The wheels will definitely be in motion this weekend when thousands of motoring enthusiasts flock to Wombat for the village’s annual swap meet.
Held again at Wagenbah Oval in Wombat and running for its third successive year, the event promises to be a good couple of days out for the whole family, according to organiser Marty Williams.
“It should be a big weekend and we are really looking forward to it,” Williams said.
“The event has already got a really good name and people come from all over the place.
“Last year we had a heap of people come and this year we’re expecting upwards of 3000 people,” he said.
Marty indicated that he has had people from as far away as Gosford, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Mildura, Bathurst, Orange, Parkes and Nowra indicate that they are coming.
“And of course there will be plenty of people from around our own region attending also,” the Wombat resident said outside his “office” at the Wombat Hotel.
Officially put on by the Wombat Hotel Social Group, of which Mr Williams is a part of, the weekend will primarily see car and bike parts being sold and traded across the two days.
There will also be a whole lot more for the less car and bike orientated according to the organiser.
“We have a number of clothing and collectible stalls which will be on display along with various food and drink outlets and coffee vans to gain nourishment from.
Wombat Public School will be on hand, running a wood raffle,” Marty said.
One of the meet’s highlights will be the Yass Pontiac Club ‘Show and Shine’ competition which will feature a rare selection of Rods, Classics, Veterans and Vintage units, but will only run on Saturday between 9am and 1.30 - 2pm.
Trade sites are available at $100 and there are a number of small vendor sites going for $30 which includes insurance.
There is plenty of room for those with a camping mindset, although there is no available power.
Set up for stall holders and vendors is available from midday today.
Mr Williams is more than happy with the planning and preparation that has gone into this year’s swap meet, but said he would like to see one more addition come on board.
“If anyone out there has a drone that could be used over the course of the weekend we would be grateful if they could get in touch with us,” Marty said.
The swap meet starts from 7am on both Saturday and Sunday mornings with breakfast available on both days.
Entry fee is $5 per person, with under 16 entrants free.
For more information, call Marty Williams on 0412 162 089 or email email@example.com
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