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Deloraine Street Car Show

A great set of wheels

EventsJoanne Eisemann

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 off€ered 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 di€fferent 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.

A magnificent muscle car visits Deloraine for the annual Deloraine Street Car Show.   Photo | Custom Street & Muscle Tasmania

A magnificent muscle car visits Deloraine for the annual Deloraine Street Car Show.

Photo | Custom Street & Muscle Tasmania

Street car show a big hit

BusinessJoanne EisemannComment

March 2018 | David Claridge

COMING OFF the winning of the Meander Valley Community Event of the Year at January’s Australia Day awards, the Deloraine Street Car Show reached new heights for its third year when it cruised into town in February.

What started out with a local club wanting to put together a car show has grown into an event that progressively evolves each year. This time 550 cars were on display, and around 10,000 people rolled up for a look.

Local businesses up and down the main road benefited from the influx of visitors, while a number of bands performed as the onlookers meandered the car show.

Committee member for the Van Diemans Street Rod Club, David Sherriff, said he was amazed at how big it has become.

“I was on the gate and saw a lot of tourists come for a look, even a few of the cars on display had mainland number plates,” he said.

“My favourites were the Ford 34 Coupe from Adelaide that I saw coming through the gate and there were some really nice two-door Falcons.

“There was something for everyone with Hot rods, Holden Monaros’, GT Falcons, Camaro’s, Corvettes and the P76 to name but a few.”

The organisers want to thank everyone for making it such a memorable event.

Revving up for street car show

Meander StyleJoanne EisemannComment
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JANUARY 2018

THE DELORAINE Street Car Show will be held again on Sunday 18th February.

The car show first started in 2016, and had over 500 cars displayed in 2017. It is expected to have 600 in 2018.

This year the show has been supported by the state government to the tune of $2,000.

Last year, the show attracted over 10,000 patrons who support local businesses in Deloraine.

Liberal Member for Lyons, Guy Barnett, said he was pleased to work with the Car Show’s committee and he “looks forward to attending the Car Show in 2018 and encourages others to attend too.”

Giving a gift that saves lives

NewsJoanne EisemannComment
Karin Ketelaar and Andrew Sherriff both of Deloraine Both Deputy Unit Managers Deloraine SES

Karin Ketelaar and Andrew Sherriff both of Deloraine Both Deputy Unit Managers Deloraine SES

JUNE 2017

Deloraine’s second annual Street Car Show in February was admission-free and attracted around 12,000 visitors to the town. The Street Car Show was organised by a local committee who function as a sub-committee of Prospect’s Van Diemans Street Rod Club. This allows the sub-committee to act under the Street Rod’s banner of incorporation and not-for-profit status.

The funds raised through the well-supported donation tins around the town were given to the Deloraine Fire Brigade and the Meander Valley SES.

The SES used the welcomed donation to help purchase a new, more portable, lightweight hydraulic pump. It is capable of running all of the hydraulic tools used for cutting and spreading twisted metal to help remove accident victims from wrecked vehicles, especially in difficult terrain like the edge of a riverbank .

Pictured are Meander Valley SES volunteer Deputy Unit Managers Karin Ketelaar and Andrew Sherriff cutting the roof from a car using the new hydraulic pump.

Photo | Mike Moores

His and Hers hotrods

Events, NewsJoanne EisemannComment

Wayne and Vicki Bellinger with 1934 Ford Tudor 350 chev engine 1968 Mini Cooper S

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JANUARY 2016

SUNDAY 21ST February 2016 is the don’t-miss date for the inaugural Deloraine Street Car Show!

On display in the town centre will be a wide variety of pre-1988 muscle cars, classic and custom cars and motorcycles.

Local business owners have organised this exciting event for Tassie, inspired by the iconic ‘Cooly Rocks’ event in Coolangatta, Queensland. It is primarily aimed at classic car and motoring enthusiasts, but will also showcase Deloraine as a destination of choice for state-wide and interstate visitors.

In this pedestrian-only, family-friendly static display, show vehicles will be angle parked along both sides of the street. Kids can bounce away in the jumping castle while Mum and Dad enjoy the vehicles.

Treat yourself to delectable refreshments from Deloraine’s excellent hotels and cafés, to the background of live music played throughout the day by Ben and Josh Tome at the Rotunda in the cool, shady riverbank park.

DJ Jack will spin nostalgia from the 50s – 70s at the top of the main street along with Kitty Martini and the Tom Collins Trio.

Emu Bay Road will be closed to traffic between Deloraine Hotel and ANZ Bank roundabouts from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Through-traffic will be well signposted, via West Barrack and Parsonage Streets.

All business owners in the main street and surrounding areas are encouraged to open for the day to maximise the festive shop-front atmosphere for visitors.

Entry is by a note donation, of which a portion will this year be directed to the worthy Meander Valley SES, which is assisting in running this event.

Over a hundred vehicles have registered so far, but there is room for more.

Perhaps you have a treasured special interest vehicle in your own garage? Now is the time to buff it up and enter it for this event! Enquiries are welcome. Call Karl Mansfield on 0438 007 308 or Grant Evans on 0408 133 421. Mark your calendar!

Don’t miss this relaxing, enjoyable day out. Take a stroll down memory lane.

Those enviable classic cars and retro music are sure to stir up many a story to tell over a latté or an icy beverage!

 [udesign_icon_font name="fa fa-camera" color="#000000"] Mike Moores