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One of the many interesting car exhibits at 2019’s Motorfest. Image: Lynne Mowbray.

Motorfest 21 postponed

The brakes have been applied to the Grafton Vintage Motor Vehicle Club’s Motorfest 21 with the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak in Sydney forcing organisers to postpone the event until November 7.

Club President Doug Clark said while the decision was a difficult one for the committee to make, postponing the event was in the best interests of public health and safety.

“Under the current conditions, we couldn’t risk running the event,” he said.

“We were worried about people’s movements and crowd numbers, so the decision was made to postpone the event for three months to give us some time to see how the situation in Sydney plays out.”

While he described the postponement as disappointing, Mr Clark said he and fellow club members are focusing on the new date later this year.

Mr Clark also expressed his sincere gratitude to the events sponsors, including major sponsor Benny’s Smash Repairs, and supporters for their understanding and cooperation.

“We’re looking forward to running the event in a few months and hopefully things will have settled by then,” he said.

The Grafton Vintage Motor Vehicle Club’s Motorfest 21 was originally scheduled to be held on August 22 and the event had attracted plenty of interest from the owners of vintage and classic vehicles.

The club is looking forward to welcoming the community and visitors to the event later this year.