Classic beauties impress with style at show and shine

Rob Williams

THE wet weather didn't stop car enthusiasts of all ages heading to the Rosewood Showgrounds to browse through Australia's motoring history.

A wide range of vintage vehicles stood proudly on display at the Rosewood Charity Show and Shine on Saturday.

The Southern Cross Charities event also raised vital funds for orphans in South Africa while providing a day of top entertainment for locals.

"The turn out was good considering we had a lot of rain," event organiser Barbara Quinn said.

"We had 30 entries. We had a lot of cars this time that hadn't come in the last two years and it was the first time we had a drag car.

"I love classic cars and these are history as well. We had old Fords and Holdens. They just don't make cars like that anymore."

Craig Woodcroft, from Coopers Plains, (pictured) won Best Car on the day with his stunning blue 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air.

"It's like therapy for me (showing classic cars). I'm a diesel mechanic so it's fun for me," he said.

"I bought this one in from the United States and it took a bit over five years to build it up.

"You've got to enjoy it and take the car out and drive it. That's what these shows are all about."

For more on upcoming car shows, visit Southern Cross Charities Show and Shine on Facebook

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