Big day out for car lovers

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser
Great Southern Classic Car Show committee chairman Ron Barnett with his 1966 Mustang.
Camera IconGreat Southern Classic Car Show committee chairman Ron Barnett with his 1966 Mustang. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Denmark’s Strickland Street will be transformed into a car lover’s dream in September.

Classic cars and vintage bikes will line the street at the inaugural Great Southern Classic Car Show.

More than 120 cars will be on display, of all makes and models, and 50 classic bikes will feature at the event.

Committee chairman Ron Barnett said he was looking forward to the inaugural Great Southern Classic.

“This is the first year running the show so we are really looking forward to it,” he said.

“The main street will be closed off — the whole of Strickland Street and there will be a lot of things happening.

“We will have buskers, musicians, live entertainment, lots of food and drinks available and, of course, a lot of beautiful cars.”

He said it would be a fantastic event for the whole family.

“It’s going to be a great event, for not only car lovers but everyone, the whole family,” he said.

“Denmark has been a town of arts and crafts over the years, so we thought it was time to put a car show on and make it an annual event.”

Classic cars dating back to the 1920s, including Mr Barnett’s 1966 Mustang, will be on show at the event.

All proceeds from the event will go towards the Black Dog Ride.

“It’s a very important cause. Mental health (issues) are a big thing and becoming more and more frequent,” Mr Barnett said.

The Great Southern Classic Car Show runs from 10am to 3.30pm on September 29.

There will be a People’s Choice Trophy for best car and bike. For details, phone Mr Barnett on 0428 037 555.

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