Norm Marlborough

Norm Marlborough

Former Minister for Small Business; Peel and the South West; Minister Assisting the Minister for Education and Training

    Waroona revs up for British classic

    6/09/2006 11:00 AM

    A spectacular display of automotive history will drive in to Waroona next month for the British Auto Classic 2006.

    Peel Minister Norm Marlborough today met with the Yarloop Progress Association to hand over $3,000 towards promoting the event and setting up the free variety show.

    “This is a fantastic event for Waroona, which is expected to attract about 10,000 visitors and boost the local economy by an estimated $400,000,” Mr Marlborough said.

    “I am delighted that the State Government has been able to work so well with the community and industry to make the most of this event, which will undoubtedly grow as it builds in recognition each year.”

    The British Auto Classic will be held at the Waroona Oval on October 29 from 10am to 4pm.

    The event is free and spectators will be able to enjoy local produce, wine, good old-fashioned country cuisine and an all-day variety show, with activities for children.

    Visitors with a British-built classic car can also enter the display on the day and have the chance to win a prize.

    The event is supported by the British Consular Agency in Perth and is already being promoted as an event for classic car enthusiasts around the State and internationally.

    “This is a great opportunity for Western Australians to enjoy a day or weekend in a fabulous part of the State,” the Minister said.

    The Australind rail service will run from Perth and coincides with event hours.

    The event is sponsored by the Peel Development Commission, Healthway and Eventscorp and is part of the State’s Events Tourism initiative.

    To find out more information about this event, contact the Yarloop Progress Group on 9733-4723.

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