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Nicole and Guy Lopes of Woombah who took out this year’s Fashions in the Field at Grafton Motorfest on Saturday. The couple loved dressing up for the event saying that it was a good opportunity to Show and Shine yourself at the Motorfest. Image: Lynne Mowbray

Grafton Motorfest gathering momentum

Lynne Mowbray |

The third annual Grafton Motorfest was held at Jabour Park, South Grafton, over the weekend, with organisers pleased with the running of this year’s event.

Motorfest organiser Kim Dahl said the event is getting bigger and better every year.

“We’ve had just over 200 cars on display plus the trucks and some new cars, bikes and tractors,” Mr Dahl said.

“So we probably had the best part of 250 vehicles on the ground.

“Last year we had around 180 cars and now in conjunction with the trucks that are going to use this as their main event too, it will only get bigger and better.

“We had everything from hand built cars, hot rods and modern cars and there was even a hot rod which was totally hand built, by a local man.

“We had the Sporting Car Club, who are great supporters, displaying some open wheelers and sports sedan cars.

“Probably the most popular era of the cars on display was in the 60s and 70s, but that’s standard because the baby boomers are into that style of car and year of car.

“The “Fashions in the Field” is proving to be quite successful with a number of ladies and men dressed to the period, which is great to see.

“We also had vintage caravans, trade displays, market stalls, SES, F+RNSW and Rural Fire Service (RFS), as well as entertainment.

“The event is a great fundraiser for the club and we work hard, planning for 12 months in advance, for this event.

“We were really happy with this year’s Motorfest and it’s going to be even bigger next year,” he said.

Julie Lindsay of Coffs Harbour with her 1967 Airstream – Made in California. Image: Lynne Mowbray.
One of the many interesting car exhibits at this year’s Motorfest. Image: Lynne Mowbray.
Firies from F+RNSW and RFS join together for photo L-R Wayne Koppel, Beaun West, Tristan Evans, Andy Smith Graham Richards and Luke Welch. Image: Lynne Mowbray.
Ashton, Eli and Navrin Jones, of Grafton. Image: Lynne Mowbray.
Matching vintage models. Image: Lynne Mowbray
Ashton and Eden Summers, of Tucabia, with their grandparents Karen and Dennis Darke of Minnie Waters. Image: Lynne Mowbray
India and Charley McCully of the Gold Coast who are currently travelling around Australia with their family. Image: Lynne Mowbray