2000+ Attend Berrigan’s big show

Bill King from Shepparton won the ‘Full on Truck Maintenance’ trophy.

Car lovers rejoiced at the weekend following the return of the Berrigan Show ‘n’ Shine.

More than 2000 people attended the event, which was a great result for the new committee.

‘‘We really had no idea what to expect considering it’s been three years since we were last able to hold the event,’’ Berrigan Show ‘n’ Shine Committee secretary Janice Graham said.

‘‘We also weren’t sure whether people would be deterred by COVID. We really were flying blind.’’

However, with the help of past committee members, and the considerable efforts of community members and sponsors, the Show ‘n’ Shine was an indisputable success.

‘‘We had more than 300 vehicles registered for judging alone, and to have more than 2000 adults attend — it’s amazing how many people turned up.

‘‘We had people from the top of New South Wales right down to the bottom of Victoria attend the event.’’

There was plenty to see, with car and motorbike judging, helicopter rides, and more.

‘‘We had some really positive feedback from people,’’ said Ms Graham.

‘‘A lot of people felt that it was good just to do something again. It’s definitely been a community led event all the way through.’’

Category winners included Michael Maxwell, whose 76 Holden Torana won the top muscle cars category and Garry Kuagge, whose EH Sedan won best custom car.

Pauline Dickins’ 1932 Ford won policeman’s choice and John Mahe’s 1930 Ford won Top Hot Rod.

Berrigan’s own Kel Baxter won best military vehicle, for his 1944 Studebacker US6.