Stroppy Jalopy preparations underway for another fun event in Leeton

DREAMING of owning a car was number one on the list for many growing up. 

Many often paired that with the idea of tearing up some mud or having it be their pride and joy. 

Those dreams will be made a reality next month when the fourth annual Stroppy Jalopy is held in Leeton. 

To again be held at Leeton resident Damien Black’s property, the event will include a motorkhana, show and shine, mudrun and entertainment into the night.  

Everything is above board for the event and motor car enthusiasts from near and far are set to take part once again.

“The interest has been really good,” Mr Black said. 

“It’s a pre-1970 hot rod, motorkhana and mud run. 

“In the last couple of years it has been getting out there. 

“More people are starting to find out about it, so the interest is definitely there.”

With the event getting bigger, Mr Black was hopeful it would again be well supported in 2017. 

He said his favourite part of the day was seeing how much fun people had while taking part. 

“It’s just seeing the smiles on everyone’s face,” Mr Black said. 

“We often have show and shines and that sort of thing, but this is just something different. 

“We will still have a static show and shine, but the stroppy jalopy is something people have really responded to.”

The Leeton Volunteer Rescue Association will also benefit from the event thanks to a donation as a result of the day. 

Three bands will perform into the night for those who want to linger for the evening festivities.

They will be from Leeton, Canberra and Newcastle covering a range of genres and tastes. 

Mr Black was looking forward to another successful day. 

“It just seems to get bigger, but it’s a good time,” he said. 

Spectators are able to attend the event for $10 on August 5 from 11am to 5pm for a small fee. Children under 16 will have free entry. 

Those wanting to take part need to register by Sunday and can do so online at


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