THE Wide Bay Rodders' ninth annual Show and Shine at Pialba State School was tagged as the biggest yet.

With more than 2000 people walking through the school oval gates on Sunday between 9am and 1pm, organiser and Wide Bay Rodders president Des Batten said the turnout was "absolutely unbelievable".

"This is (now) the biggest hot rod show between Brisbane and Cairns," he said.

About 450 vintage and modified cars, along with hot rods, were stationed at the school for public viewing, with food provided by the school for hungry visitors.

Mr Batten said he was impressed at the last-minute turn-up of 50-plus cars, which helped boost the number of vehicles on show.

While the money raised will not be counted until later this week, the $10000 goal should be easily met - thousands of raffle tickets were sold at $2 apiece or 3 for $5.

All dollars will be given to the Pialba State School Special Education Program, which helps diagnosed students with learning, life and social skills and athletics.