MOST of us drive, but some of us have a real passion for the motor car and its history.
Local Phil Hoare has taken his love of cars and joined forces with other enthusiasts to become the backbone of the annual Motorfest event in Hawks Nest.
“I first became involved with the Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Motor Club when my wife Veronica and I relocated from the Central Coast to Tea Gardens in May 2007,” Phil told News Of The Area.
“We had owned a 1972 MGB GT since 2000 and one day I caught up with another member of the Club who introduced himself as Graham Kelly and said I should join the local Club,” Phil said.
“Before long we were both involved with the many Club activities and runs including Motorfest.’’
15 years down the road and Motorfest is expected to attract hundreds of cars and motor enthusiasts to the Myall Sports Oval in Hawks Nest on Saturday 11 March.
There’ll be vintage, veteran, classic and unique cars on show as well as motorcycles all in pristine condition.
But it’s not only motors on display.
The Fire Brigade and Surf Club will be on hand to show off their latest vehicles and equipment.
There’ll be plenty to eat and drink thanks to the Red Cross, Rural Fire Brigade and local Surf Club volunteers and there’ll be music to muse by as you peruse the motors courtesy of local band ‘Driftwood’.
So put the date in your calendar and diaries for Saturday 11 March 2017 commencing at 10am.
For more information contact Phil Hoare, Secretary, Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Motor Club Inc. on 49970082.
By Margie TIERNEY