Poker facce: Adrian and Kristine McDonald with their 1967 Dodge Phoenix.
Poker facce: Adrian and Kristine McDonald with their 1967 Dodge Phoenix.

Wintersun festival in full swing

WINTERSUN got into the swing of things at the weekend with rock ’n’ rollers descending on the twin towns for the 10-day nostalgia event.

Classic cars were on the increase in Coolangatta and Tweed Heads, with many taking up prime parking spots along Marine Parade to draw the attention of enthusiastic motorists.

At Chris Cunningham Park yesterday, about 20 classic cars and hot rods turned out for the beginning of a poker run around the Tweed Shire.

Tweed Area Street Riders member Steve Philpot helped to organise the event.

“It was a good day to do it,” Mr Philpot said.

“It’s about 90km all up, it’s a good way to show off the scenery to people who may not live around here.”

The run began at Chris Cunningham Park in Tweed Heads at noon and went through Cabarita, Hastings Point and Pottsville before heading to Mooball and into Murwillumbah and later returning to Tweed Heads.

Drivers collected a card from five different locations.

The best poker hand at the end of the run won.

Adrian and Kristine McDonald of Kustoms Gold Coast entered their 1967 Dodge Phoenix in the run. “We’ve organised poker runs in the past before but its good part to actually be part of one,” Mr McDonald said.



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