Rare car signs will be auctioned in Warrnambool on March 17 to aid The Lookout residential rehabilitation centre appeal

IMPRESSIVE: Warrnambool auctioneer Bruce Ludeman and Callaghan Motors dealer principal Steve Callaghan with a large Holden sign that will be up for auction on March 17.
IMPRESSIVE: Warrnambool auctioneer Bruce Ludeman and Callaghan Motors dealer principal Steve Callaghan with a large Holden sign that will be up for auction on March 17.

CAR and memorabilia lovers, mark this date in your diary. 

Rare car signs and a huge amount of office furniture will be auctioned in Warrnambool on March 17 to aid The Lookout residential rehabilitation centre appeal.

Signs from the relocated Callaghan Motors will be one of the highlights of the auction, which will also feature hundreds of office chairs, desks, partitions, printers, filing cabinets, fridges, tool boxes, air compressors and other items.

The auction will be from 10.30am at the former Callaghan Motors site in Fairy Street.

The event will also include a display of vintage cars and collectables.

Callaghan Motors dealer principal Steve Callaghan said the company was pleased to support The Lookout project.

“The campaign has hit a nerve with us and all our staff and we decided to donate the signs and office equipment to support the appeal,” Mr Callaghan said.

“We think there are some interesting items with a bit of value so we hope it helps the campaign. The signs are one-off opportunities and should have great appeal to collectors.”

The signs are from the various car makes sold by the dealership. They cannot be used for commercial purposes.

The office furniture has been supplemented by other major donations.

Auctioneer Bruce Ludeman is donating his time and Thompson Removals will support the local WRAD organising committee to set up the auction.

“There’s a bit of nostalgia here with some of the signs and there are heaps of chairs and good office desks,” Mr Ludeman said.

“If you’re looking to re-furnish there is very good quality and a huge amount of chairs and desks and other items for sale.

“We’re only too pleased to give our services for The Lookout which is a wonderful project.”

The event will start at 9am with auction viewing, car displays and collectables and run till 3pm.

The Lookout residential rehabilitation public appeal stands at $555,000 close to its $600,000 target.

WRAD has committed $600,000 to the new centre.

The community can continue to support the appeal with 100 collection tins throughout Warrnambool, through the WRAD website at www.wrad.org.au or at the ANZ bank.