The hare and the tortoise

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The hare and the tortoise

OCTOBER 2016 | Heather Summers

THE UPCOMING Westbury Rotary Club Car Show will showcase a wide range of vehicles this month, with a theme of ‘Old and New or Anything on Wheels’.

The township’s historic Village Green will play host to car enthusiasts of all persuasions, with a good mix of vintage and modern models represented.

Of special interest will be the display of a 1916 Model T Ford alongside a 2016, special edition, V8 Supercharged FGX XR8 Ford Sprint, highlighting a 100 year contrast of technology and style.

Despite the significant age gap, the Model T can still hold its own. Owners Rick and Judy Gelston can attest to its continuing prowess, having recently finished a 1000 km, 7 day journey from Cape Grim to Cockle Creek via Golden Valley.

While 28 cars attempted the journey, it was one of only 14 vehicles to finish the route without assistance.

The Ford Sprint was acquired by owner David Frost in early August and is one of only 700 made for the Australian and New Zealand market. The limited edition model was pre-order only, with all 700 sold prior to being made.

Event organiser, Dave Lee, said the car show is set to become a great annual event; a family fun day where all are welcome.

The Car Show will be held on Sunday the 23rd of October with a 10.00am start, winding down at 2.00pm.

Refreshments will be available and all funds raised will be in aid of Motor Neurone Disease.

 Mike Moores