The Kin Kin Hot Rod Show attracted a crowd last Sunday as gates were thrown open to the public. Winners were decided by the entrants, who walked around and inspected the vehicles on display before casting their votes.
The Kin Kin Hot Rod Show attracted a crowd last Sunday as gates were thrown open to the public. Winners were decided by the entrants, who walked around and inspected the vehicles on display before casting their votes. Contributed

Kin Kin Hot Rod Show turns heads

HOT rods and custom cars from across South-East Queensland went on display at the weekend during the Kin Kin Hot Rod Show.

The show, in its second year, pleased event spokesperson Robert Lingard.

“It was our second year and the number and quality of cars entered was an attraction,” he said.

“We had more time to organise this year and that produced a far better show.”

In total, just under 100 cars were entered in the show, giving the public access to an array of impressive machines.

The Kin Kin Hot Rod Show came to exist last year when the manager of the Kin Kin Pub approached the town’s hot rod club with the suggestion.

Since those early beginnings, Lingard said the town was looking to ensure the event established itself as a regular attraction on the calendar.

“Clubs every weekend are holding events all the time and we are glad to be a part of that,” he said.

“The response has been really positive and we hope to make sure the show becomes an annual event.”

Participants in the show stayed an entire week in Kin Kin while the main day, the show and shine, was on Sunday, during which access was given to the public.

One hot rod owner, Bob Parkhurst, flew up from Melbourne to be a part of the show.

Admirers walked around taking in the cars of various makes and styles, appreciating the attention to detail from their proud owners.

The day before, hot rod owners fired up their machines and took to the hinterland, having lunch on the road before returning for a movie at Pomona’s Majestic Theatre.

Gympie Times


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