Pin ups, rockabilly and classics hit Coast

ERIN SEMMLER

More than 30 classic cars rolled into the Paddock at Helensvale NightQuarter over the weekend.

Cars of all different makes, models and colours featured in the Father’s Day Car Show. Photo: Erin Semmler

Father’s Day Car Show participant John Moylan said he was happy to be involved in the new event.

“They’ve (organisers) looked after all of us participants, it’s been a breath of fresh air because of the way that we’ve been treated in comparison to other places,” he said.

“We’re out of the weather here as well, we’ve done a lot of car shows where they’re out in the open paddocks.

“I think more car shows should be like this.”

Mr Moylan has been into cars from age 14 and said a lot of preparation and hard work goes into entering.

“I have a 1929 A Model Ford Roadster, I built it myself with my son and it took 10 years to build,” he said.

“I handmade the grill, all the windscreen posts, the body panels and parts and the beaver tail on the back.

“I chromed, made, and did everything on the car, the steering is all specially done.

“I had to get four engineers to approve and pass this car just to get it on the road.”

However, Mr Moylan said car shows aren’t all about winning a trophy.

“We can all rock along and buy our own trophy if we wanted to but that’s not what it’s about,” Mr Moylan said.

“It’s the thought of you being selected out of many, it’s not so much about winning but more about appreciation for the cars.”

Mr Moylan is part of the Gold Coast Scarab Car Club which stands for Still Cruisin’ And Rockin’ And Boppin’.

Scarab Car Club president Peter Tully and his Charger. Photo: Erin Semmler

Club president Peter Tully said he was quite happy with the range of cars on show.

“There’s an impressive line up and a good variety of cars, that’s important,” he said.

The Scarab club was established on the Gold Coast about 20 years ago.

“I’ve been president for about 10 or 11 years now,” Mr Tully said.

“Our club members are all ages, all sorts of cars, we’ve got brand new cars as well as old cars.

“They tend to really enjoy and appreciate the era of the 60s and 70s, the cars, the music, the women, all that sort of thing.

“You don’t have to have a classic car to be in our car club, just an appreciation for cars or that era.”

 

Car shows and events are held regularly across the coast. To find out more you can visit https://www.shannons.com.au/club/carclubs/scarab-classic-car-club-gold-coast/about/

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