Camden Car Show ready to get motors running

Old school cool: Some of the vintage vehicles on display at the 2017 Camden Car Show. Picture: Camden Car Show Facebook page
Old school cool: Some of the vintage vehicles on display at the 2017 Camden Car Show. Picture: Camden Car Show Facebook page

Get your motor running and head down to Camden Showground next month for the annual Camden Car Show.

Attendees will have the chance to see hundreds of vintage cars, enjoy delicious food and have some family fun.

The show has been a fixture on the Camden event calendar since 1982.

55-56-57 Chevrolet Club of Australia president and event organiser John Fenato said the event originally started as a chance to show off classic Chevrolets.

"In 2006 we decided to open the show to everything," he said.

"We will have people showing cars of all makes and models Chevrolet, Holden, Ford, Datsun - basically whatever is out there.

"But we have a particular focus on the cars with chrome bumpers - so they are all older models."

Mr Fenato said the event would have something for everyone.

"There will be a range of stalls, we'll have food, ice cream, coffee and sweets on site," he said.

"There will be some rides for the kids and we will have a DJ playing classic hits all day. It's a good family day out."

The popular event draws hundreds of entries from across NSW each year.

"At the moment we have 369 entries but that could go up to around the 400 mark as we get closer," Mr Fenato said.

"Most of the cars will be 50s, 60s and 70s models.

"Lots of younger people might never have seen cars like this before - they have a real wow factor."

The 55-56-57 Chevrolet Club of Australia is the oldest Chevrolet Club in the world.

"We are beating the Americans at their own game but we have a great relationship with the American Chevrolet Club," he said.

"We have a really friendly club and we get a lot of good feedback about the show each year.

"Last year the show couldn't go ahead because of the rain but we hope this year will go ahead as planned."

The Camden Car show will be held on Sunday, October 20 at the Camden Showground from 7.30am.