I pay tribute to the organisers, sponsors and supporters of the fantastic Tilligerry Motorama. Ian and Elaine Jones have been spearheading this event since 2013, alongside their Tilligerry Auto Club members.
This year's event saw about 6,000 people come through the gates to see the 400‑plus cars and bikes on display, as well as local stallholders. Every time I looked up from my mobile office, there were more and more people milling around with big smiles on their faces.
This terrific event would not be possible without the Tilligerry RSL Sports Club for the use of its grounds, as well as sponsors Club Lemon Tree, Port Stephens FM, Australian National Street Machine Association, and BP and FoodWorks Salt Ash.
Special thanks go to the impressive Tilligerry Peninsula Lions Club, local real estate offices Coastal Real Estate, Raine and Horne, and Portside Real Estate, as well as the many local business that donated raffle prizes.
All proceeds from the event will go to the John Hunter Children's Hospital Paediatric Oncology Unit and five local kids' sporting groups. Congratulations to the winner of the Best Tilligerry Club Car, Steve Stone's 1954 FJ Holden, and the People' Choice winner, Greg Hodson's ironhead Harley‑Davidson.