REVVED UP: Anneka and Seanna Jones admire this 1948 Chevrolet at Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary markets and Show and Shine event. See more photos on page 8.
REVVED UP: Anneka and Seanna Jones admire this 1948 Chevrolet at Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary markets and Show and Shine event. See more photos on page 8. Alistair Brightman

Car heaven at markets for Show and Shine

PEOPLE of Maryborough love their cars and animals.

That's the only conclusion to be drawn following the big turnout at the combined Show and Shine and markets event, held at the Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday.

To Independent Riders director Michael Tucker, using the word "magical" to describe the day was most appropriate.

"Hundreds and hundreds of people were there and by 11am, it was just packed," he said. "There were about 40 cars and well over 100 bikes."

 

Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary markets and Show and Shine - Holden fans Brock Ford,6, and his dad Will from Maryborough check out the motor of this SS Torana.
Holden fans Brock Ford, 6, and his dad Will from Maryborough check out the motor of this SS Torana. Alistair Brightman

Mr Tucker said the high turnout also suggested that there was high demand for a regular Show and Shine event in Maryborough.

"This was a good opportunity to establish something, and the room in the car park will allow for double the amount of cars to fit."

 

Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary markets and Show and Shine - Ethan Mabire on his dad's 2006 V-Star 650cc bike.
Ethan Mabire on his dad's 2006 V-Star 650cc bike Alistair Brightman

Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary curator Ray Revill said the raised money would go towards development of the sanctuary.

"We were prepared, but then we were under-prepared when people started going through," he joked.