Owners ready to crank up the vintage vehicles
IF YOU are a vintage car owner the chances are all roads are leading to Grafton today.
The Grafton Vintage Car Club's Jacaranda Car Rally has attracted owners from around the state for a mix of rallies and displays as part of the festivities.
Club spokesman Kim Dahl said a trip to Yamba and lunch to Iluka via the ferry gave the old cars a good warm-up for the static display on Saturday under the Jacarandas and in front of Christ Church Cathedral.
Following the display and official welcome the club extends an invitation to inspect some of the fine machinery of days gone by.
The display will feature vehicles dating from the early 1920s to some of later vehicles such as Valiants, MGBs, Jaguars and others.
Mr Dahl said this year promised to be the equal and possibly better than previous years.
He said visitors could take part in a people's choice awards to find the exhibit most popular with spectators.
In the afternoon the cars take a short run and then assemble about 4.30pm in the showground to prepare for the Jacaranda Float Parade.
On Sunday the rally concludes with a trip to Jackadgery and Raspberry Lookout.
Vehicles will assemble in Prince St at 9am, giving spectators another chance to inspect them.
Grafton Vintage Car Club, now in its 51st year, invites spectators and owners of vintage/veteran vehicles to come and talk to club members on Saturday.