Thousands revved up for Show n Shine

January 28, 2022 BY

Back again: Thousands of motoring enthusiasts rolled into Bendigo Racecourse last Sunday for the return of the ever-popular swap meet and show n shine. Photos: STEVE WOMERSLEY

THE thirtieth annual Centre State Swap Meet Show n Shine rolled into Bendigo last week.

Held at the Bendigo Racecourse, the event focused on all thing’s cars and motorbikes with the aim of creating something for all attendees to enjoy.

“Everything is related to cars and there’s so many collectables. You’ve got a massive range of products, stuff that’s nostalgic and brings out memories,” said stall holder David Sevior.

Bendigo turned it on for the event, with beautiful sunny weather setting the scene for the day and making it the perfect opportunity for a family outing.

The swap meet have everything a rev-head could want, from oil filters to classic car magazines.

Yet it wasn’t all nostalgia and classic cars though, with attendees able to try their luck on a racing car simulator located in the Shannons Super Rig.

Michelle Plasc said the event was a great chance to spend time with her family.

“We came to have a look at the cars and show my kids around. We’re also supporting my dad who has a 1926 Austin that he restored,” she said.

“I think it’s a good event for families to see the older cars instead of just the modern stuff they see and the different variety of cars and motorbikes.”

Site holders and attendees both said it’s a great feeling to be back after COVID-19.

“It’s nice to be able to get back to swap meets and having a look at all the things that are around,” Ms Plasc said.

Mr Sevior echoed those sentiments.

“After COVID it’s just good to come out and try and sell some stuff,” he said. “I think people are just keen to get out and get back to some sort of normality. That’s what everyone’s after.”