October 28, 2012
The 2nd annual Motors In Motion festival in Kingaroy on Saturday was engineered for excitement … with motors in motion everywhere you could look at Kingaroy Airport.
Overhead there were planes taking off and landing, taking joyflights as well as twirling, swirling and doing loops. Warbirds flew in formation and conducted mock strafing runs.
On the ground, there were static displays of cars from every era, vintage trucks, bikes, tractors and farm machinery, hot rods, touring cars, 1950s caravans …
Then there were the model planes, doing amazing aerobatics, and the model cars racing around a haybale course.
On a bigger haybale course, the drivers of street machines tested their driving skills and reflexes by racing the clock over a tight motorkhana course.
But there was also entertainment for the non-rev heads: school bands, a fashion parade and even an art show.
The climax of the day was an old Kingaroy favourite … a ping pong ball drop which had children of all sizes scurrying to locate the numbered balls in long grass.
President of the organising committee Kevin Krosch told southburnett.com.au that he was very happy with the crowd and the day had gone off “without a hitch”.
Committee treasurer Ray Wilton said gatetakings were up almost 25 per cent on last year.
He estimated the crowd at just under 2700.
Profits from the event will be distributed to community groups in the South Burnett.
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Winners of the Motors In Motion art competition, organised by the Nimué Gallery:
1. $1000 to Karol Oakley with “Doz-ing”
2. $500 to Jess Elford with “A Motor Once In Motion”
Highly commended certificates – Trish Erkens, Margie Zimmermann and Jo O’Brien Walsh
High School Section
1. $150 to Mikaela Greenslade for “Road Train”
2. $50 to Jess Elford with “The Place to be – By the Sea”
Highly commended certificates – Chloe Patch Jadon Patch and Nathaniel Stockhill
Primary School Section
1. $150 to Kai Jones with “On and Off Australian Roads”
2. $50 to Jude Davies with “Stunt Planes”
Highly commended certificates – Robert Rackemann, Jennifer Reilly and Poppy Allen