THE third annual Albatross Show-N-Shine will be held on December 8, with organisers hoping this year’s event will be the biggest and best yet.
Last year more than 140 cars and 10 bikes were displayed at the Fleet Air Arm Museum at HMAS Albatross, raising $6900 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the Australian Leukodystrophy Support Group.
Event co-ordinators Warrant Officer Stu Walters and Chief Petty Officer Glenn Smith hope to better that in 2013.
WO Walters’ son Aiden was diagnosed with type one juvenile diabetes, meaning he is insulin dependent, while CPO Smith’s son Alex has a form of leukodystrophy.
Planning is well under way for this year’s event, which will again be staged at the Fleet Air Arm Museum at HMAS Albatross.
The Show-N-Shine will be staged between 10am-3pm, with the gates opening at 8am and closing at 9.30am for entrants.
Once again there will be a large array of judging categories, a live band, as well as many other family orientated activities.
This year’s live band, the Swamp Donkeys, features two of the South Coast’s best artists, Chalkie White and Ricky Lynch.
Another highlight will be the NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol Command R SPEC Falcon GT.
CPO Smith said 2013 was shaping up to be a huge show.
“Our first show raised $1200, last year it was almost $7000. We would certainly like to better that this year.”
Pre-registration entry is just $15 or $20 on the day at the gate.
One change for this year’s show is the removal of the requirement that entered vehicles are registered.
So in 2013 unregistered vehicles will all be welcome at the show and there will be an area set aside for trailer/tow truck unloading.
For spectators entry is just a gold coin donation to see some of the best cars and bikes on the coast.
For further information contact Albatross Show-N-Shine event co-ordinators Stu Walters on 0410 577296 or Glenn Smith on 0411 405192.
For entry forms go to www.navy.gov.au/event /albatross-show-n-shine-2013.