Rod run draws in the crowds

POSTER GIRL: Charelle Edwards of Warragul was named Miss Bright Iconic Rod Run.

CLOSE to 1000 classic cars and up to 7000 people has left organisers and businesses celebrating the region’s biggest tourist event.

Classic Fords and Chevys to Holden Kingswoods and even Combis made their way to the region for the 25th edition of Bright’s Iconic Rod Run.

Over 400 cars officially registered for the weekend but organisers believe there was close to 1000 who made the trip to the upper Ovens Valley.

“Registered cars were a little bit up on last year, we had around 420-430 and probably 50 per cent of the cars here weren’t registered so it would have been close to 1000 cars, the place was packed,” Bright Rod and Kustom Club committee member Mick Dealy said.

“I made my way around the clock tower on Saturday and I would say half the parked cars were registered and the other half didn’t have registration stickers and it was similar on Sunday afternoon.”

Mr Dealy said Sunday’s Show and Shine at Pioneer Park was another highlight with a huge crowd heading along to see all 400-odd registered cars on full display.

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