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Hot rods and hot cars to dazzle at Swanpool Motor Festival

By Benalla Ensign

The Swanpool Motor Festival kicks off in just under three weeks’ time and what a festival it is set to be this year.

The annual event, scheduled for Sunday, February 2, is fast becoming the "must-see" motor festival in the country, with muscle cars, classic and historic cars and hot rods just the tip of the iceberg for what is on show.

Add to that, trucks, tractors, utes, motorbikes and race cars, and there is something for all variations of car lovers. 

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With more than 180 cars on display last year, event organisers are expecting an even greater turnout, with all display vehicles in the running to share in more than $2000 worth of prizes.

In a day of fun for the whole family, there will also be a swap meet, as well as market stalls featuring a variety of locally produced goods and crafts. 

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Other attractions include live music and dancing, a coffee van, wine tastings, and take-away food, while attendees can also enjoy lunch in the air-conditioned comfort of the café.

To display a vehicle, there is a $5 entry fee, while a gold coin donation from festival goers is required for entry, which will go towards the local CFA.

● For those interested in displaying cars, phone Ross Coles on 0417 351 304 or email [email protected]

● For market stalls, get in touch with Mary-Anne Hatters on 5768 2219 or email [email protected]

● For more details on the festival, visit the event's Facebook page by searching for Swanpool Motor Festival, or head to its website, www.swanpoolanddistrict.com.au