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The Wollongong Roller Hawks' Community Partners, the Vintage Sprintcar Association of Australia will host its fourth annual Car & Bike Show this Sunday, 23rd September at the German Club, Kembla Grange.

The show brings a wide variety of makes and models with old and new on display including hot rods and the brand new Mustang courtesy of Harrigan Ford.



“On the car side of things, we’ll have three or four different types of race cars , our own included.” says VSAA President Dick Pruen.


One of the cars on display with be Dick’s own pride and joy, a 1981 Gambler, named in honour of the Kenny Rogers hit song after Rogers supplied the finance to get the company off the ground.


“It’s got a 350 Chev V8 in it, it punches about 400 horsepower which is quite a lot because the whole car only weighs 600kg so power to weight ratio is getting down towards Formula 1. They’re very quick and very quirky to drive”


The car was brought to Australia in 1984 and was raced through until the mid 90s by American driver Randy Kinser and is now one of many cars preserved by club members like Pruen.


“We attend track days, we don’t race them but we like to get them going and up to a decent speed when we do.”


“Anyone that wants to climb in it or under it or around it, they’re welcome to. There’ll be club members here and anyone who has any questions about it have only got to ask.”


“We’ll have some old speedway bikes here, we’ll also have some classic road registered bikes like Triumphs, BSAs and we’ll have some Harleys here as well.”


In addition to all things automotive, there’ll be raffles with the major prize supplied by Albion Park Nissan, jumping castles, music, trade show and swap meet with food supplied by the German Club.


All money raised will be donated to the Wollongong Roller Hawks and Illawarra Wheelchair Basketball.


“They receive virtually no funding, and not a real lot of corporate sponsorship either so they rely on people like us for support and we’re only too willing to do it.”


The Roller Hawks will be hosting come and try sessions and demonstrations throughout the day where people can have a go playing wheelchair basketball themselves.


People wishing to exhibit their machinery can arrive from 7am onwards (Entry $5) with gates open to the public via a gold coin donation from 9am.


WHAT: VSAA Car & Bike Show

WHERE: The German Club, 636A Northcliffe Dr, Kembla Grange

WHEN: Sunday 23rd September 9am-3pm

COST: $5 for exibitors, Gold coin donation for lookers.