Griffith's Biggest Lap has been cancelled for the second year in a row following the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 500 strong moving car show is a unique event in amongst itself, attracting cars and their drivers from all across the country and is usually held on the Saturday of the October long weekend.
Participants engage in 'lapping' driving on a pre set out route up Banna Avenue to raise money for Can Assist and Riding for the Disabled.
Secretary of the Griffith's Biggest Lap Committee, Lisa McKinnon said that after the event was cancelled in 2020, the committee had been working on plans to make the event 'bigger and better' than ever before.
"After last years cancellation we were excited to bring a bigger and better event to life in 2021, however due to COVID-19 unfortunately this just was not possible," Mrs McKinnon said.
According to Mrs McKinnon, there was talk about scaling down the event or even moving the event to new dates but these ideas proved 'impossible'.
"This pandemic has made it difficult to plan ahead and we really did not want to stray away from the traditional date over the October long weekend," Mrs McKinnon said.
"What we are most disappointed about is that we will not be able to donate the money raised from the event from our chosen local charities."
In 2021, the event would have been in its 10th year, raising close to $24,000 for its chosen charities when it was last held in 2019.
"Thankyou to everyone for their consideration whilst we are going through this pandemic," Mrs McKinnon said.
"Hopefully we can provide an excellent come back event this time next year."
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