Hundreds of motor enthusiasts enjoyed the Goondiwindi and District Vehicle Restorers Association Show and Shine on Saturday.
There were more than 70 entrants with trophies up for grabs in 15 categories. The Peoples' Choice Award went to Jim Ambrose with his HJ Holden sedan and the judges' choice was Wayne Reeves' XA Falcon GT hardtop coupe. Visitors traveled from as far as Yamba, many spending the weekend in town.
Jim and Mandy Ambrose said they were "blown away" by the support. "We had no idea what to expect but all the responses have been positive and it will definitely be bigger and better next year."
This is the club's first major event in about 10 years and will now become an annual gathering at the end of June.
"We are so grateful for all the local support," Mr Ambrose said. "We were overwhelmed by the sponsorship we were able to raise from businesses, the council gifted us a grant, Rob McKenzie volunteered his time to MC and judge; Nicky from the golf club sang, Rotary and the Girl Guides and Shot 2 U Coffee kept everyone happy with food and drinks."
More photos here: Show n Shine gallery
The winners from the day were:
Best Aussie: Ken Austen, Goondiwindi
Best American: Terry Rose, Warialda
Best European: John McQuade, Chinchilla
Best bike: Terry O'Keefe, Goondiwindi
Best hot rod: Greg Hall, Inverell
Best ute: Jeff Warrener, Warialda
Best custom vehicle: Frank Jones, Inverell
Best custom paint: Eric Love, Miles
Best machinery: Neil Grant, Goondiwindi
Best military: Steve Donpon, Goondiwindi
Best restored: Ray Evans, Warialda
Best original: Rick Deloub, Millmerran
Judges' choice: Wayne Reeves, Goondiwindi
Merv Danes' Furthest Traveled: Bob Tonkin, Yamba
Peoples' Choice: Jim Ambrose, Goondiwindi