Motoring enthusiasts flock to Bundy Car Meets

Bundy Car Meets
One of the classic cars at the Bundy Car Meet in Bargara, Nigel Schmidt’s 1965 Ford XP. Picture: John Wood (Facebook)

Bundy Car Meets are motoring ahead as the place for car lovers from all backgrounds to show their prized possessions.

Bundy Car Meets is the realised dream of two friends, Nigel Schmidt and Felix Cefai, open to all car, bike, classic, hot rod and vintage enthusiasts as a general get-together once a month for a family-friendly show-and-shine.

The most recent meet on Saturday, 13 April saw more than 250 vehicles on display.

Hundreds more spectators strolled through the Bargara Central car park, enjoying the opportunity to gaze upon a diverse range of polished-up cars.

Organiser Nigel Schmidt reflected with pride on the successful event unfolding before his eyes.

“We thought it would be alright, but it just keeps getting better and better each time” he said.

“It mixes the young people with us older people, and brings everyone together.”

Nigel said the event had grown from just a handful of cars gathering in the Toyworld parking lot back in November, to a bustling event that draws a crowd from outside the region.

“We have the Gladstone crew, Maryborough and Hervey Bay crews, and the Childers crew all come down, it’s not just for the locals,” he said.

Bundy Car Meets aims to continue providing a safe and family-oriented event once a month in the Bundaberg Region.

Meets are held on the second Saturday of every month, with the next event being held at Stockland Bundaberg on Saturday, 11 May from 6pm.

Nigel and Felix welcome owners of all makes and models of cars and bikes to come and join in the fun.

Events operate with conditions

  • Strictly no alcohol
  • No burnouts
  • No excessive revving
  • No fund raising
  • No trade stands 
  • Current registration required, otherwise you can leave on trailers.

More information can be found on the group's Facebook page.

Bundy Car Meets
Vintage vehicles at the Bundy Car Meet in Bargara. Picture: John Wood (Facebook)