CAR ENTHUSIAST: Samantha Saywell poses with the cars at South Kolan.
CAR ENTHUSIAST: Samantha Saywell poses with the cars at South Kolan. Mike Knott BUNCARS

Car fans three times lucky this year

CAR LOVERS around Bundaberg will be gearing up for a full-on year, with three major car show events planned for the region.

Brett Taylor has been an organiser of various car shows for ten years and in 2016 will bring three different car shows to the Wide Bay.

"We will be holding the All Ford Car Show in June at the Bundaberg Recreational Precinct, the 10th Anniversary Cure 4 Cancer car show at South Kolan in August and our Main Car Show in September in Bundaberg," he said.

The events will see hundreds of car lovers from around the region displaying their prized possessions.

"We usually get a great range of vintage and historic cars, street machines and even motorbikes on display," Mr Taylor said.

"People bring them to the event and we have judges checking out how well each vehicle has been restored."

Mr Taylor has been in the car event game since 2006 and said he initially started to help raise funds for cancer research after his own parents died from the disease.

"My mum and dad passed away from cancer so I set out to really give back and to help raise as much money as possible for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation year on year," he said. "One of our best years was in 2009 when we raised about $3500 from a single car show."

Mr Taylor said people within the Wide Bay region had a keen interest in cars and he would like to see more people involved in the car shows to help raise money.

"To myself, the other event organisers and many other people, cars are a way of life," he said.


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