This year Pambula Motorfest celebrated five years and although weather concerns may have affected numbers of exhibitors attending, organisers are hoping they will be as well placed as in previous years, to return money to local good causes.
In fact they are hoping that with the money from this year’s Motorfest, the sum returned to the community over the last five years will reach $100,000.
Founding organiser, Scott Whatman said that “some of the interstate guys pulled out because of the weather at their end but I am still very pleased with how it turned out”.
On Saturday, from the youngest tots to grandparents there was something for everyone with plenty of amusements, a jumping castle and Swap Meet stalls to browse. If engines were your interest then there was everything from the man who made toy vehicles from old Singer sewing machines through to the loudest and biggest of machinery, cars, trucks and even a jet engine.
Ride-on lawnmower drivers showed plenty of skills and competed with the stunt FlairRiders for the crowd’s attention. They demonstrated what not to do on a bike, motorised or not with back flips, hands-off, turning and spinning stunts that delighted the crowd.
Tony the reptile man had snakes and a rare golden crocodile to keep the crowds interested as well as turtles.
For something a little more sedate there were some wonderful historic cars on show and craft work from the Candelo Sewing Group.
On Sunday cars from Motorfest cruised up to Short Point before returning to Pambula Sports Complex for a barbecue. Mr Whatman thanked the many sponsors and everyone who attended the day.
Although the final amount of money is still to be counted, Mr Whatman is keen to hear from not-for-profit groups, clubs or individuals who may be in need of special help.
He said that he wanted to cast the net wider to include Eden, Bega and Tura Beach as well as Merimbula and Pambula. Anyone wishing to apply for a donation should contact Wendy Lyons at email@example.com or phone 6495 7758.
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