THE AGE-OLD rivalry between Ford and Holden will rev up again at a brand new Kyabram event in February.
Run by the Kyabram Lions Club with the assistance of local revheads Chris and Sheryl Hatch, the inaugural Legends of the Mountain will see motoring enthusiasts from across the country gather for an unmissable weekend of pristine cars and high-profile speakers.
The event will kick off on Saturday, February 24 with an evening with Bathurst legends Dick Johnson and John Bowe.
Lewis Brock and Holden manager of motorsport Joe Felice will also share stories with Sale of the Century’s Glenn Ridge currently booked as MC.
The event will continue on Sunday, February 25 with a show and shine, with locals invited to bring their show vehicles along.
Organisers Chris and Sheryl Hatch said imports are also welcome.
‘‘With Holden and Ford recently shutting down manufacturing in Australia, we decided they should be the focus of the weekend. But all show cars are welcome on the Sunday,’’ Sheryl said.
‘‘We’re expecting hundreds of cars at this point, if the weather’s good.’’
The show and shine will also feature House of Muscle and Peter Brock Merchandise trucks for your purchasing pleasure.
Sheryl said the weekend had received a fantastic response already, with only a few precious tickets left for the Saturday evening with Bathurst legends.
‘‘It’s been a huge public response so far, ticket sales are almost exhausted, local accommodation is basically full and we have cars coming from Melbourne, New South Wales and beyond,’’ she said.
‘‘This event is huge for the town and will really put us on the map. And all proceeds go to local charity.’’
The concept was hatched by Melbournite Colin Crane, who Chris and Sheryl met through the Aussie Torana Legends Social Cruisers.
‘‘His Torana group came up to Ky a few times and we kept on discussing the possibility of an event like Legends of the Mountain,’’ Sheryl said.
‘‘The next thing we were doing it. Steve Whyte from WD Motorsports got on board as well and we formed a committee. We then started looking for help and the Ky Lions Club were amazing and put their hands up right away.’’
Chris and Sheryl said Jayell Ford, Thompson Holden, Campaspe Shire, Corporate Shadows, Mr Embroidery and Advanced Computing were among the numerous sponsors.
The evening with Bathurst legends will be held on Saturday, February 24 at 6.30pm at the Kyabram Bocce Club.
Sunday’s show and shine will be held at the Kyabram Showgrounds on February 25 from 8am to 2pm.
Entry is $85 per head for both Saturday and Sunday events. Tickets for Saturday evening are selling fast, so book soon.
Entry for Sunday only is $10 per car.
To book, call 0408381028 or 0418379127.