FINE DAY: The weather played along for the inaugural Coutts Crossing Car, Bike and Ute Show.
FINE DAY: The weather played along for the inaugural Coutts Crossing Car, Bike and Ute Show.

Coutts Crossing motor show goes off

LAST Sunday Coutts Crossing locals got together to hold their first Car, Bike and Ute Show.

It won't be their last either, according to one of the organisers, David Sumpter.

"We want to make it an annual thing," he said, "it's something for us to enjoy, something for people to come and have fun and it'll be good for the area."

The event was conceived after the Coutts Crossing Junior Rodeo decided to cancel its own vehicle show, an announcement that left locals looking for alternatives.

"They usually have a Ute muster with the rodeo out here but they got rid of it, and I said to a lady at the pub 'why don't we have our own muster?'" Mr Sumpter said.

Over 50 vehicle lovers turned out to show off their stuff, with appearances by the Grafton City Street Machines car club, Clarence Valley vintage motorcycle enthusiasts and of course, proud locals with something to let the crowd look at.

"There was a very good crowd there," Mr Sumpter said of Sunday's first event.

"Only the people who put their cars and bikes in were charged, and we're donating the proceeds to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, so it was all for a good cause."

With face painting, live music, and stalls selling things from gemstones and jewellery to woodcraft, the Show offered plenty even to those who weren't interested in the vehicles.

"The weather actually held out for once and it was great," Mr Sumpter said.



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