Daylesford MOTORFEST

Peter Tangey Memorial Trophy Presentation

We met at the club rooms leaving approximately at 845am, other members joined us on the way. As we were driving through Daylesford we came across cars banked up, we knew where they were going, it was slow going, I felt sorry for those who travelling elsewhere. Finally we arrived being the last few cars that were able to park on the oval. There were 1500 plus cars, 150 plus motor bikes, trucks, that passed through the gates. The oval was full and outside areas of Veteran, Vintage, Classic, Hot-Rods and many more. We saw a very old Harley Davidson Motor Bike driving around, it looked like a push bike with a motor and gears, impressive. 

They had different bands performing on stage, CFA Jaws of Life Demonstration, Wood Chop Demo, Best Dressed Competition, Pedal Car Display, Men’s Shed, Barber and Tattooist working on site, Activities for Kids and many more to see and do. The day was a huge success, this is the first time that this event has been held, they put a lot of thought, time and effort organising this event and was well supported by the public. 

The main sponsor representative from RACV was very impressed with the success of the day and would definitely recommend sponsoring in the future. Unfortunately after looking at most of the cars on display, we saw some of the events, not all, as we ran out of time, there was a lot happening. There were over 60 Display Awards given, some Peggy and I wasn’t sure about. It was a good day out. 

Mark and Laura Tangey sponsored their father’s Memorial Trophy 2019, Peter Tangey. Peter was a member of the MOTORFEST Team whose passion for motoring inspired others and was a true enthusiast and in retirement a KLFM Radio Presenter.                                                                  

Mark and Laura needed to select a car, after looking at many vehicles they were in a dilemma as to which car to nominate, finally they decided to find one that was similar to one that their father loved. It was 1971 GT Valiant Charger, and it was the right colour, Yellow. Laura presented the trophy to the proud owner.  

Article by Valda Webb