Tenterfield Show & Shine 2018

Pat Gillespie carries on the family tradition of pride in vintage vehicles, and has the trophies to prove it from Sunday's Show & Shine. (Photo by Marian Rogan.)
Pat Gillespie carries on the family tradition of pride in vintage vehicles, and has the trophies to prove it from Sunday's Show & Shine. (Photo by Marian Rogan.)

Tenterfield Transport Museum hosted its Show & Shine at its Francis Streets grounds on Sunday, April 15 and what a show and shine it was.

Overnight rain washed off the dust and car lovers polished their beauties to perfection as all manner of vehicles was put on display.

New England Veteran and Vintage Car Club member Pat Gillespie was thrilled with his dual wins, scoring a trophy for best ute and another for being amongst the top five exhibits on the day.

His entry and 148 others were duly inspected by a throng of spectators enjoying the autumn sunshine and the attention to detail exhibited by these owners, some of whom travelled far to participate in the show.

In the top five were Chris Miller (2011 Sapphire Chopper), Rebecca Robertson (1959 Cadillac coupe), Colin Keep (1970 Ford Falcon XY GT sedan), Pat Gillespie (1954 Holden FJ sedan) and Dwayne Wells (Ford Fairlane ZC).

People's Choice was John Beaton’s 1973 Holden HQ GTS sedan.

In other results...

Top Hot Rod: Steve Cook (1938 Ford Tudor); Top Paint: Darren Pollard (1968 Holden HK Monaro); Top Coupe: Neil McLane (1929 Ford A-Coupe); Top Sedan: Steve Fitness (1962 Chrysler Valiant S-Series sedan); Top GT:  John & Faye Stanford (1969 Ford Falcon XW GT sedan); Top Wagon: Paul Grill (1967 Valiant VC station wagon); Top Street Machine: Mark Low (Holden HQ GTS sedan); Best Falcon: Cameron Griffiths (1975 Ford Falcon Coupe John Goss Special); Top Interior: Jason & Ella Groeschel (1973 Ford Mustang convertible); Top Engine Bay: John Grill (1976 Chrysler CL panel van); Top Promoter's Choice: Sandi & Bob Cray (1959 Olympic Vintage Caravan); Encouragement Award: Liz Sozou (1967 Volkswagen Beetle); and Best Truck: Tony Chisholm (Kenworth).

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