October in Sydney means it’s time for the annual Camden Car Show, hosted by the 55-56-57 Chevrolet Club of Australia. The show has seriously evolved over the last 30 years, starting off as a tri-five event only in the 1980s, then opened up to all Chevrolets as it became the All Chevy Sunday and migrated around Sydney suburban parks and shopping centres. The current structure as an all-makes show at Camden Showgrounds, where it’s been held for almost a decade, is certainly the most successful and colourful as the event attracts all manner of things on four wheels and two. “There really is something for everyone,” says President, John Fenato.
As long serving President, John is heavily involved in the operations of the event, adding that the day has attracted up to 400 vehicles. This year was a slow start with showers in the area, but as the rain cleared, the real car guys came out to what turned out to be a pretty nice day. Tony Martin at Roadrunner Models put together more than two dozen cool trophies for the event, including special awards for 1955 Chevrolet and 1955 Other for classics celebrating their 60th Anniversary. The same will be done in 2016 and 2017, spotlighting ’56 and ’57 model vehicles as well.
Each year the club supports a different charity, for 2015 it was RSAC (Recreation Sports and Aquatics Club), an unfunded community based organisation that provides sport, recreation, social activities and opportunities for people with a disability. The 55-56-57 Club was able to deliver a cheque totalling $1,500 to the Bankstown-based group.
It’s all happening again this year, mark Sunday October 16 in your calendar and tune into the club’s website and facebook for news and updates. www.567chevclub.com.au
PHOTOS PAUL BECK