Clive and Andrew Cooper show off their vintage Jaguar on Saturday.
Clive and Andrew Cooper show off their vintage Jaguar on Saturday. Michael Cormack

Vintage car owners rally for chance to cruise around

WARWICK car lovers were treated to an array of vintage cars at the weekend as part of the Warwick Veteran and Vintage Car Club rally on Saturday.

About 30 cars took part in the rally, with vehicles ranging from Bedford vans to early 1900s Ford models.

Warwick Veteran and Vintage Car Club rally director and club founder Eddie Marshall said the day included cruises around the Southern Downs region.

"It was a pretty good day," Mr Marshall said.

"We had a demonstration at Warwick East State School in between two cruises.

"We went for a cruise around Freestone and came back along the highway this morning before going out through Elbow Valley later in the day."

Mr Marshall said the cars proved popular for onlookers.

"We had a few people come into the school grounds to have a look at them," he said.

"It's a common thing with us. People are generally pretty interested."

For vintage Bedford van owner Eddie Abrahams, vintage cars are in his blood.

"All of my life I've been into cars," Mr Abrahams said.

"I was initially into speed cars and then as I matured I went into veteran and vintage cars and now I am back into vintage speedway cars."

Since buying his van six months ago, Mr Abrahams said he and his partner Dianne had travelled all over Australia's eastern seaboard.

"We did the 2013 Outback Queensland Tour," he said.

"We have done 28,000km since we have owned the van.

"It's decked out as a camper. It's got everything we need in it."

Mr Abrahams travelled from Laidley for the rally.

"You meet fantastic people, swap yarns and parts and have a lot of fun while driving," Mr Abrahams said.

More coverage of the weekend event on pages 12 and 13.



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