March 2019 | David Claridge
THE DELORAINE Street Car Show gets bigger every year. The number of cars grows and the number of visitors coming through increases, benefitting local businesses and giving people a rare glimpse of motoring history.
For those wanting some extra fun, the show offered a Car Cruise and Mystery Garage visit the day before.
Those interested started at the 50’s Diner in Deloraine and then went on a cruise to a surprise garage to see someone’s prized collection.
Committee Member, Carl Mansfield, led the convoy to their mystery destination, a different one each year.
“There were one hundred cars on the cruise this year. The line went for kilometres as we made the journey,” he said.
“Many people come from Hobart and the mainland, so we have this to give them. It’s something else to see while they’re here.”
An estimated 500 cars were on display at the car show this year, and they were met with perfect weather.
Funds raised by the event are put back into the community through various organisations.
“We will give more away during the year when we decide where it’s needed the most,” Mr Mansfield said.
The Deloraine Car Show was an idea of a group of local businessmen including Carl, who wanted to bring business to Deloraine.