Motoring treasures go for a digital spin
Last year’s event attracted 80 vehicles and drew more than 600 people through the gates at Buchanan Park.
This year will see the Mount Isa ‘Digital’ Motor Show go live online on July 12. ()
Mount Isa Motorsports and Recreation Inc secretary Nadia Cowperthwaite said taking the seventh annual event online had been a hard decision.
Concerns about what crowd restrictions may still apply as Queensland Government’s COVID-19 response continued to unfold prompted the move in May, rather than facing the risk of having to cancel at the eleventh hour.
There may be an upside to the online platform, with hopes it will give a glimpse of treasures usually kept under wraps.
“There are a lot of motoring enthusiasts here and a lot of really amazing cars in sheds that no one sees,” Mrs Cowperthwaite said
“So I’m hoping that people who may not like to take their pride and joy to a physical car show might be more inclined to post a photo.”
Mrs Cowperthwaite said entries were starting to come in, but she expected the bulk to appear from the middle of next week.
The competition, open to Mount Isa vehicles, will include a people’s choice award as well as a judge’s choice award.
Entries close on July 10 and the album will be uploaded for viewing and voting via Facebook from July 11.
IMAGE: Nadia Cowperthwaite's 1973 XA Ford Falcon will be on display, although not among the competition entries.
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