A high quality display of cars and bikes brought a massive crowd through the gates at the South West Rodders annual Hot Rod Show on Sunday.
Horsham's Alan Harmer drove his newly restored 1931 Model A coupe to Port Fairy .
"It was just a steel cab when we bought it, we have spent three years building the vehicle from the ground up. Mr Harmer said.
"The car had it's first run when I drove here. I asked my grandson if he wanted to drive with me and he said 'no, it's too loud'.
"I build these cars to drive, they are not show pieces to be driven around on a trailer."
South West Rodders president Neville Field said the 170-strong pool of entrants was the highest number received in the 38 years history of the event.
"We have over 500 cars and bikes on display, and possibly the biggest crowd we have ever had," Mr Field said.
"I was talking to a group from Switzerland and Germany who are here on holidays, they are car lovers, and they had heard about the show. They were delighted to buy the club t-shirts."
Looking the part in an old car-club jacket, young Koroit hot rodder Spencer Allan, 9, said he loved the old cars because "they are fast and cool".
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