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SHOW 'N' SHINE
Motor enthusiasts fend off hoon label
Organiser Mark Collins (front) with three Show 'n' Shine cars ready for the event this Saturday at Tuggeranong.
Drivers (from left) Luke Shelback of Kambah, 1977 HX 1 Tonner, Lawrie Reid of Queanbeyan, 1976 LX SS Holden
Torana and Jamie Williams of Banks, 1972 XY Ford Falcon GT replica, stand by their cars. Photo Scott Ogilvie
Car lovers will be out in force on the
weekend for the Tuggeranong Show
n' Shine, but despite the muscle car
stereotype, exhibitors want the
community to differentiate between
hoons and enthusiasts.
Passionate about cars, Luke
Shelback plans to exhibit his 1977 HX
one-tonne utility, of which he has been
the proud owner for two years.
"I've always had a passion for
muscle cars,'' Mr Shelback said. This
gives it a sense that it's a show pony,
but it's a daily driver.
That's what street machines are
You don't just chuck it in the shed
and bring it out now and again.
You enjoy it for what it is, you deal
with the hassles when things break.
That's what having a car is, it's a
Mr Shelback, whose father and
cousin are passionate about the
restoration of vintage cars, said the
public needs to learn the difference
between hoons and enthusiasts.
"You get the people calling you a
hoon, but it's a daily driver for me. It
costs too much to hoon," he said.
"I've always loved cars, I've always
been a Summernats person, I've been
going since I was a little kid.
It's a passion that will never die,
and I don't plan to let go of this thing,
no matter what happens."
A lack of events for automotive
fanatics led to the introduction of
Show n' Shine last year by Repco
Tuggeranong manager Mark Collins.
This year it's expected to be bigger
and even better.
"I remember when I was a kid
growing up, there was always a car
show somewhere around Canberra,
and they just started to drop,'' Mr
Now, there are guys with a lot of
cars sitting in sheds, they don't get the
use any more."
Mr Collins said about 50 cars and
30 motorcycles would be on
display, with more than 500 people
expected throughout the day. "We've
got some motorsport vehicles, one of
the cars from the Repco rally team will
be here . . . we've got everything from
restored 1930s vehicles, hot rods,
street machines and muscle cars.
It's a good cross mix of vehicles."
The event will also raise money for
the local Scouts group, who will be
holding a sausage sizzle on the day.
"It's a good family day out. There's
giveaways all day,'' Mr Collins said.
The kids come down with their
parents and there's something for
everyone to do down here, and just a
good community spirit."
Show 'n' Shine will be held from
10am-2pm on September 6 at
Queanbeyan councillors will
continue to discuss options for a
cinema in the city despite rejecting
an initial plan deemed too financially
risky by a council majority.
At Wednesday's Ordinary meeting
Councillor Judith Burfoot said she
was behind ending the political
stand-off and getting on with
realising a cinema in the city.
An opponent of the initial cinema
proposal Councillor Brian Brown
said a confidential discussion held in
closed session vindicated councillors
concerned at the level of risk in the
Metro cinema deal.
He said new models that involved
a greater private contribution for the
creation of a cinema complex in
Queanbeyan had been put forward.
He said a syndicate could be put
together and a new committee would
investigate cinema options.
BUS ROUTE SERVICES
A new weekday and weekend bus
route servicing The National
Arboretum and several other
Canberra attractions began yesterday,
September 1. As part of ACTION's
Network 14 launch, users can jump
aboard route 81 on weekdays and
route 981 on weekends and public
holidays, with each route servicing
the Arboretum five times a day. Both
routes also service the National Zoo
and Aquarium, Black Mountain
Tower and the Australian National
Botanic Gardens, with the arboretum
the second stop on the journey.
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