ORGANISERS of the Lockhart Vintage Fest and Truck Show have declared the 2018 event a success.
Vintage Fest has been a fixture on the calendar since 2008, however flooding in 2012, meant the event couldn’t run that year.
One of the event organisers and member of the Lockhart Show Society Shirley Morgan said the vintage fest had been through ups and downs over the years in terms of attendance but in recent times this had improved and stablised.
She estimated visitor numbers were as high as 500 and more people attended the event on Saturday this year compared to previous years.
Mrs Morgan said the casual friendly atmosphere was a real draw card for the event and exhibitors and visitors traveled from as far away as Sydney to participate.
Best truck, prior to 2000, was won by Steve Harris (Inter AB160), the oldest truck Chris Lashbrook of Wagga (1916 Republic), best farm truck Jim Morton of Gundagai (J3 Bedford) and people's choice Peter Hand of Camden (1970 Dodge and 1956 Diamond T).
“We want to say thanks to all the exhibitors for coming and making a great display and the public who voted in the people's choice competition,” Mrs Morgan said.
In addition to the vehicles she said it was great to see a variety of market stalls from fresh nuts, clothing, model cars, the ever popular bric a brac, garden items and jewellery.
“The children were attracted to the two jumping castles from Wodonga which were provided by the organisers,” she said.
The feature of the event was the line-up of vehicles showing the decades of the twentieth century.
“Peter Smith would like to thank the owners of the vehicles who kindly allowed them to be presented,” Mrs Morgan said.
People also took the opportunity to view the film The Back of Beyond and to marvel at the difficulties people in the outback face.
Exhibitors who camped overnight and committee members were happy to end the day with a marvelous meal provided by Joy Schultz and her band of helpers.
The day was rounded off with after dinner entertainment by singer Diane Steele and a rendition of bagpipe playing from a visitor from Sydney.
Mrs Morgan said the committee was also in the process of selecting a suitable applicant to attend the 2018 Sydney Royal Show.