Top marques for yet another great show

MORE than 200 bikes and cars were on display at the third annual Albatross Show-N-Shine at the Fleet Air Arm Museum on Sunday – all in aid of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Australian Leukodystrophy Support Group.

From humble beginnings two years ago, numbers have now quadrupled in size.

Event organiser Glenn Smith said Sunday’s event was “fantastic”.

“We had 210 cars and bikes on show, it really was a great success,” Mr Smith said.

It is estimated a crowd of a couple of thousand spectators came through the gates to witness the show.

“Everyone, both spectators and entrants, seemed to have a good time,” he said.

“And the show is starting to really get wide acclaim.

“It was fantastic to get the continued support from many national companies and local businesses who continue to back our event and the many entrants and spectators who keep coming to the show.”

Mr Smith’s next goal is to see the show grow.

“I would love to fill all of Tom Smith Oval and the rugby league field alongside it as well with cars and bikes,” he said.

“Next year, we are really going to push for more bikes to be entered.”

Although a final figure for the fund-raising effort is yet to be finalised, Mr Smith said it was expected to again be around $6000.

“At the end of the day we are all here to raise money for two very worthwhile charities – that’s what it is all about,” Mr Smith said.

The Best in Show – Car award was won by John Trunzo with a 1955 FJ, while the Best in Show – Motorcycle was won by Rob DeRoma with a 2006 Harley-Davidson.

The Show-N-Shine will be back again in 2015, with a date for next year’s show yet to be finalised.

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