Thousands of people are expected to roll through the gates for a show and shine of hot rods and classic cars on Sunday at Southcombe Park.
The annual Port Fairy Rod Run and street parade is back for its 38th year and organisers are hoping for another weekend fueled with family fun.
South West Street Rodders member Brian Watt said Sunday was a great day for the public to get involved in the event.
“The main day is on Sunday when we have the show and shine,” he said.
In the last couple of years we’ve had people come all the way from Darwin.South West Street Rodders president Jack Hutchins
“It’s a good family day out.”
He said the show and shine attracts about 500 classic cars with many hot rods on display.
The event runs from from 10am to 1pm and there will be live music and a barbecue lunch.
There will also be a jumping castle for kids, food vans and stalls.
Mr Watt said the rod run was a great social gathering which attracted numerous car clubs from the region.
On Saturday evening, onlookers will have the chance to see the classic cars in action.
From 6pm cars will cruise through Port Fairy’s Sackville Street and Bank Street before a large crowd that lines the curb.
A band will also perform at Fiddlers Green on Saturday night.
South West Street Rodders president Jack Hutchins said it was a great opportunity for the crowd to see the cars and a chance for entrants to give their vehicles a spin.
He said the rod run attracted car lovers from all over the country and even from New Zealand.
“In the last couple of years we’ve had people come all the way from Darwin,” he said.
Mr Hutchins said his club had about 45 members and they had all rolled up their sleeves for this weekend’s event.
“It takes a couple of months to get it organised,” he said.
Club members also rally their partners and children to help out for the event.
Mr Hutchins said there were about 150 entrants in this year’s hot rod run.
During the weekend, entrants in the run get to vote for their favourite classic cars with the top five awarded trophies on Sunday.
There will also be a police officer award and club choice award.
The rod run is just one of many events on the Moyneyana Festival calendar this weekend.
Festival chairman Reg Harry said it was a great event that boosted the local economy.
“They’ve been doing it for years,” he said.
“It’s fantastic and brings a lot of money to town.”
The event is one of the first hot rod runs of the year.