Sylvanvale Pre-WWII car show a huge success

The bushfire emergency which threatened parts of the Sutherland Shire on April 15 could not put the brakes on Sylvanvale’s annual Pre WWII Vintage Car & Bike Show.

Thanks to enormous community support, the car and bike show at Cronulla on Sunday, April 15, was a great success.

In spite of it being a challenging time for the shire – particularly those living in areas such as Menai, Alfords Point, Sandy Point and Barden Ridge due to the fires – the community was still able to get behind the event and attend in their thousands.

The show was bigger and better than ever, with its largest-ever array of vintage vehicles and even more kids’ activities – including an animal farm, jumping castle and model railway.

Due to the significant turnout, estimated to be around 15,000 people, the event achieved a strong fundraising result.

This means that Sylvanvale is now well on its way to creating a state of the art sensory and technology hub for children with disability at Sylvanvale’s Kids Club.

The kids club ensures that school aged children with disability build new skills, socialise and are entertained after school, during school holidays and on the weekend.

Sylvanvale CEO Leanne Fretten said it was amazing to see the way the community came out and supported Sylvanvale’s Kids Club “especially given the local bush fires.’’

‘‘Our enormous thanks to everyone who sponsored, attended, showcased, exhibited, volunteered and participated at the Pre WWII Vintage Car and Bike Show,” Ms Fretten said.

“ A huge thank you also to event custodian and founder Ken Warburton, Rotary Club of Cronulla and Sutherland Shire Council. Thanks to all their support the event was a resounding success.’’