Hot rods add gleam
By EMMA CORNFORD
THERE is something about a big, shiny hot rod that never fails to draw a crowd.
Such was the case at Yamba at the weekend as 300 hot rods descended on the town for the Borderline Hot Rod Club's annual rally.
Gathered in Coldstream Street, owners showed off their pride and joy as club members and the public voted for their favourite cars.
Rally organiser and secretary of the club Lew Falzon said the event had brought around 1000 people into Yamba.
"It used to be just the weekend but it's grown so much and now is the Thursday, Friday as well and a lot of people stay the whole week," he said.
Other activities for the hot rodders included a poker run and presentation at the Yamba Golf Club on Saturday night, where the group raised around $2000 through a fundraising auction for the Yamba junior life saving club.
The group also gathered for lunch on Sunday. There was a colouring-in competition and games for the kids.
It was the club's 14th rally, but with the Blue Dolphin now sold, Mr Falzon said he wasn't sure how long the Yamba rally could continue.