Port Lincoln ready for Show and Shine auto show

RARE: Di Hart at the wheel of an extremely rare 1956 Chevrolet Corvette, which will be on display at the Lincoln Auto Club's Show and Shine on January 13.
RARE: Di Hart at the wheel of an extremely rare 1956 Chevrolet Corvette, which will be on display at the Lincoln Auto Club's Show and Shine on January 13.

The Lincoln Auto Club is gearing up for its annual Show and Shine event on January 13 which will showcase various classic cars, including one that is one of only four in the world.

The event will be held on the foreshore lawns adjacent to the Port Lincoln Yacht Club and is the club’s major showcase with members displaying various classic cars.

Club president Ian Gordon said this year’s event was expected to be larger than previous ones due to a boost in membership which would mean a greater number and variety of vehicles on show.

“It will be a quality display of Australian and international motoring history,” he said.

“As one of the largest classic vehicle clubs in regional South Australia, we are pleased to be able to share our passion for classic vehicles with the public on this occasion.”

One highlight among the cars on display will be an extremely rare 1956 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, recently bought by locals Dianne and Michael Hart from the recently closed Lost in the 50s Museum in New South Wales.

Before it came to Australia in 2010 the car was restored over a 20-year period and has won several concourse awards.

The Harts said the car was one of the last 10 cars built in 1956 and out of 200 built in this configuration only four were known to survive worldwide.

There will also be a show in the sky with the Sky Sharks Precision Aerobatic Team performing a morning and afternoon aerobatic display.

Mr Gordon said live rock and roll music and rockabilly dancing will add to the entertainment and there will be catering, refreshments and coffee for the public.

“The event is the club’s major showcase and will be open to the public, free of charge, from 10am to 3.30pm,” he said.

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