August 5, 2012
If you were out and about on any of the local highways at the weekend, you would probably have noticed several small processions of unusual vehicles enjoying a spot of motoring in the sunshine.
Four antique car clubs – from the South Burnett, Sunshine Coast, Gympie and Fraser Coast – met in Kingaroy for the annual 4 Club Rally hosted by the South Burnett Antique Motor Club.
The 74 vehicles, which ranged in age from the 1920s to the 1960s, stopped at St John’s School in Kingaroy on Saturday so their drivers and passengers could enjoy lunch before continuing on their way to the South Burnett Energy Centre in Nanango.
On Sunday, they visited the Dairy Museum in Murgon.
An enthusiastic participant in the the rally was Justin McCarthy, from Bribie Island, who brought along one of his “stable” of Baby Austins.
Justin is truly in love with the marque. He bought his first Austin 7 when he was just 16 … and he still owns it.
The 1935 model he drove in the rally was decked out in green and gold (including balloons on the wheels) in support of Australia’s Olympic team.