Narooma Motors

Narooma Motors First Annual Car Show

January 2015 came with an idea - let's have a classic car meet and greet to show off the new signage and building renovations and new equipment, and get Narooma Motors back on the map. Because it was a spur of the moment thing, we were thrilled that so many locals popped out for a look at the 15 or so vehicles that came along. Supported by Gulf Western Oil and NRMA Batteries, we managed to put on quite a little show that locals still mention. The Gulf Western Supercar is all show but you could hear it screaming at the other end of town. Lyn took over the BBQ and we made a hat-ful of coins for the local fireys.

And we made the local paper! Narooma News

We hope to make the Narooma Motors Classic Cars meet and greet an annual event and bring more of these awesome vehicles to town for a weekend in summer.  



Narooma Motors second Annual Car ShOW 2016

Well, the first ever Narooma Motors Car Show was such a success we decided to do it again (and hopefully every year from now on). Still held on the shop grounds, we lined up about 24 exceptional and unique vehicles. This time we had Kimmy Saker from 2EC Radio providing music and entertainment all culminating in awarding four trophies - First, Second and Third placed cars - and Best Bike in Show. For the record, we were not expecting such a fabulous range of beautiful vehicles and it was very, very hard to choose winners from such a superb bunch of choices.

Sausages cooked to perfection were supplied and raised money for the local Fireys  by the Bastards Motorcycle Club, a pretty awesome bunch of guys and ladies. 

Congratulations to Barry Andrews, first place with his gorgeous 37 Ford; Rolf Leek, second place with the sexiest black 57 Chev you ever saw; and third place went to Richard Trew with an immaculately restored 64 Falcon. Best bike went to "Betto" and his shiny Harley Dyna Street Bob. Mav took home a baggy of goodies for best ladies bike - which we never thought of till it was almost too late. 

We succeeded in making this event much bigger this year and hope to move to one of the local ovals and really rev it up in 2017. If you are a member of a bike or car club and would like to join us, please contact us!

Sincere thanks to Gulf Western Oil, NRMA Batteries (Club Assist), Federal/Mastercraft Tyres and all the awesome local businesses that got behind us with their support. 

Here's the link to the story in The Narooma News: 



Third Annual Narooma Motors Car Show

The Third Annual Narooma Motors Car Show has now been and gone and it was GREAT!

A huge thankyou to everyone who brought their unique vehicle to the show; special thanks to Di Riley and her family for creating the showbags and facepainting; extra thanks to Chris O'Brien and Angie Ulrichson of The Narooma Rotary Club for their delicious efforts in the food van; Kymmy and her crew at 2EC for the live broadcast spectacular (thanks Zoe for spilling every bean in her bag); thanks beyond words to Noel Bate for your tireless help on the day; Tim from Club Assist and the tyre guy from NTW; and especially everyone who came to view and join in. It was a great day and it'll be on again next year!

Prizewinners, from left to right: Steve Morley, best bike Black Camshaft Award, Suzuki Boulevard; Matt Deveson, Silver Piston (2nd), 1969 Pontiac Firebird; Jason Tasker, Gold Piston (1st), 1979 Corvette C3; Alan Foster, Bronze Piston (3rd), 1966 122S Volvo; Guy Bugden, Gold Camshaft Award, 1971 HG Panelvan; Barry Vanniekerk, Black Piston Captain's Pick Award, 1929 Whippet; Dave Britton, Car Care Pack, 1977 LX Torana.


Thanks to everyone who came along with a fantastic array of top class vehicles, we all had a great day. Kids bouncing on the jumping castle, everyone needing sunglasses from the sun shining off all the polished surfaces, some of the best kept motorcycles anyone ever saw and from rusting Survivor to Most Modified it was a great success. 2EC did a fabulous job, and a great big thankyou to the volunteers who did a great job at the gate and arranging parking and other things. A huge thankyou to all involved, and we hope to bring this event around next year as well!

First place - Glenn Noonan - 1932 Ford Sedan

Second Place - Lyndon Lewis - 1932 Ford Roadster

Third Place - Tom Ratkovic - 1957 FE Holden Sedan

Best Original - Phil Mudie - 1974 Datsun 260Z

Best Survivor (Unrestored) - Ross Gretson - HX Holden

Captain's Pick (first choice) - Murray Gibbs - Boom Trike

Captain's Pick (2nd choice) - Terry Osmond - 1969 El Camino

Best Ladies Build - Rhonda Leggett - 1961 Morris Minor Ute

Best Motorcycle - Mick Zairis - 1969 Harley

Best Modified - Garry Dews - 1934 Ford 3W Coupe

Best in Show - Glenn Noonan - 1932 Ford Tudor

Wooden Spoon - Mel Britton - 9172 Holden HQ Ute

Oran Humphries won the Jelly Bean Count and a T-Shirt

Extra special thanks to Di Riley for her amazing behind the scenes organising; Eurobodalla Shire for the use of the oval; Counselor James Thomson and Scott Hunter for being extra judges.

Sadly, these are the only photos I have - taken by Di Riley and her son Jack:




The Fifth Annual Narooma Motors Classic And Fancy Car and Bike Show, January 26, 2019

As usual, a fabulous day had by all, the Shannon's Super-rig taking pride of place overlooking the oval and hosting all the announcements - a huge Thankyou to Shannon's Insurance for supporting the show this year. Another big Thankyou to Pop Up Putt Putt for providing wonderful children's (and adults) mini golf entertainment (and frustrations). They'll be back next year too. A massive thankyou to event organiser Di Riley, and Tim Burke (photographer), Lindsay Brown (welcome from council) and Laela Davison performed the Welcome to Country on behalf of the Aboriginal and Traditional owners. Outstanding work feeding us all by Kitchenboys, Riverside Pizza, The Fix (coffee) and The Moruya Sharks Junior and Senior Football Club provided the BBQ. The foodies were amazing!

One of the highlights of the day was the rescue demonstration by the VRA using the Jaws of Life and other tools and showing us how they cut a car open to rescue someone trapped. Another highlight was the Corolla Brick and Burn - we put a brick on the accelerator of the poor suffering Corolla who's oil and water had been drained and had a guessing competition on how long before it would die - 22 minutes and 10 seconds!! Prize money was donated back to the VRA by the winner. 

Winners were as follows:

3rd place - $100 - Peter McInnes - Harley Davidson CVO

2nd place - $200 - Merv Roberts - 1954 Holden Ute with canopy

1st place - $300 - Dave Britton - 77 Holden Torana

Best In Show - $50 - Di Treloar - 1955 XK140 Jaguar

Best ladies entry - $50 - Sue Whiting - 1953 Holden FX Sedan

Best Bike - $50 - Steve Betteridge - 2013 Harley Davidson Wideglide

Best Survivor - $50 - Sandy Felder - 1928 Chev Roadster

Best Original - $50 - Dennis Sly - 1987 XF Falcon

Best Modified - $50 - Steve Whiting - 1956 Holden Van

Captain's Pick - $50 - Steve Yeoman - 1961 Chev (The Elvis Car)

2019 car and bike show, nata oval, narooma


The sixth/seventh Annual Narooma motors Classic And Fancy Car and Bike Show, australia day weekend 2021 (Saturday january 23rd) was our best ever!


With the 6th show cancelled due to covid 19, we combined 6 and 7 to make it the best show ever!

Here are the winners for the 2021 6/7th Annual Car and Bike Show:

First Place: Number 72, Robyn Ratkovic, Holden FE57, 1957

Second Place: Number 40, Mark Stephens, FC Holden Ute, 1957

Third Place: Number 62, Brent Lockton, Chev 210, 1955

Best In Show: Number 68, John Cruikshank, 32 Ford, 1932

Best Motorcycle: Number 42, Colin Macauley, Honda CB750, 1969

Best Ladies Build: Number 1, Mel Britton, GTR Torana, 1971

Best Modified: Number 75, Mick Kennedy, Ford 3 Window Coup, 1934

Best Original: Number 60, Aron Sweeney, Holden Gemini Wagon, 1979

Best Survivor: Number 26, Stan Arnts, FC Sedan, 1958

Best Transformation (probably wrong category): Number 64, John Cresswell, Boss Hogg Trike, 2005

Best Engine: Number 84, Bruce Corrigan, Holden HX, 1977

Captain’s Pick: Number 8, Steven Morley, Suzuki M109R Boulevard 1800, 2008

If you'd like to see ALL the photos, here's a Youtube link: