Classic cars on display at Clarendon

THERE was no way Launceston's Peta Newman was going to miss the classic car display at historic Clarendon House on Sunday.

Cars will include classic Holdens, Fords, Jaguars and a wide range of marques from vintage and veteran club members. The display is part of the National Trust's month-long Tasmanian Heritage Festival, for which this year's theme is Journeys.

Ms Newman is not only a volunteer at Clarendon House, but a member of the EH Holden Club and will be there with the trophy-winning sedan she has owned for nine years.

``It's on `Special Interest' registration, which means I can drive it no more than 52 times a year and I mainly use it to go to car shows,'' Ms Newman said.

National Trust events and special promotions manager Hilary Keeley said  Sunday's event would run from 10am-2pm and include PCYC children's activities from 11am-1pm, including Taiko drumming.

``There will also be food and wine stalls, cider, live music and entertainment, so it will be a great family event, with kids under 16 admitted free,'' Ms Keeley said.

``I imagine we'll have at least a couple of hundred cars, but as well as all the car clubs and owners present, the National Automobile Museum of Tasmania will have a presence, as will the Tasmanian Horse Drawn Vehicle Federation with its display of carriages and demonstration of working horses.''

Ms Keeley said that the event would be held ``come rain, hail or shine''.

All profits from Sunday's event will go towards the cost of a roof restoration for Clarendon, which Ms Keeley said would cost ``a lot''.

FACT FILE

WHAT: Classic Cars at Clarendon.

WHERE: Clarendon House, Nile Road.

WHEN: Sunday, 10am-2pm.

WHY: Part of the National Trust Tasmanian Heritage Festival.

HOW MUCH: Adults $5, children under 16 free.

EH Holden Club member and National Trust volunteer Peta Newman, of Launceston, and National Trust events and special promotions manager Hilary Keeley at Clarendon Homestead. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS

EH Holden Club member and National Trust volunteer Peta Newman, of Launceston, and National Trust events and special promotions manager Hilary Keeley at Clarendon Homestead. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS

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