Rod run another major success

LAURA Reif from Point Cook was named Miss Bright Iconic Rod Run at the hugely successful event on the weekend. Organisers estimate up to 20,000 people visited the town, pumping more than $2.5m into the local economy, to enjoy the 500 plus cars at the family friendly event. PHOTO: Justin Jenvey

THE second annual Bright Iconic Rod Run was an exceptional success, according to organising committee member David Pratt.

“This is the second year that the run has been organised locally, and we had about 500 hot rods, classics and custom cars on display at Pioneer Park, well up on last year’s numbers,” he said.

Mr Pratt estimated as many as 20,000 people enjoyed the weekend event, generating upwards of $2.5 million into the local economy.

“One of the reasons our numbers were so good is that we decided to admit any pre-1977 car, as long as it can legally be driven on public roads,” he said.

“This means that we now get Monaros, GTs and other sorts of family car, which means we are now getting a lot more families.”

Mr Pratt said the ‘Show & Shine’ event was the pivotal part of the entertainment.

“All the cars are out there in the park for everyone to look at, and at the same time they are being judged,” he said.

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