“Renmark Rocks On” 17th-19th March 2017
Classic cars and rock & roll seems to be a match made in heaven, and the “Renmark Rocks On” weekend was no exception on the weekend of 17th – 19th March. Lincoln Auto Club members Di and Mick Hart, Annette and Brian Luckcraft, with friends Julie and Andrew Brooks travelled to Renmark for the event.
A good mix of vintage, classic and hot rods on show lined the Main Street for the Saturday following an early morning cruise including neighbouring towns of Loxton and Berri.
Classic cars lined both sides of Renmark’s riverside main street.
Can you imagine that happening in Tasman Terrace?
While the inspecting of cars kept the men folk busy the ladies were easily entertained by perusing the many “pop up” stalls on the lawns along the riverbank. Many a bargain was to be had, local produce, crafts and 50’s style clothing and footwear.
Tempting food and coffee vans kept the hunger pains at bay.
The large marque with stage, dance floor and seating, provided the continuous shade and entertainment for the day with a live rock & roll band “Night Train” belting out tunes for the young, young at heart and the not so young to dance to.
There was some very original classic examples. The “patina” look is appearing more and more. An obvious badge of true originality.
And of course there was the “not so original”, but still a classic example.
One very good example of both classic and original was Richard Newlyn’s Mustang, Richard is a Lincoln Auto Club member but resides adjacent to Renmark in Paringa. It was a great opportunity for Richard to connect with some of his distant Lincoln Auto Club members.
The car show and “rock on” weekend is organised by the local dance group, River Rockers, based in Renmark. This is the 5th year they have held the event and it has tripled in size in that time and word is it will continue to grow each year.
This small band of dedicated people managed to organise two dance events on the Friday night with live bands and again two more on the Saturday night. One venue catered for 280 dinner guests followed by dancing to the popular rockabilly dance band “The Lincolns” who appeared in Port Lincoln over this year’s Tunarama. The River Rockers also organised the car cruise and display on the Saturday.
Their stamina did not waver as they then organised a farewell breakfast at the local Lions Park on the Sunday morning. This completed a great weekend of cars, music, dancing, food and proved that Renmark is a “can do” town, with the locals making us feel very welcome.
Fellow car and dance enthusiasts Mick and Di Hart, Julie and Andrew Brooks also travelled to Renmark for the event. We recommend it as a “must do” weekend to mark on your 2018 calendar.
Contributed by Annette and “Lucky”