Local rev-heads and car enthusiasts were out in droves this month, as a record number of both vehicles and spectators turned out to Griffith's first Coffee and Cars event in over a year.
About 500 people attended the Expatriates Auto Club event where more than 115 "stunning machines" were on display.
The event raised about $2,500 for Griffith CanAssist, and organiser Sharon Brown said it was the most successful Coffee and Cars fundraiser ever held in Griffith.
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"It's the most money we've ever raised," Mrs Brown said. "We knew we were doing well and in the end when families arrived we didn't even ask for the gold coin donation because there were just too many."
"Our event runs until 2pm and people were there right up until then. Usually people file out but they just stayed ... there was food and coffee and everyone just seemed to really enjoy it."
...everyone just seemed to really enjoy it.Sharon Brown, Expatriates Auto Club
Mrs Brown attributed the event's stunning success to great weather and the sheer excitement to finally have a car event back on.
"With the car scene there just hasn't been anything on ... it's our first day back since COVID and everyone just wanted to get out."
The long wait between events also meant there were some new wheels on the scene, with some retro cars making their first ever appearance at a Griffith event.
"We had cars there that people had never seen before, that was great," Mrs Brown said.
"There was a '57 Chevy convertible which had never been at a show ... there were a couple just stunning machines."
Car enthusiasts came from as far as Kyabram in Victoria to show off their vehicles and check out the chrome on display, with surrounding towns like West Wyalong, Leeton and Narrandera also bringing a strong showing.
Another Coffee and Cars event will be held by the Expatriates Auto Club later this year.
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