REV-HEADS from all over Australia will congregate in Banna Avenue this weekend to support an age-old Griffith tradition.
The second annual Griffith’s Biggest Lap will take place tomorrow from 6pm to midnight, with up to 800 hotted-up cars expected from locally and interstate including Canberra, Melbourne, Bathurst, Sydney and Junee.
Organiser Peter Centofanti was impressed with last year’s inaugural turn-out of about 200 cars but expected this year to be a phenomenal improvement on that.
Drivers will be able to park their cars in Banna Avenue from 6pm, with many opting to grab the opportunity to chuck a few laps.
Mr Centofanti has nominated local charities Can Assist and Riding for the Disabled as the beneficiaries for the event and collection buckets will be distributed.
There will also be a barbecue and coffee kiosk available on the night.
“We’ll have the old historic cars, highly modified V8s, imports and even the vintage motorcycle club coming down,” Mr Centofanti said.
“It’s not just for rev-heads, it’ll be a great, fun family night that doesn’t cost much.”
The idea came about after a group of local car enthusiasts decided to embrace the Griffith tradition of Banna laps and found last year’s night to be a huge success with about $1200 raised for charity.
Mr Centofanti said since they were not closing the main street for the night, he asked if people not attending the meet would try to avoid parking in Banna Avenue, to free up space for the event.