It may still conjure thoughts of missing school children in the book and movie by the same title, but Picnic at Hanging Rock is synonymous with a picnic of a different kind. An automotive picnic.
Run by the Macedon Ranges and District Motor Club, The Annual Picnic at Hanging Rock is primarily a fun day out for vintage, veteran and classic cars, plus motorcycles and trucks that are 25 years and older and has been running now for 28 years.
For the 28th edition, over 1500 classic cars and trucks plus 225 bikes entered the event, and another 1520 cars and 20 bikes were in the general public display.
It is estimated 7,000 spectators were on hand to enjoy the festivities and celebration of all things classic and automotive.
“It was an excellent day with perfect weather. We had a wonderful collection of classic vehicles on display, with strong patronage by enthusiasts and the general public. We hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did” said Event Organiser and Rally Director of the Macedon Ranges & District Motor Club Graham Williams.
“It’s a huge undertaking to put the event on, but we appreciate the support of our volunteers, entrants and spectators, as well as our sponsors including Rare Spares and Shannons.”
Rare Spares is proud to support what is a classic community event and had a marquee set-up with a constant stream of people talking to the Rare Spares staff regarding restoration projects and part enquiries for their vehicles.
Rare Spares was also involved in giveaways and awards at the event, with promotional models on site during the day handing out flyers to win the Team Biante model car signed by Jason Bright + a $50 gift voucher. Congratulations to Mr M. Pace who was the lucky winner of the promotion.
Rare Spares also provided awards to the best ‘Real Street’ and ‘Real Restoration’ machines at the event.
The date for next year is already locked in so put it in your diary. Sunday 14th February, 2016.