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My 1925 Ford Model T at ‘Craftathon’ 2014, Taree, NSW

Members of the Taree Historic Motor Club were invited to show their cars at Craftathon 2014.

We had a modest turnout of cars, in spite of the threatening weather, but all turned out good in the end.

Cars included Mitch Taylor’s 1925 Ford Model T, Ian Dyball’s Peugeot 203, Gregory Lee’s 1913 Rover Torpedo 12HP and Allan Walters’ 1929 Chrysler 75; and a number of others too.

Thankyou Shae for your great work taking some of the pictures. A number of other members’ cars from the club were also present.

Taree Craft Centre presents Craftathon 2014, with around 40 quality exhibitors displaying, demonstrating and selling their exquisite crafts. They also conduct workshops throughout the show and this all takes place under one roof in the Taree PCYC auditorium, 95 Commerce Street, Taree.

After 14 annual shows, Craftathon has become a major event for the Mid North Coast attracting quality exhibitors, some from Capital cities, and patrons from up and down the coast.

The event is supported by some generous sponsors, especially the local newspaper the Manning River Times, who provide excellent publicity and promotion, and “Just Patchwork” of Tuncurry, who provide a sewing machine package prize valued at around $1000, which is drawn at the end of the show.

Ian Dyball, Greg Lee and Mitch Taylor at Craftathon 2014

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

Gloucester Chill Out Day – Show n Shine

Another car show … 

Farley Gates Sports Oval

Boundary St, Gloucester, NSW

Saturday, 27th July, 2013 – 9:00am – 3:00pm

Chill Out as a festival in Gloucester evolved because the local business houses saw it as a way of developing a fun event that could celebrate a sense of community and potentially attract visitors to shop in Gloucester. The event generally brings in a number of market stalls that set up in the main street and create, with the childrensactivities a real family festival atmosphere.  This year the Chill Out event will be held on the 27th of July.

In many respects this event is still about celebration of community and recognising the value of the commercial and retail centre as well as providing a carnival type atmosphere as the street closures allow for the entertainment and small stalls that bring a variety of new products into the town centre.  This year we will once again have the wine and cheese as well as a couple of brewerys.  To make your experience that much more enjoyable we will have a jazz trio to entertain you while you taste test the fine wines our region has to offer as well as cheese platters. There will also be a band and a number of other performers. 

Last year the Show and Shine was a major attraction drawing historic and modern cars from the Hunter and  North Coast with the largest participation yet, and was held within the main street. This year it will be held within the Farley Gates area in Denison Street.

The event is about fun and in keeping with that the event organisers have looked at increasing the number of activities for the younger generation.  There will be the ever popular Dog Show, Donut Eating Competition and carnival rides – Donut Ride, Giant Tiger Slide, Jumping Castles, Fairy Floss and Dip n Dots Ice creams to name a few.  And don’t forget to catch a great lunch at one of the many cafes in town.

This time we will have a Chain Saw Racing Competition with a number of competitors.  This will be a great new addition to the entertainment on the day.

And don’t forget the playground of artificial snow for the kids within the Billabong Park.

However what we should not forget is that the event is primarily a showcase of the local shopping precinct and the wide array of unique goods and services that are available and the opportunity to engage in that experience amongst the bargains that local businneses will provide as part of the event.

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

Taree PCYC Craftathon Show n Shine

I will be showing my car at the PCYC event – Craftathon 2013

Taree PCYC, with Taree Historic Motor Club

95 Commerce St, Taree

Sunday 4th August, 2013 – 10:00am – 3:00pm

On Saturday and Sunday, August 3 and 4, Taree PCYC will come alive with more than 40 craft exhibitors all under one roof ready to wow you with their exquisite craft and huge range of craft supplies.

And the best part is, these experts in their fields are willing to share their skills with you, their patrons.

This is the 15th annual Craftathon for Taree and the huge PCYC auditorium has proved to be the ideal venue, being able to accommodate the whole show indoors, including workshop areas and a kiosk providing good food and refreshments.

There will be craft give-aways throughout the show and one lucky visitor will win a sewing package of sewing machine, sewing table and Tutto trolley bag valued at $1000. This amazing prize has been sponsored by Janome and Just Patchwork of Tuncurry, and will be drawn at the show on Sunday at 3pm.

On Sunday, members of Taree Historic Motor Club will display a selection of their amazing veteran and vintage cars for all to enjoy. The club has about 140 members who own more than 500 historic cars, and these include a 1925 T Model Ford, a 1938 MG TA Sedan, a Fiat Spyder, a Studebaker Hawk and a Chev Corvette.

With many on-site demonstrations and a program of workshops on both days, there is the opportunity to explore and learn new crafts.

There is also a knitting competition on both days with a prize for the fastest knitter, and an encouragement prize.


Opening times are 10am to 4pm on Saturday and 10am to 3pm on Sunday. Entry fees are adults $5, under 16 years $2, under 12 years free (with adult).

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia