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Models: Kade Valja (Flowspace Gallery & Studios) & Meg Lucas. Kade will be part of the Art Battle taking place at Motorfest on Saturday August 24 from 12pm. Car: FX Holden Ute owned by Graham Benn Location: Mural painted by Kade Valja at Headspace, Grafton Image: Kim Dahl

Motor vehicles to star

Grafton Vintage Motor Vehicle Club’s 3rd annual Motorfest will take place this weekend (Saturday and Sunday August 24-25). The weekend will showcase some amazing vehicles as well as a host of entertainment. There will be fun activities for the kids and plenty of demonstrations by local community groups.  You can browse over thirty market stalls and enjoy delicious food and drinks.

This year’s Fashions In The Field competition will start at 11am on Saturday 24 with judging to take place at 1pm. An innovative Art Battle will take place on Saturday from 12pm with two graffiti artists turning a wrecked car into a work of art. Live bands will perform on Saturday from 2:30pm and on Sunday from 10:30am.

The Grafton Truck Drivers Social Club will also be holding a Truck Show and Shine as part of this year’s Grafton Motorfest. There will be something to suit everyone at the club’s home grounds at Jabour Park, Minden Street South Grafton.

Cheryl Benn

Melissa Croucher with French bulldogs, Mercedes & Porsche, on loan from South Grafton News & Gifts, Skinner Street, South Grafton. Car: 1969 Peugeot 404 owned by Club President, Doug Clarke Location: Front gates at Jabour Park. Image: Contributed
Lorraine Lloyd & Doug Davis. Rock ‘n Roll feature dancers from the Stars of Clarence fundraiser for the Cancer Council. Car: 1960 Chevrolet Impala owned by Peter Buckler Location: IScream café, Prince Street, Grafton. Image: Contributed
Suzanne Campbell, 2019 Matron of Honour, Jacaranda Festival Car: 1929 Dodge Victory Six owned by Tom Raven Location: Outside replica of original Neptune service station owned by the Raven family Image: Kim Dahl
Ken Norton Car: 1972 GRD Formula 3 race car Location: Grafton Vintage Motor Vehicle Club, Jabour Park, South Grafton. Image: Kim Dahl