Street cars of desire set to light up Deloraine Street Car Show

A crowd of up to 10,000 people is expected to flock to Deloraine on Sunday for the Deloraine Street Car Show. 

Featuring pre-1988 model cars from across the state, the Van Diemens Street Rod Club event will attract 600 cars to this year’s event.

Among the vehicles on-show will be hot rods from the 1920s and 1930s, along with scores of vintage Holdens, Fords and muscle cars. 

One car sure to standout is a 1930 Ford Model A Coupe, displayed by Deloraine Street Car Show committee member Carl Mansfield. 

Mr Mansfield, who owns Deloraine’s Cruzin in the 50’s Diner, said the hot rod still drives beautifully.

“The car is unchopped and unmodified, except for the hot rod running gear,” he said.

“It’s my everyday car, I go shopping in it, I do everything in it – it’s a lovely little car.”

Fellow committee member Grant Evans said the event began as a way to promote Deloraine. 

“The whole objective has been to stimulate the town, and it’s about making Deloraine the destination of choice for visitors and tourists,” he said.

“We really want to give all the local shops a go at it, rather than bringing in outside food vans.”

Tickets for the event are $5 on the day, however kids under 16 enter for free.