Motorfest rumbles into Maitland
Classic car lovers will be in heaven this weekend, as Motorfest comes to Maitland for the seventh year.
Hot rods, trucks, drag cars, motorbikes, speedway bikes and classic cars will fill Maitland Showground for the Lions Club’s fundraising event, which will see the day’s proceeds split between Carrie’s Place, Hunter Valley Men’s Crisis Support and Harry’s House.
Thanks to the popularity of the event, just under $10,000 was given away last year, with 3000 people coming through the gates.
“It just keeps getting bigger and bigger,” show coordinator and Lions Club member Geoff Kilmurray said.
“The three charities are Maitland based, and just about everyone in Maitland knows a bit about them.”
Around 250 vehicles took part last year, including Harleys, muscle cars and Sandman panel vans, drawing participants from across the valley.
Maitland Street Rodders member Paul Coombe will be bringing his 1932 Ford Coupe, a car he bought 80 per cent restored in 2010 which he then completed himself.
“I’ve been a Holden man my whole life, but I just love the look of them [Coupes],” he said.
“You can work of them yourself; it just becomes something that gets into your blood.”
Motorfest will be held at Maitland Showground on Sunday, October 22. Entry for exhibitors is $10, while the general public can attend for $5 from 9am to 2:30pm. Children under 16 are free, while entry for families of three or more is $15. Market stalls and food will also be available. For more information search ‘Motorfest Maitland‘ on Facebook.