The Princes Highway and Little Manifold Street will be closed to traffic on Saturday as the Camperdown Car and Bike Show returns for a second year.
Both roads will be closed between Brooke Street and Cressy Street from 7am until 6pm, with detours and reduced speed limits in place. Little Manifold Street will remain closed until 10.30pm for a night-time cruise.
Camperdown Car and Bike Show president Andrew Searle said the ability to take up the whole street allowed the event to bring all of the traders in town into the event.
“We like to support the local hotels and businesses,” he said. “With this location, businesses are exposed directly in the show so they feel part of it.”
“It also allows us to hold a night cruise, which we hadn’t been able to do before.”
Mr Searle said that running a family friendly show was important for the organisers.
“There is nothing worse then coming to a show and there is nothing for the kids to do,” he said.
“We are really trying to get more family orientated activities in, so families can stay and enjoy.”
Highlights of Saturday’s show and shine will include a movie-playing Kombi van, a 1940’s era fire ladder truck, and a special chopper style motor bike coming from Stawell.
“I love this unique stuff coming,” Mr Searle said. “We will have all types of makes and models on display.
“We are hoping to get between 400-500 vehicles, and we seem to be on track for that.”
Corangamite Shire mayor Neil Trotter is confident both visitors and locals will come out to enjoy the spectacle.
“We hope that they will leave as ambassadors and tell their friends what a great district this is to visit,” he said.