THE Warrnambool and District Historical Vehicle Club is ready to rumble for its 19th annual display day at Lake Pertobe on Sunday.
Members of the Serra family are busy giving a final polish to their four exhibits — two stationary engines, a 1938 Oldsmobile truck and a 1975 Triumph Stag.
The Oldsmobile is the pride and joy of Tony Serra, who purchased the run-down vehicle in 2000 and spent two years lovingly restoring it.
“Tony does everything himself on it. He likes to put everything back to how it looked,” his wife and club secretary Natalie Serra said.
Mr Serra even went as far as to get the same registration number the truck originally carried.
“We spoke to the 80-year-old man who sold us the truck and asked if he remembered the number plate. I rang VicRoads and they said ‘it’s such and such number’ but originally in 1938 it was this number ... do you want that?’,” she said.
Mrs Serra said the club is expecting more than 100 exhibitors from around the region this year, with entries ranging from cars and trucks to stationary engines. The 300-member club will celebrate its 40th anniversary later this year.
Sunday’s exhibition will run from 10am to 4pm at Lake Pertobe.