Well it is all over for another year and I have had a chance to relax and reflect following this years event. I have learnt a lot more about managing an event and about myself as well. And I am really glad I took two days off following the event because not only did I need the time to unwind, but there were press releases to write and send, certificates of appreciation to make and surveys to send out.
The second annual Kilcoy Classics on Wheels, held on 14 October 2012 proved to be a hit with the motoring enthusiasts and public alike. There was a turn out of over 100 cars and motorbikes more than double last year’s event. We hope to grow the number of entrants further each year, although there will be a limit to the number we can manage. With the beautiful weather the public had the opportunity to get up close and personal with some beautiful old cars and bikes. The event is a fundraising event run by a team of volunteers that I lead and proceeds from this year’s event will go towards the local chaplaincy.
This year saw a number of clubs come along with large numbers and there was some stiff competition for the “Best Club Participation” trophy. We are really aiming for the event to be about a fun social day out not a strict show with concourse standards.
One of our judges was our Mayor Graeme Lehmann who has been involved in motor sports for many years. He and our other judge were kept busy judging the entries. The public were also encouraged to participate and vote for their favourites.
Planning is already under way for next year’s event where it is hoped there will be over 200 cars. But until then here are some snaps from the day taken by my best friend Sandra who kindly volunteered on the day.