Jacquie and Kellie Twidale are proud to display their 1948 Anglia panel van at the Show ’n Shine in Toowoomba yesterday.
Jacquie and Kellie Twidale are proud to display their 1948 Anglia panel van at the Show ’n Shine in Toowoomba yesterday. Dave Noonan

Chevvy shines at hotrod meeting

RESTORING old cars is a labour of love and an exercise in scavenging for parts, according to hotrod enthusiast Loretta Axelsen.

Ms Axelsen drove her 1932 Chevrolet from Tweed Heads to take part in yesterday's Toowoomba High Altitude Hotrod Run Show 'n Shine hot rod extravaganza.

"It's been restored from a rusted old chassis," she said of the '32 Chevvy.

"It was a case of getting bits and pieces together and it took two years to restore but it's been on the road 10 years now.

"We take it on a drive every couple of weeks but it's an everyday car too so it's driven to the shops as well."

In keeping with the "bits and pieces" strategy, the Chevvy is powered by a Ford 302 engine.

Ms Axelsen's Chevvy was just one of 120 hotrods featured before large crowd of car enthusiasts which filed through the Margaret St "showroom" outside Garden Town Shopping Centre.

Exhibitors came from across the Darling Downs, Tweed Heads, Gympie, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour and Hervey Bay to participate in Show 'n Shine.


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