GREAT DAY OUT: Danny Nevins of the Grand Hotel at Biggenden welcomes some of his biker mates to town for the inaugural hot rod and custom car show.
GREAT DAY OUT: Danny Nevins of the Grand Hotel at Biggenden welcomes some of his biker mates to town for the inaugural hot rod and custom car show. Erica Murree

Custom cars and bikes a hit

AFTER a 20-hour day, organisers Danny and Kerry Nevins were extremely happy with the outcome of their hot rod, bike and custom car day they organised for Biggenden on Saturday.

The hot-rodding enthusiasts and Grand Hotel owners were keen to bring their love of custom cars to the people of Biggenden for the inaugural show.

Mr Nevins said after six months of planning, everything ran smoothly,

"The day was like a festival,” he said.

"It was great to see the street full of people mingling.”

It was a day of fun, food and music as cars and bikes lined the streets of the main business area.

Twenty-six entrants registered in the three categories.

But Mrs Nevins said there were many more vehicles on show the owners hadn't registered.

"They were just happy to be part of the day and check out all the other vehicles,” she said.

It was up to the general public who won each section

Biggenden Apex Club benefited from the registrations, along with the raffles that ran on the morning.

A surprise visitor was Elvis, who joined John Vea Vea for a couple of songs, much to the crowd's delight.

Results:

Most unusual: Rocco Beale 32 Ford Roadstar.

Custom car: 1st Tony Davies 1973 Holden Monaro LS coupe, 2nd John Elliott 1959 Tank Fairlane, 3rd Tony Russell XA GT Ford.

Hot rod: 1st Terry Leunberger 351 T Bucket, 2nd Simon Rohoe Ford T bucket, 3rd Len Warren 1937 Ford Anglia.

Bike: 1st Steve Maule Ironhorse Harley, 2nd Graham Jefferies 1986 Harley Davidson soft tail custom, 3rd Alex Jenner 1974 custom rigid Harley.


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