Motor Mania at Tumut

Tim Roberts with his XP Ford Falcon, judged best car of the show at Motor Mania.

Riverglade Caravan Park was a motoring enthusiast’s paradise on Saturday with the holding of Tumut Motor Mania.

It was the first time the event had been held at this venue and there were around 100 cars and motorbikes on show.

Organiser Justin McPherson said competition with other events in the Snowy Valleys area and elsewhere kept numbers down a bit, and that there would be plans to avoid this next time.

“We will scope it out a bit more next year,” he said.

“There was nothing originally on when we set the date, but next year we will hold it on a different date and hopefully more car clubs can participate.

“We had clubs from Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra coming but there were other events on. There was a burnout comp on in Canberra and a drag event in Sydney.”

Despite this, most of the vehicles were from out of the Tumut/Snowy Valleys region.

The event had previously been held at the Tumut River Brewing Co, but it had outgrown that location, and is likely to be held at Riverglade from now on.

Mr McPherson was happy with the day, and is looking forward to the next running of the event.

“It was quite amazing; a great day had by all,” he said.

Chantia MacPherson, Amie Brooks and Veronica McMartin with a XC Falcon Cobra.

“We have lots of goals to hit for next year. We want to have more trophies and categories and more variety and events.”

The day raised $1500, split evenly between 1st Tumut Scouts, SMART and Tumut Men’s Shed.

Tumut’s Tim Roberts took out the prize for best car of the show for his XP Ford Falcon.

The people’s choice car went to Kelly Brian for a Red Mustang, and people’s choice bike went to David Young for his Honda.

Best Japanese car went to Andrew Addison for his R32 Skyline, and best unmodified historical original to Richard Sutton’s XP Ford Falcon. Best modern vehicle went to Sam Williams for his Mustang Bullitt and best authentic original to Pat Warner for his Charger.

Best Australian muscle car went to Brett Randall’s Ford XC Cobra and best American bike to Robert O’Brien for his Harley. Best custom bike was Michael McKenna’s Yamaha Bolt.

James and Isabella Oliver and Kaycee Goldstraw with a beautiful HR Holden wagon.