THERE'S no wiping the smiles from organisers faces of this year's MIA Cruisers show and shine event.
Held in Leeton on Easter Saturday, the event not only attracted around 180 entrants, but residents and visitors alike streamed through the gates for their chance to see all manner of vehicles up close and personal.
The weather was like a gift, with not a cloud in the sky to rain on the parade as the vintage, modern and everything in between cars, bikes and trucks glistened in the sunlight.
The event was carefully planned to appeal to a wide audience and not just those with an interest in cars and it was a plan that worked well.
Families and residents of all ages took part on the day, revelling in the chance to look at vehicles from eras gone by, to newer days, as well as taking up the chance to enjoy a ride on the Lion's train, enjoy a coffee, a bounce on the jumping castle and showbags were even available.
MIA Cruisers president David Warburton was thrilled to see such a high turnout in entrants, as well as people through the gate.
"We had to stop taking entrants in the end because the site was full," he said.
"It was a great crowd. A bigger crowd than we had at our last crowd easily.
"I think people were looking for something to do (in Leeton) over Easter, but there is also a genuine interest in cars throughout this region. We could have stayed open another couple of hours, but under the regulations we did have to shut it up on time."
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The group now has its sights set on next year's event, which will be held as part of the Leeton SunRice Festival calendar of events.
The plan will be to iron out any of the kinks that arose on the weekend, as well as putting on another great show for all to enjoy.
Mr Warburton was also pleased to see many of the Leeton entrants among the winner's list on Saturday.
"The day got bigger and better as it went on," he said.
"There was a great range of cars there too. Not just Holdens and Fords. There was a huge range.
"When you look through the results, you can see there's a great mix of vehicles there that won prizes.
"We had some Leeton winners in the mix as well, so that was great to see too."
- 1st No30, Red belair, 2nd No146, Hotrod
- 1st No125, grey FB Holden, 2nd HR Premier
- 1st No28, Blue HG Coupe, 2nd Red Corvette
- 1st No106 WB Holden ute, 2nd No141 Blue VH Commodore
- 1st No154 GT 500, 2nd No117 Yellow GTO
- 1st No39 FPV GT, 2nd Green Bullet
- 1st No10 XY GT, 2nd No55 Green HQ SS
- 1st XC Cobra, 2nd No52 Galaxie 500 Convertible.
- 1st No126 Chevy Ute, 2nd No2 XM Grey Ute
Best long roof
- 1st No58 F100 Blue Wagon, 2nd No92 EH Wagon
- 1st No54 Holden SLR Orange, 2nd No128 SL Torana Red
- 1st No23 XW ute orange, 2nd No149 A model Ford.
- 1st No71 Market Express Kenworth, 2nd John De Paoli Logistics Kenworth, 3rd Harold Tatt Peterbuilt
Best Modern Bike
- 1st Nathan Hawkins Harley, 2nd White Harley Springer.
- 1st Z900 Trevor Dodds, 2nd Howard, Nugget Home built.
Best in show
- Red Mustang Liane Gawne
Best represented club
- 1st Griffith Custom and Classic, 2nd Ex-pats from Griffith.
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