Region gets ready for car enthusiasts

AVID car enthusiasts will flock to Bendigo for the Rod Stock and Custom Show and the Mid-State Mopar this weekend.

More than 6000 people are expected to attend the fifth annual Rod Stock and Custom Show at the Bendigo Showgrounds on June 6 and 7.

Event organiser Daryl George said the show offered something to see and do for the entire family.

"We have a lot of interest," he said. 

"We have quite a few cars coming from Melbourne but also some local vehicles.

"We are expecting big numbers."

Mr George said there would be a jumping castle, children's rides, food stalls and more. 

"There will be stalls selling rock and roll clothing and memorabilia," he said.

"People can come and buy their Christmas presents.

"It is going to be a great weekend."

The Central Victorian Chrysler Club will host the eighth annual Mid State Mopars.

Almost 400 Valiants, Dodges, Plymouths, Desotos will arrive in Bendigo on Saturday with the event the second largest gathering of Chrysler vehicles in the southern hemisphere.

The two-day event is on Saturday and Sunday and includes all makes and models of Chrysler vehicles.

A Motorkhana will take place on Saturday at the Bendigo Livestock Exchange on Leans Road in Huntly from 10am to 3pm and will put both vehicles and drivers to the test. 

The vehicles will take to the streets of Bendigo on Sunday for the Show 'n' Shine at Bendigo Town Hall from 8am,

Organisers expect about 400 cars to go on display. 

Meanwhile in Maldon an inaugural swap meet will take place on Sunday

The event is co-ordinated by the organisers of the Maldon Antique Fair and Maldon Townwide Garage Sale.

Entry costs $3, with the event starting at 7am. 

Visit www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au over the weekend to view photos from the car shows. 

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