Highlights from the 2017 Valla Hot Rod Run

It’s looking set to be another damp one tomorrow for the annual hot rods show and shine down the main street of Nambucca Heads.

The convoy will start to roll into place at 10am and, as always, your vote is crucial in deciding the best 10 in show.

The weather didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits last year even though it may have moistened a few T-bucket interiors. A record number of rods entered which saw the ‘show and shine’ stretching all the way to West St.

And the town turned up in force to marvel at the meticulous machinery on display.

A conservative estimate by Andrew valued the collection of classic cars at $24 million.

Before Saturday’s motor parade, the rodders got up to all kinds of antics around the Valley: belt-sanding races, lip-sync battles, burnouts, and billycarts in Bowraville.

The theme last year was ‘south of the border’ which saw campers at the Valla Tourist Park don sombreros, swig tequila and erect Trump’s infamous border-wall.

On Sunday the weather seemed as depressed to see the rodders go as the Valley was.

The rain proved a little tricky for some with reports of a single-vehicle accident near Carbine St, Coffs Harbour, of a caravan towed by a hot rod at around 7:20am. 

All involved were uninjured, and the rod lived to roll again.

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