Monaro-mania to hit Warwick
KAREN Post has travelled in Monaros to national shows in three states at Ballarat, Bathurst and Loxton and this week she is co-organiser of the Monaro Nationals in Warwick.
The event has attracted 240 Monaros, with half from interstate who have already begun to descend on Warwick this week in the lead-up to tomorrow’s big event opener.
Four days of activities are being organised by the Monaro Club of Queensland under the guidance of event co-ordinators Mrs Post and Darryl Lonergan.
“We will have more than 240 Monaros in town, some drivers are just coming to have a look,” she said.
There are two drivers from Tasmania and 13 from Western Australia, some of whom have transported their cars to Melbourne and will then drive north to Warwick. Most are freighting their cars home by train.
Mrs Post and Claude Wright had two of the oldest Monaros at the Warwick Showgrounds yesterday.
The first Monaro was built in 1968 and they have 1970 HG GTS Holden Monaros.
The only difference was that one had a Holden 308 motor and the other a Chev 350 motor. “The highlight of the four days will be getting so many classic cars together,” Mrs Post said.
Mr Wright said the club meant mates getting together with the same interests.
She isn’t going to race her 40-year-old car at the Warwick Dragway on Sunday but 45-plus drivers are.
The Warwick Showgrounds is the base for the nationals with a meet-and-greet at the Warwick RSL tomorrow night and a cruise to Killarney on Monday before a farewell lunch at Leslie Park put on by the Rotary Club of Warwick Sunrise.
Saturday – 240 cars
9am to 3.30pm.
Admission $5, children up to 12 accompanied by an adult free.