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Cars shine despite rain

Guy Hazlewood    March 1, 2024    2 min read   

The 2024 Forest Lake Show and Shine event took place on Sunday, February 25, with a big community turnout despite the early morning showers.

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Forest Lake Local Glenn King (left) and event organiser Kylie Gates (right) with Glenn’s 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air. Source: Kylie Gates

The event was an automotive lover’s dream, with some of Australia’s best cars, bikes and trucks in attendance.

Founder and Organiser Kylie Gates was happy with the showcase and highlighted some memorable moments from the event.

“Seeing the community turn up in great numbers considering the weather was amazing,” she said.

Enthusiasts were also captivated by the McLaren 650S Spider, which claimed the heart of one local young boy.

“I watched a young boy walk over to the McLaren with so much joy on his face to see this fabulous sports car in front of him,” Kylie said.

“His facial expressions were priceless, it was great to see.”

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The McLaren 650S Spider was a hit for car enthusiasts. Source: San Thush Photography

Alongside the McLaren were numerous Porsches, Nissan Skylines and of course, Holden Commodores and Ford Falcons.

“Avid photographers love attending and sharing their photos for us to enjoy,” said Kylie.

“The chance to have cars of this nature at a small local car show is incredible for our area.”

Unique trophies for the bikes are sponsored by Hansky Motorcycles.

“The trophies are handmade from bike parts and are beautifully presented to the winners,” she said.

“I’d also like to congratulate Forest Lake resident Glenn King who won my award for his 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air.”

The event raised $200 for Youngcare and Kylie plans to have a representative from the organisation for the next event.

Show and Shine will return in May, with a specific date to be announced on their Facebook page.

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Guy Hazlewood