Start your engines for the Australia Day show

Start your engines for the Australia Day show

The STAFF at Ballarat Classic and Collectables Market are gearing as much as rejoice Australia Day with a automobile and bike present household day.

The occasion will happen on Thursday, January 26 on the former Mill Markets facility in Warrenheip.

Proprietor Shane Magri, who took over the venue late final yr, mentioned he hopes the occasion shall be an amazing introduction to the neighborhood.

“That is our first main automobile and bike occasion,” he mentioned. “We have not even been open for 3 months so hopefully it’s going to be a very good month to start out.

“Ballarat is understood for its automobiles. There are such a lot of automobile golf equipment right here and we’re very obsessed with it, and lots of people come right here for a very good day’s drive, so that is the right place for that.”

Greater than 100 basic automobiles and 20 bikes are anticipated to participate within the competitions, which price $5.

Classes embrace a public selection award, jury award, and pre-Nineteen Eighties and post-Nineteen Eighties car awards, and money prizes of $500 can be found.

Proceeds from the competitors shall be donated to the Ballarat Soup Bus, and market supervisor Renae Wilson mentioned this is a corporation they wish to proceed to assist.

“We predict it is a actually good trigger and so they at all times attain out for donations. We’re serving to native households in want and we actually wish to assist this going ahead,” he mentioned.

“We had an enormous journey earlier than, the place we donated 80 baskets to them at Christmas time.

“We did a automobile present when this was the Mill Market. That was about three years in the past and it was one of many largest days we have ever had.

“I feel will probably be larger than final time.”

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