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    READY FOR RUN: Denise Harmer, with her 1931 Ford sedan, and Heather and Lester Webb, with their 1967 Mustang, are looking forward to Horsham Old Skool Hotrod and Custom Club’s event starting on February 16. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham to host rod run

Motoring enthusiasts are gearing up for the 2024 Hot Summer Nights Rod Run, which will be in Horsham for the first time.

The Horsham Old Skool Hotrod and Custom Club has organised the three-day event, starting from February 16.

The event includes a Friday night barbecue, Saturday evening cruise and a ‘show and shine’ on the Sunday at Sawyer Park. 

Club president Craig Hobbs said it would be the rod run’s first year in Horsham, after 14 years of the event at Halls Gap. 

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“The beautiful new river precinct, the opportunity to expand and a helpful council were the biggest things that got it here,” he said.

Mr Hobbs said the Horsham river precinct carpark would fill up with safely modified vehicles and other classic cars as the event kicked off on Friday evening with a sign-in and barbecue.

“On the Saturday morning, people are free to just spend their time in Horsham before we go out on a drive in the afternoon,” he said. 

“Saturday night, they will be cruising around the main street and CBD. There will be a constant procession of changing cars as well as hot-rods parked along the streets.

“On the Sunday, at Sawyer Park there will be a car show. Entrants will enter for free and non-entrants will have to pay $10 to bring their car in. There will be a few stalls there that will have vintage clothing, vintage footwear, vintage signs, and there will be coffee and donuts as well.”

Mr Hobbs said the event would bring an economic benefit to the town, with more than 100 cars entered several weeks in advance. 

“The caravan park has been booked out and everyone else is staying in hotels and motels around town, so it’s actually good for Horsham,” he said. 

“They are coming from interstate, as well as local, and it will bring people from as far away as Brisbane.”

Mr Hobbs said the club would accept late entries on the Friday evening and Saturday morning, but people could enter online via the website

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