Motor Fest fires on all cylinders

Millions of dollars worth of cars, trucks, bikes and hot rods drew thousands of people to the Pambula Motor Festival (PMF) on Saturday.

The brainchild of a group of ‘mates’ the PMF is estimated to have pulled a crowd of around 6000 in only its second year.

It also raised about $15,000 for the Pambula hospital, with a final tally yet to be calculated.

President Brett Hansford knows he has struck a nerve with the enthusiasts, many whom said they’d be back next year.

“The quality of the cars and trucks was fantastic, we didn’t expect that sort of turnout,” he said.

“From the FJ Holden right to the latest Mustang Shelby, to have one of those there was just amazing, and it came from Cooma.”

“The public, well, we had no idea it was going to be so huge, people come down from Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Albury, and the Eurobodalla.”

More than 60 trophies were handed out among the 200 entrants.

Locals were among the winners including Gary Dews (hotrods), Neville Bobbin (Harley Davidson), Scott Whatman (80s Landcruiser dual cab) and Luke Harris’ (modified Forerunner).

A full list of results will be available here 

Mr Hansford said some of the trucks were valued at $800,000, with the collective truck park worth at least $25 million dollars.

But it wasn’t all about vehicles, there was the colouring-in competition to be judged, hula hooping to learn, and lots of food stalls and children’s activities.

“For some of the kids it was the first trophy they’d won and that’s what it’s all about,” he said.

“The kids were well catered for and they just loved it.”

Mr Hansford issued a broad thankyou to all who supported the event.

“I personally would like to thank all the committee members, our sponsors and definitely the public for attending.”

The next PMF will be held on Sunday, April 20 during both NSW and Victorian school holidays.

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