Once again Kiama sparked into life in the early morning to the sound of petrol-fueled masterpieces as the 18th annual Show n Shine began to occupy the picturesque Black Beach Reserve.
We've said it before and we'll say it again, this amazing location is one of our favorites and would have to be one of the coolest venues to hold a show of this kind. With the stunning Kiama harbour as a backdrop, on a day like last Sunday there was no better place to be in our opinion.
Proudly hosted by the EJ-EH Holden Owners Club of NSW, the event saw over 150 cars and 30 custom bikes on show on the day and with the sun out and bright blue skys plenty of people and families cam out for a look too.
On display was everything from concourse restored classics to all-out monsters like Tomi Raikko's tubbed, twin turbo Torana drag car.
There was plenty of late model coolness parked up as well though that were more than able to hold their own in the show stakes.
This slammed Hilux rated high on our score card on the day with its smooth paint, fat wheels, cool trim and turbocharged 2.7L 3RZ powerplant which was also detailed to the hills...
We've noticed lately at a lot of the shows, car owners are getting back into setting up sometimes very elaborate displays and using various accessories to enhance their show appeal. This is great to see as it really adds to an events atmosphere when done right. Check out this cool ute decked out with vintage fuel and oil drums for example.
This trio of bugs certainly needs no introduction. Wayne's Volksrod collected the Top Super Tech award, Joe's blown beast scored the number two spot overall and a huge trophy and Tina & Gav's cabriolet... Well it looked sexy as always!
Matthew Sharman's custom EH took home the trophy for best paint and when you're up close with this machine it's easy to understand why. Smooth as silk and that candy red just pops in the sun.
Always a crowd favorite, Phil Kergean's TUFFST wagon was looking almost too good for a dedicated burnout machine and went home with Top Wagon. Yoy can get a closer look at this beast on our feature car page HERE.
Although it's missing a pair of wheels we can't leave out Joel Rogan's wicked V-Rod which took out yet another award to add to the collection, this time for best Street Bike.
While this bike is cool and all we're secretly hoping that one day Joel will get back into machines of the 4-wheel kind some time soon and show us how his new-found styling would turn out on something a bit more up our alley. Common Joel, you know you want to...
Matthew James' F100 made its show debut at Kiama and received a heap of attention. the Pro Tourer-come rat rod style build is becoming super popular amongst enthusiasts looking for a way to stand out from the crowd and this truck certainly did that. We're still somewhat on the fence with the whole high gloss finish over patina but either way it's a ride we sure would be happy to cruise in!
A favorite of our from the day was this clean-as VL. While nothing out-there in terms of appearance, that's really what drew us to it. That and the bright red duco.
We love to see more car owners choosing to keep things close to original when building their cars, exterior and interior wise and when combined with a tough-as-nails driveline like the Maatouk-tweaked turbo RB30 powering this car, well it's win-win as far as we're concerned.
After a few hours of strolling around, taking in all that the show had to offer along with some solid sun burn on the neck, we called it a day in high spirits. As always this awesome show delivered the goods and we're sure we're not alone in saying we can't wait until next year's event!
That's enough dribble for now but be sure to head over to the 'Event gallery'page HERE to check out the rest of our snaps from the day!