600-plus cars expected to 2017 Tilligerry Motorama

Each year organisers of the annual Tilligerry Motorama say they will go bigger and better.

But early indications for this year’s event are pointing towards the largest attendance on record.

Ian Jones, president of the Tilligerry Auto Club, which runs the motorama, expects the event to break the 600-car mark this year.

“The weather forecasts are very positive,” he said. “It looks like we’re going to break the 600-car mark.”

There were 505 cars and 15 motorbikes and trikes on show last year – a big jump from the eight cars and seven men that started the motorama in 2006.

Mr Jones is tipping a record number of vintage, classic and custom-made cars and motorbikes will turn out for the 2017 Tilligerry Motorama, which will be held on Sunday, May 21.

The motorama will be held on the grounds of the Tilligerry RSL and Sports Club.

Spectators can expect to see restored cars ranging from vintage automobiles dating back to the 1920s, average family cars from every decade through to now, American muscle cars, hotrods and European sport cars.

Exhibitors can show their vehicle for $10. The general public make a gold coin donation to enter.

Money raised from the event is donated to charity. This year proceeds will go to the Paediatric Oncology Unit at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle.

The Tilligerry Auto Club’s motorama has raised more than $90,000 since it was started.

There are 17 categories for car owners to enter their vehicle into, and a raffle is held on the day. First prize is a $750 fuel card.

Last year the perpetual Don Barrett Trophy for best on show was awarded to Bill and Collene Kalb for their 1937 Oldsmobile Utility Truck.

Gates open at 7am for exhibitors. The judging presentation is done at 1pm.

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