TWEED Area Street Rodder club secretary Rhys Kaehler takes to the drivers seat in one of the hot rods on show at Kingscliff at the weekend.
TWEED Area Street Rodder club secretary Rhys Kaehler takes to the drivers seat in one of the hot rods on show at Kingscliff at the weekend. Crystal Spencer

Hot rodders show off their stuff

RHYS Kaehler looked right at home on the weekend in his 1929 Chevrolet roadster pick-up.

The hotted-up black convertible was just one of the classic cars on show at Kingscliff's Jack Bayliss Park for the Tweed Area Street Rodders annual club run.

Mr Kaehler, the club secretary, said there were than 30 cars entered for the weekend's events.

“We've seen everything from hot rods to street machines, muscle cars and some classics,” Mr Kaehler said.

The 20-year-old truck mechanic, from Murwillumbah, said while most entrants were local, some car enthusiasts came from Yamba and Coomera.

The festivities kicked off on Friday night with a welcome barbecue at the Drifters Caravan Park in Kingscliff.

This was followed by a show and shine in the park on Saturday morning.

“Spectator numbers were up on last year at the show and shine,” Mr Kaehler said.

“That was really good to see.”

About 15 cars took part in a poker run that afternoon.

“We picked up cards at five different points, finishing at Dungay,” Mr Kaehler said.

“When we arrived there, we had a bit of afternoon tea at the Red Rattlers Cafe.”

Participants took part in games yesterday before the trophy presentation.


Prizes were to be awarded to the top five cars and ladies' choice, as voted by spectators at the show and shine.



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