NEW LIFE: Static display at the Grafton Vintage Motor Vehicle Club grounds at Jabour Park.
NEW LIFE: Static display at the Grafton Vintage Motor Vehicle Club grounds at Jabour Park. Contributed

Rejuvenated Jabour Park proving to be a motoring haven

VINTAGE CARS: While the last year has seen a large change in fortune for the Jabour Park sporting facilities, it is expected 2017 will be even bigger for the home of the Grafton Vintage Motor Vehicle Club.

Through the effort of the club and its volunteers, the facilities have faced a major rejuvenation and as such are set to host many major events this year, but none bigger than the two-day exhaust-extravaganza, Grafton Motorfest, which is being hosted by the club on September 16-17.

The event will feature vehicles of all shapes, size and age including vintage, classic, hot rods and race cars as well as boats, tractors and trucks all competing in a Show and Shine event.

There will also be a static display from retro caravan groups, motorbikes and stationary engines.

If your entertainment appetites are not filled by then, further entertainment will be provided by the Grafton Rock and Roll dancing fraternities across the two days of action.

The car club is currently in negotiations with several potential naming-right sponsors for the event as well as associate sponsors that will no doubt assist with the financial commitment to the event.

As well as the various displays, the club will also host their regular swap meet on both mornings where people will be able to purchase a wide range of motoring memorabilia.

There is the opportunity for local businesses to host market stalls on the day with any enquiries to be directed to club president Doug Clark or vice-president Kim Dahl.

It is anticipated the Grafton Motorfest will become one of the biggest motoring events ever conducted within the Clarence Valley and is expected to attract a wide array of visitors from outside the region.



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