to join a street party to promote Hastings Street. That day the Noosa Beach Classic Car Club (NBCCC) formed officially, and from that point, the event has gone from strength to strength. Nowadays, it's hard to believe an event like this was even required when the bustling shopping and dining strip of Hastings Street is witnessed in full school-holiday mode.
  8. Now in its 27th year, the event's popularity has continued to rise. This year, the event organisers expected to assemble 200 cars. However, this expectation was surpassed when close to 270 entries were received, a far cry from the 17 original exhibitors in 1988. Spectators numbers also passed previous milestones. This year's event attracted approximately 3000 visitors.
  9. All weekend a procession of classic cars paraded into town to take up their position among $10 million dollars worth of the most spectacular and rarest vehicles in Australia. Volunteers were on-hand to assist owners to take their place at Lions Park.
  10. While the event is open to all makes and models of vehicle, this year the show hosted the Jaguar Drivers Club of Queensland and the Marque of the Year was Jaguar.
  11. Pacific Jaguar and the Jaguar Drivers Club of QLD amassed a display of new and classic Jaguars models of all colors, shapes and sizes.
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  13. It was great to meet some of the members of the Noosa Beach Classic Car Club who organise the event and who do such wonderful things within the community. One such gentleman was Grayham Bickley. He is a dedicated classic car enthusiast and a life member of the club.
  14. Grayham kept everyone well informed and entertained during the day. Grayham commented, "the club has donated more than $180,000 dollars to charities over the years and this year the club will donate around $5000 to five local charities". This year the NBCC will donate to the Sea Scouts, Katie Rose Cottage, Riding for the disabled, Men's Shed and Brighter Future for Kids.
  15. There were a number of automotive trade businesses displaying their products and services at the show. Craig Tully from Advanced Auto detailing said "I consider it a great privilege to work on classic cars and I love exceeding the owner's expectations". Craig is passionate about everything automotive and remarked, "I really enjoy teaching people how to make their cars and bikes look their best".
  16. The team from Tyrepower Noosaville were on hand all day to assist people with their tyre and wheel questions. Dallas Flanders said, "we have been attending this event for a number of years now and it's a good way for us to develop and maintain relationships with our new and existing customers". "It's a great event and we look forward to coming back again next year", he said.
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