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Yamba Rod Run

cvi   This year’s Yamba Rod Run was the biggest attendance ever, with over 400 hot rods entering this year’s event. Early showers of rain on Saturday morning began to ease as the hot rods rolled into Yamba’s CBD at around 8am. Coldstream Street and Yamba Street were closed to other traffic during the hot rod static display. Winner of this year’s Best Hot Rod (top car street show) was Dale Meredith from Narangba, QLD. According to Dale, he has had his winning machine (an orange 41 Willys) for around five years and he has made it like a drag car. Dale said that he has been involved in hot rods since around the age of 15. “All of my family are involved in hot rods,” he said. “It’s a family thing. “My two brother’s cars are lined up beside mine.” Dale said that he has had over 30 cars and his brother Mark who lives in Canberra has had over 50. “We have our own club, it’s called the brotherhood”, Dale said laughing. “We all have 1932 cars because our mum is 83 and she’s a 1932 model”. Secretary of Borderline Street Rodders Inc. Lewi Falzon said that this year was the largest gathering with 429 hot rods. “Last year we cut off at 400 cars,” said Mr Falzon. “We put this event on for the hot rodders, but it’s the community who get behind it and make it a great event. “The town gets behind us 110-per-cent and gives us the sponsorship. “We are very grateful to the whole community for their support and look forward to our 25th anniversary of the Yamba Rod Run, next year.”