Thousands attend Cronulla’s Pre WWII Vintage Car and Bike Show

An estimated 20,000 spectators crowded into Cronulla Mall yesterday to attend the Pre WWII Vintage Car and Bike Show.

The annual event showcased rare vintage cars and bikes, with money raised on the day going to support Sylvanvale.

The event was presented by Cronulla Rotary and supported by Sutherland Shire Council.

THe event’s organiser Ken Warburton was overwhelmed with the turnout.

‘’The Cronulla Mall was chock-a-block,” he said.

“There were so many onlookers you could hardly see the motor vehicles or bikes,’’ he said.

“The Vintage Motor bikes were also a great hit with the spectators. I'm sure that including the two-wheelers this year was a major drawcard.”

Winner of the People’s Choice Award for the day was the 1908 Renault owned by Bill and Robyn Betts from Mittagong.

Rally for a good cause: Crowds inspecting the vintage cars and bikes at Cronulla on Sunday. Picture: Steve Core

Rally for a good cause: Crowds inspecting the vintage cars and bikes at Cronulla on Sunday. Picture: Steve Core

Mr and Mrs Betts dressed in period costume for the event and allowed spectators to be photographed in their vintage car for a gold coin donation.

Also popular with the crowd was Colin Wade’s 1927 Model T Ford Coupe towing a 1933 speedboat called Invador that took part in the first Bridge to Bridge race on the Hawkesbury in 1933.

Other big drawcards included the 1923 Rolls Royce owned by Peter Moran of Moran Aged Care Group, and the 1938 Rolls Royce Wraith owned by Paul Hesse.

Mr Warburton said the proceeds from the day were still being tallied but the event was expected to have raised more than $20,000 for Sylvanvale.

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