Revving up for classic car and bike Buxton festival

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There will be plenty of classic cars and motorcycles on show at this year's Buxton festival.
There will be plenty of classic cars and motorcycles on show at this year's Buxton festival.

Car enthusiasts will be in for a treat with the return of the Buxton Classic Car and Motorcycle Festival on the River next month.

The annual event will be held on Sunday, 4 August from 9am at Riverside Park.

An initiative of the Buxton Friendship Association, the festival will showcase a range of exceptional vehicles and bikes, according to organiser Mark Love

“This is a very popular day out and we have people coming from Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Childers Gladstone and more to participate,” he said.

“There will be judges and trophies awarded to the best looking classic cars and motorcycles.”

Take part in classic car and motorcycle festival

John Webb with his 1962 Matchless - Winner of Best British Motor Cycle at last year's Buxton Festival.
John Webb with his 1962 Matchless – Winner of Best British Motor Cycle at last year's event.

Mr Love said the event was just a gold coin donation to attend and participate in, with all entrants to register at the registration point on the day.

“There will many other highlights on the day including a breakfast from 6.30am to 9am, stalls, a multi-draw raffle and more,” he said.

“All proceeds are donated back into the community.”

Buxton Friendship Association supports community

Mr Love said the Buxton Friendship Association had been established since 2008 and aimed to raise funds for various organisations.

“We have donated to Volunteer Marine Rescue, RACQ Lifeflight, the rural firies, Cancer Council and more,” he said.

“We meet every second month to discuss what areas in the community might need our help and go from there.

“We aim to be a bit of a bind int he fabric of the community, to bring people together and support them.”

To find out more, visit the Buxton Friendship Association's car and motorcycle festival, visit the Facebook page.

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