Motorfest: Pambula’s motor show on steroids

Love those hot rods? Visit Motorfest on Sunday.
Love those hot rods? Visit Motorfest on Sunday.

If the smell of hot engine oil is like nectar to you and the sound of many thousands of ccs revving up is music to your ears then don’t miss Motorfest, this Sunday, April 13 at Pambula Sporting Complex, Pambula Beach. It’s every rev head’s dream show with hot rods, bikes, boats, machinery demos and big trucks with plenty of grunt showing off their colours.

The event starts on Saturday, April 12 with a Saturday Super Cruise through the main streets of Pambula and Merimbula.

Motorfest committee member, Scott Whatman said: “There will be about 100 cars led by the local Highway Patrol. They will leave Pambula Beach at 12 noon and head towards Merimbula. It’s a great chance to see some of the vehicles on displayed on Sunday.”

The cars will turn left at Merimbula Drive and then head out of town, through the bypass and back down to Eden, Scott said. On Saturday evening the Motorfest committee invites everyone to come along to the Top Pub, Pambula where they are having a meet and greet with a chance to meet informally and enjoy some music.

However Sunday is the big day.  “There’ll be cars , bikes, a  motorcross stunt show, boats, machinery demos, excavators, cranes, a log trunk and a jet powered mini dragster  which will be firing up,” Scott said.

There’s a pin up competition for the best dressed in a 50s costume and plenty of spit and polish will be taking place as a couple of hundred competitors prepare for the show and shine competition. Over  80 trophies are on offer covering a range of categories including trucks, tractors and stationery engines; presentations are at 3pm.

There will be a monster garage sale too of anything and everything with sites still available for $10. Scott said: “We’re encouraging people to clean out their sheds and come to the swap meet where they can sell it, swap it or trade it. Sites are still available on the day. If you turn up at 6am with a trailer load of stuff can still be part of the monster garage sale up to 9am.”

There’s also a huge raffle for a tipping box trailer with a cage stuffed full of other prizes. If you get peckish there’s plenty of food stalls and a photo booth is available for a selfie with a difference as a lasting memory of the day.

Some proceeds of the show will go back into the community with money being given to the Pambula Hospital Auxiliary and also the Pambula Sporting Complex.

Entrance and trade stalls have access from 6am and the event is open to the public from 10am. Entry is $5 adult and children free. To enter a car for the competition is $20, $10 a motor bike and trade stalls cost $50 a site.

Scott said that last year there were nearly 10,000 visitors through the gates and he expected more than that this time.


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