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This was the 15th Motorfest held by the Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest Car Club and had a record 351 entrants, one of the largest turnouts ever. Generally, over 300 cars attend so it has always proved to be a draw for the Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest area.

The day started at 7am with organisers fitting the stage together where speakers addressed the crowds and musicians entertained the visitors. Club Members arrived in their own cars to line up for the show without impeding the lines of arriving entrants.† The show opened at 10.00am when the Master of Ceremonies introduced the President of the Club to say a few words and Len Roberts was introduced to open the show.

The Club organised judges to look at the cars and produce winners in various categories of car.† The Best Pre-war car

was a Morris Flat Radiator model of late 1920ís and a 1947 Jaguar Mark IV, looking very smart with its large headlights (the Lucas P100 units which are impressive on any car) was considered to be the Best Post war British car.† Other categories included Best British car, Best Holden and so forth. About 16 categories were used and in addition, other prizes are allocated for various aspects of the show and these prizes can include vouchers at a Car Spares firm which helps the owner maintain his car or can supply oils against the voucher. Raffles were held which had various prizes making the raffles a popular aspect of the Motorfest.

Food was also available with sausage and steak sandwiches provided by the local Rural Fire Brigade whilst cold drinks were sold by the Club itself. The Red Cross Ladies offer cakes, coffee and tea so that all these facilities were well used.

Prize-giving started about 1.00pm when the lucky winners were called to the stage for presentation of their prizes. Most years, the Motorfest has been held under blue skies and this year was no exception. Clouds did wander around but seemed to miss the Oval and I can recall only one year when the event was help in pouring rain from beginning to end!

We hope the Motorfest will continue for many years.

Peter Caunt

Successful Motorfest at Hawks Nest

Pre War

Post War