CLASSIC car enthusiasts driving vintage Chevrolets rolled into Griffith on Monday to show off their marvellous machines.
For the 19 petrol-heads who hailed from Melbourne to Bundaberg, the event was about sharing their slice of perfectly preserved motoring history with interested onlookers.
Each car built between 1914 and 1928 had a unique story to tell, such as Michael Frew’s Chevrolet which is the only four-door of its kind registered in Australia.
“It’s important for us to get the cars together to make sure they’re driven not hidden,” Mr Frew said.
“Hopping in the cars is like getting into a time machine that lets you go back to the past.
“Another great thrill in coming to a place like Griffith is that wherever you go, people will come up and talk to you.”
Without modern technology the cars present a few challenges, such as having to regularly oil and grease the engine, going without a pressurised radiator and a top cruising speed of 60 km/h.
Local organiser John Gardiner said the touring party was thrilled with the reception they receivd in Griffith.
“The motorists and their families have thoroughly enjoyed the first day of their week in Griffith and I’m sure they’ll enjoy driving around the region over the coming days,” Mr Gardiner said.
“Hosting a tour like this is great for local enthusiasts as well as our repuation of being able to host well-run events.”
Locals will have the chance to spot the cars as they drive around Griffith, Whitton, Leeton and Lake Wyangan until Friday night.