From across the South West Slopes, more than 20 clubs of like minded people have been involved in getting together once a year for the past three decades, at the South West Get-Together.
What brings them together?
All have a passion for heritage vehicles.
Keen to maintain a connection with bikes, cars, tractors, trucks and stationary motors of yesteryear, owners devoted to driving or savouring much satisfaction after years of meticulous restoration, travel to meet and swap stories.
Nostalgic enthusiasts drive their valuable vehicles from Goulburn, Queanbeyan, Tumut, Temora, Wagga Wagga, Cootamundra, Harden, Yass, Grenfell and Cowra.
The first SWGT, in 1985, was hosted by the Wagga Wagga branch of the Classic Automobile Club of Australia with clubs east of the city meeting to picnic in a local park.
Now, each host club decides on a date and venue to fit their annual program.
It may coincide with a special event, such as the Kite Festival in Harden, or the local show in Yass. The host club may hold a BYO picnic or cater for the event.
Cowra’s Antique Vehicle Club hosted the event in conjunction with its 20th birthday celebration four years ago.
This year, the local Midwest Historic Motor Club will host the event at Cowra Showground pavilion on Sunday, March 26.
All interested onlookers are warmly welcome to come and peruse heritage vehicles and chat with owners.