Street rodders ready to roll
BOYS and their toys - expect quite a few of them this weekend in Kingscliff when the Tweed Area Street Rodders meet for their annual club run.
Secretary Rhys Kaehler said so far they have had 21 entries but are predicting to have about 30 cars this Saturday and Sunday.
“Friday night we're starting with a welcome barbecue at the Drifters Caravan Park in Kingscliff,” the 20-year-old said.
“On Saturday we're having a show and shine at Jack Bayliss Park, next to Kingscliff Bowls Club, from 9.30am to 11.30am, followed by an afternoon poker run at 1.30pm.”
Participants will pick up cards at five different points, finishing at Dungay.
“Saturday we're going to Cudgen Leagues Club for dinner,” Mr Kaehler said.
“On Sunday after breakfast we'll have games and the trophy presentation.”
Mr Kaehler said prizes will go to the top five cars and ladies' choice, as voted by spectators at the show and shine.
Cars expected at the event will be hot rods, street machines and custom classics.
“Everyone can come along,” Mr Kaehler said.
Entry to the whole weekend is $30 and spectators can come have a look for $5.
Mr Kaehler, a truck mechanic in Murwillumbah, cannot wait to show off his 1929 Chevrolet roadster pick-up.
“It won top convertible hot rob in Ballina and top five at a road run at Armidale,” he said.
“I've been working on it for two-and-a-half years and finally got it on the road last October. I can't wait to go in Wintersun this year.”
Mr Kaehler said he is at a different event every other week.