Car show and fun run brings community together

MORE than 200 cars revved their engines and converged on the South Street Reserve in Bellerive last month for the annual Clarence Car Show.

Run by the Lions Club of Clarence and now in its fourth year, the annual community event raises funds for the Lions Bushfire Relief Appeal.

The show featured a variety of vehicles including hot rods, Ferraris, vintage cars and caravans, and a stretched limo.

There was even an Austin Healey 100, which proved a particular highlight for many of the car enthusiasts.

Bought new by Clive Miller in 1955, the car boasted a rich history before ending up in the hands of current owner Derrick Millhouse in 2005.

The car came to Tasmania in 1960 and was restored by Tasmanian racing identity Mick Watt in the 1980s.

In its time, it raced at prestigious tracks such as Albert Park, Fisherman’s Bend, Philip Island, Geelong Sprints and Templestowe Hill climbs.

In addition to the car show, the Lions Club of Clarence also played host to the inaugural Bendigo Bank ‘Run the Beaches’ fun run and walk.

More than 300 people took part in the five kilometre, 2.5-kilometre and 50-metre events.

Funds raised during the charity event will support children with mobility problems.

Clarence Lions Club thanked all the runners, walkers, sponsors, car owners and the public for their ongoing support.

Caption: The Lions Club of Clarence recently played host to the Clarence Car Show.

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