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 12 months, mentioned he hopes the occasion shall be a terrific introduction to the group.

“That is our first main automobile and bike occasion,” he mentioned. “We’ve not even been open for 3 months so hopefully it will be an excellent month to begin.

“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 an excellent day’s drive, so that is the proper place for that.”

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

Classes embrace a public selection award, jury award, and pre-Nineteen Eighties and post-Nineteen Eighties automobile 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 need to proceed to help.

“We expect it is a actually good trigger and so they all the time attain out for donations. We’re serving to native households in want and we actually need to help 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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