Emerald Show and Shine a ‘beautiful thing’
IT WAS lights, camera and loads of action at the Emerald Car Club's Outback Classics Show and Shine at the weekend as the region shone in the spotlight in front of a national audience.
Ado and Kambo of ONE HD's Blokesworld televised the event and said the car show was "absolutely fantastic".
"I can safely say, hands down, this has been the greatest car show we have ever been to," Blokesworld presenter Ado said.
"Firstly, car shows are usually run by promoters trying to make revenue, but with the Emerald Car Club, giving the front gate entry fee to the neighbourhood centre just creates so much goodwill for the community.
"I think that is such a beautiful thing and you don't see that anywhere else.
"It was such a really well-run event and I have never seen that many nice, genuine people in one paddock."
With hundreds of unique and classic vehicles, Bec Brennan, as well as her two daughters Mia and Tahlia, were stoked to star on the television show, with her beloved 1953 Mercury.
"We take it out of the garage about once a week - the girls love it," she said.
The car show wasn't the only thing that won the TV presenters over, with both men falling in love with the region.
"We were sad to go, we have never made such a strong connection with a place - it was the first time I hoped my flight would be cancelled," Ado said.
"In five days, I feel like I met everyone in Emerald.
"We visited everyone's shed, got an insight into their passions, whether it be motorcycles, cars, boats and we got to check out all the cool stuff in Emerald including the mandarin farm and Fairbairn Dam.
"I want to be the assistant to Maggot the mayor, he is a huge fan of the show and in 12 years of us making shows - he is the coolest politician we have met."
Ado and Kambo said they were "100% coming back to Emerald for the next 10 years".
"We have already locked in next year, and we will be telling everyone to come," Ado said.
"I just want to say a massive thanks to everyone who came up and said they loved the show - those boys at the Emerald Car Club should all be given a knighthood."