Van Diemen Street Rod Club to host annual muscle car show on Sunday.

LEGENDARY MUSCLE: Josh Nielsen with son Kayden, 3, and Michael Mitchell with his Brock machine at UTAS Stadium. Picture Neil Richardson
LEGENDARY MUSCLE: Josh Nielsen with son Kayden, 3, and Michael Mitchell with his Brock machine at UTAS Stadium. Picture Neil Richardson

They came, they saw, they roared.

More than 200 unique vehicles packed into the York Park Precinct on Sunday for the Van Diemens Street Rod Club Aussie and USA Muscle Car Show.

Families took advantage of free entry for children under 14, with car lovers of all ages coming through the gates.

Highlights included a selection of drag cars that were being displayed for the first time, as well as some new street rods.

The day wasn’t just about cars with live music coming from The Smokin Elmores, and a number of dance demonstrations also taking place as part of the event.

Club president Grant Sutton said the annual show was known for its widespread appeal.

“Most car shows have restrictions on the year and make of entries, but not this one,” he said.

“We’ve got everything from the 1920s right through to the present day.

“This show tends to attract specialist vehicles.”

Muscle car is an American term used to refer to any two-door sports cars with engines designed for high-performance driving.

While US and Australian cars were the focus of the event, other countries also had cars included, with entries also coming from Japan and even Europe.

Sunday marked the 28th holding of the event, which has a rich affinity with York Park.

Mr Sutton said the logistics of the event meant it was always planned many months in advance.

“We will probably start preparing for the next event in March,” he said.

“There is always plenty of red tape, especially with cars like this involved.”