Following the easing of Covid-19 related restrictions, the Australian National Show and Shine – Euroa now sees a much less complex path forward in running its first event in three years.

Step one is already in progress, and included the submission of supporting documents for an event application to the Strathbogie Shire Council, who now require applications for events such the Euroa Show and Shine to be lodged at least six months in advance of the proposed event date.

Committee members are also busy confirming sponsors for the October 2nd show. Many of our major sponsors had already committed to this year following last year’s cancellation. This should be completed no later than the end of May, and will then enable maximum exposure for these supporting organisations via a series of media outlets, posters and flyers.

An early batch of thousands of DL sized flyers has been printed, utilising those sponsors who had committed to our 2021 event, and will be used at upcoming car shows throughout the area to attract entrants and spectators. These will also be employed as counter-top flyers for our various sponsors.

Theme for 2022 will unsurprisingly be the “1920s” – something that has been on the program for the past two years, before the cancellation of previous events.

There will be trophies for the best 1920s car and best 1920s motorcycle. And, of course, our “Fashions in the Park” with sponsored prizes for the best 1920s costumes for both male and female entrants.

Following the trend set by the A9X Torana and Holden Kingswood for our 2019 event as centre stage displays, this year will feature a 1927 Capitol Chev, a 1920s Austin 7 racecar and 1929 Norton motorcycle.

Step two of the pre-show preparation will commence shortly, with the gathering of various major exhibits and confirmation of attendance by various car and motor cycle clubs.

Without giving too much away at this time, we would be very surprised if we could not include the ADF to display a 62 tonne M1A1 Abrams main battle tank; for the ever-popular Central Victorian Corvettes (and friends) to appear, and we look forward to “building a rainbow” by our 2019 Best Club Award winners, the Majestic Vanners.

Meantime, we now encourage any clubs or individuals who intend to make the Seven Creeks Park “Home for a Day” on Sunday, 2nd October 2022 to please let us know, so that we can reserve a spot for you.

Because, we just have that feeling that it’s going to be a big year!

.. Ray Read

Picture: The Central Victorian Corvettes are a regular feature at the Australian National Show and Shine. Picture by AutoMotive Photography.