The first Murwillumbah Motorfest was a hit on the weekend.
The first Murwillumbah Motorfest was a hit on the weekend. contributed

Festival has promising future

DESPITE the dreary weather, the inaugural Murwillumbah Motorfest still drew in car fans from far and wide.

Director Bob Newman said heavy rain scared away the bulk of the crowds on Saturday, but organisers opened the gates for free on Sunday.

Mr Newman said this encouraged a few thousand people into the soggy showgrounds.

"All the signs are there for a really promising event. We just need to be blessed by the weather gods," Mr Newman said.

Mr Newman said they probably made a loss, but added the future of the festival looked promising.



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