Great Western was filled with visitors and vintage vehicles as the annual Show and Shine event took centre stage.
Great Western Future Committee president Bruce Ahchow said the event was 'fantastic' despite the challenges of trying to organise the event.
"It was fantastic, given that we put it on at short notice and didn't have to time to do large amounts of publicity we were very, very happy with the turn out," he said.
"For the event we saw over a hundred exhibitors and a couple of hundred people enjoyed it all, so overall it was a great event.
"We were slightly down on the number of exhibits, but given the circumstances it was a fantastic outcome.
"We were missing some of the cars and trucks from last year, but the number of cars and motorcycles was well up."
Stawell resident Lynn Pitcher was one of many exhibitors as she brought her 1983 Chevy G20 van to the show.
Ms Pitcher said she bought the vehicle five years ago in a car yard in Kentucky for $3000 and had to spent $7000 to get it back to Australia.
Everything in the van is original except for an LCD TV.
Ulysses Club Grampians president James Bell is a regular at show and shine events around the region
"About twenty of us rode out to this show and shine. We have about 40 members on the books," he said.
"Because the next closest club is Ballarat, we have members from across the Wimmera. There's one bloke from Kaniva that'll ride with us on most weekends."
Streatham resident Marilynn Fischer rolled out her 1957 Ford Customline.
"My daughter bought this about 20 years ago. A guy was moving overseas and needed it gone, so she picked it up in Melbourne," she said.
"The car only comes out during the sunshine and it's been published in a book and can be viewed as the benchmark for all 1957 Customlines."
Mr Ahchow said the Great Western Future Committee was going to use the funds raised from the event to help implement Great Western Future Plan.
"At the moment we are trying to refurbish the 18 directional signs on historical sites around Great Western, so the success of this event certainly helps and contributes to that cause," he said.
"We would like to thank the members of the Future Committee and everyone who came along, and given a good run at it we are looking forward to presenting everything bigger and better next year."
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