Never have I seen a car show utilize the size of the area this show has to the point of having turn vehicles away but that is what happened today. The All American car show put on by the AOMC and sponsored by Shannons Insurance had such a huge turnout of classic, custom, old and new and covering all American marques and models that by 11am they had no choice but to shut the gates. My estimate would put the number of vehicles to over 1200 with reports of another smaller car show starting out in the car park from those turned away. Even those looking to simply attend in person had to line up due to the popularity of this mega-event. With perfect autumn weather in Melbourne, the order of the day was to find an outside activity and anyone with a strong interest in this vocation could be expected to attend this automotive spectacular among others found in and around Melbourne.
Mustangs lined up for row after row while the bowtie enthusiasts occupied another large part of the manicured lawns of Flemington Racecourse. Other sections catered for Ford, Buick, Chrysler and other marques. A number of clubs set up their displays showcasing the quality of their member’s rides while individuals filled out the rest of the grounds with polished up prides and joy. Covering everything from hot rods through to the latest muscle cars, there was something for everyone while trade stands and children’s activities complimented the fantastic family day out.
This social occasion also makes it a great opportunity to catch up with fellow automotive enthusiasts and shoot the breeze on what’s been going on or recent shows attended. I look forward to the next event on our car biased calendars to seeing what new, old or different in our scene! One thing’s for sure, these shows just keep growing in stature and size!
Keep on crusin,
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