Last weekend saw me pack up the Chev and head to the small country town of Colac located South West of Geelong along the Princes Hwy. This weekend event is put on by the dedicated team of the Colac Custom Car and Bike Show committee. Each year they prepare for the onslaught of modified rides and their owners by ensuring all who attend are well entertained and catered for!
This year the Friday night entertainment at drive in movie was that all time classic from the Seventies,
Smokey and the Bandit! When it comes to automotive related movies, this one is right up near the top guaranteeing those who attend the evening’s entertainment to be swept back in time when these outdoor cinemas where everywhere!
The weather the following day was perfect for the show n shine held in the park next to the main street seeing all manner of rides and bikes proceed onto the tree laden lawns of the Colac Memorial Park while flanked by numerous trade, food and memorabilia stands. The modern covers of a three piece band from Geelong, Blue Wax resonated across the busy grounds as eager punters and intrigued locals alike perused among the primed and polished rides taking in the overall spectacle that makes up a custom automotive show.
Trophies were presented early afternoon to those who were lucky enough to be chosen as outstanding among the highly detailed machines and all participants headed for home or across the road to Cultures for an afternoon beverage and to catch up with friends.
Saturday night’s entertainment was put on by the local RSL with a meal and music by covers band, Jibberish! This three piece band gave those attending their second wind seeing the dance floor kept busy as they kicked up their heels throughout the night.
After Sunday breakfast at the RSL for those who didn’t overdo the previous night’s entertainment, it was off to the park once again in anticipation of the Sunday cruise. This location is usually kept a mystery just to add some spice to the day and eventually it was revealed we were heading to The Wonky Donkey at nearby Forest. The short but picturesque drive took the cruisers across the farmlands and along the winding roads through the shady bush eventually arriving at the classically restored hotel. After a catch up with fellow travellers and a hearty meal, we headed off towards home thoroughly content in our weekend getaway and looking forward to the next time we all catch up again.
These country town know how to turn on the hospitality so if you’re looking for a good excuse to get your wheels out and spend a weekend away, check out the many country towns found throughout your area and you’ll be sure to find one ready to meet and greet you!
Keep on cruisin’