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Megan Williams, from Sydney, purchased her 1967 Camaro a couple of weeks ago in Dalby and couldn't wait to try it out at Motors in Motion

November 5, 2013

The 3rd annual Motors in Motion festival at Kingaroy Airport on Saturday had motors revving on the ground and in the air.

There were cars from every era, from vintage automobiles to the latest “drift” cars ready to strut their stuff on the motorkhana track.

A display of motorbikes and human-powered vehicles was located in front of the Airport Terminal.

The festival this year also made use of the nearby Kingaroy & District Vintage Machinery Club’s new grounds to host V8 tractors, farm machinery and a display of static engines.

A fly-in attracted a number of warbirds and other aircraft, some of which were available for joyflights.

And while the “big” planes buzzed overhead, model aircraft also zoomed over the tarmac to entertain the crowd.

The “drifting” and timed motorkhana runs drew a good crowd of onlookers to the area behind the hangars.

The main event of the day – as always – was the ping pong ball drop, a Kingaroy tradition that is always enormously popular.

Motors In Motion committee president Kevin Krosch told southburnett.com.au he was pleased with the day and estimated the crowd “at least” as big as last year, although the gate takings had yet to be tallied.

Australian Street Rod Federation director Colin Chapman brought his 1955 Ford Mercury Monterey to Motors in Motion; the Monterey runs a 292 CID small-block Ford motor

Tamara Geritz, from SQIT, was tempting passers-by to test their wheel-changing skills

Danny Ruthenberg, from Proston, swapped the wheel in 49.43 seconds

Graham Copeland, from Nobby, spent about a year building his replica of a 1930s Brooklands-style racer; his Railton is powered by a 27 litre Rolls-Royce engine which originally came out of a 1944 Comet tank before being transferred to a Centurion tank

St Mary's Catholic College had a display from the school's Trade Training Centre; teenagers were manufacturing balsa wood racers using a computerised router and then racing them on a special track ... teacher Larry Byrne is pictured with Year 12 student Jackson Manktelow

Kingaroy State High School students provided live music

Elvis (Jeff Hancox) added a rock'n'roll flavour to the entertainment

Local artist Cherry Carroll, left, is raffling a painting to help Murgon woman Shona Muckert raise money for surgery; Cherry and a friend also had a "Muckert Bucket" for donations (Photo: Nimue Gallery)

Steve Hood's 1910 Case traction engine trundled through the festival area

Nicholas Clarke, 6, from Chelmsford, was enjoying playing with the model trains; Barry Brierley and Lyn Lawrence brought the trainset to Motors in Motion from Yarraman

Joy flights could be arranged from near the airport terminal building


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