Monday, 15 April 2019

Report: 5th Annual Sylvanvale Pre-WWII Vintage Car Show

Greetings all,

It is with great pleasure that I can report to you that our 5th Sylvanvale Pre-WWII Vintage Car Show held in Cronulla Mall yesterday was a HUGE success.

From the moment that I opened my eyes at 0430 early on Sunday morning & looked out my bedroom window to see what the weather was like we were under severe threat that it would once again rain & spoil all of the hard work that goes into organising an event like this in an open air environment.


Four Sutherland Shire residents & leading dignitaries; From LtoR.
MP for Cronulla and the NSW Attorney General, Mark Speakman,
Mayor of the Sutherland Shire, Carmelo Pesce, CEO of Sylvanvale, Leanne Fretton
and Cronulla Rotarian and Car Show Curator, Ken Warburton

Photo: Steve Core  

However the GODS were with us, apart from a few very light spots of rain during the day we managed to enjoy the fruits of all our hard work to present to the public an absolutely magnificent free Community Event. 


For all those 30,000 PLUS Vintage Car enthusiasts that strolled through Cronulla Mall & Peryman Square to drool over the 68 Classic Vintage vehicles that were on display on the tiles in Cronulla.

May I take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers that worked tirelessly all day to make our event such a success.

Cars on display in Peryman Square, North Cronulla Beach
close by the ocean makes for a unique backdrop.

Photo: Steve Core  

A BIG thank you also goes to all those proud Vintage Car owners that devoted their time & effort to show off their PRIDE & Joy of yesterday to the swarming crowds.

It gives me so much pleasure to organise an event such as this BECAUSE it raises money for a very good cause 'The Sylvanvale Foundation'.

My parents were the foundation members of this wonderful organisation 70-years ago.

Today, in 2019, the Sylvanvale Foundation cares for 750 people with disabilities to help those that are less fortunate than ourselves to reach their potential in life, and I am so proud & delighted to be part of that organisation.



A gaggle of pristine Model A Fords lined up with military
precision in front of the Cronulla Post Office in Cronulla Mall

Photo: Steve Core  

I must also thank the Sutherland Shire Council, Cronulla Rotary, the Sylvanvale Foundation & their staff, all the volunteers & every one else that helped make this day such a success.

A special 'BIG THANKS' to our wonderful Sponsors that selflessly donated their hard earn't cash to support this event, I am forever thankful.

My colleague, Steve Core who helps me tirelessly with support & looks after all of our social media business will write a more in depth report on yesterday's event, because my job has not finished as yet.

I must hit the roads & intersections of the Sutherland Shire to remove all the 100 Corflute signs that I placed around the 'SHIRE' to promote this GREAT event.

Stay safe, thanks for supporting this unique free community family event once again for such a worthy cause.

Cheers

Ken Warburton

Show Founder & Curator



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