THREE bucks doesn't even buy a good cup of coffee these days, but it did cover entry to Sunday's gem of a car show at Cooroy.
Hosted by the Combined Coastal Car Club, the open-to-all Show and Shine attracted a wide range of entries, appealing to a mix of motoring tastes.
Hot rods, modifieds, customs and classics all lined up for judging, while bikes, trucks and tractors also added to the eye candy.
Cooroy has hosted an annual car show for 20 years now, but this year's was the biggest yet with more than 200 cars on the field and more than 2000 spectators attending, said organiser Darryl Nielsen.
"We had only 600 through the gates last year and were expecting the same," he said. "I'm absolutely gob smacked and delighted, and the fact the extra money supports community organisations is very important to us."
Car of the show - as decided by independent judges - was a modified Holden VZ SS ute which fought off stiff competition.
Meanwhile the swap meet looked to be doing good trade, and a free bouncy castle and face painting for kids also went down well.
The unprecedented attendance meant food ran out on three occasions, but such was the positive feedback from attendees the Cooroy show can expect enduring popularity for years to come.