Each year the inaugural ANZAC Day Sydney to Wollongong cruise attracts big numbers of finely-modified machines and this year's event was no exception.
Kicking off at the iconic Harry's Cafe De Wheels in Liverpool, a group of around 80 cars ranging from restored classics, modified Aussie and American muscle cars, rotaries, imports and even a few exotics made their way south in procession towards the Illawarra.
Their destination as always was the Danics car park at Albion Park which offers ample space for a group of this size without getting in anyone's way.
Rolling in just after lunch, available spaces quickly filled up with a great mix of local and out of town cars, everyone keen to make use of the brief but very much welcomed blue skys.
rom end-to-end the quality was high and with plenty of variety on offer there was something to tickle everyone's taste. As always the mass of gorgeously-presented vehicles and the rumble that echo'd through the area upon their arrival attracted plenty of onlookers, both young and old.
While there has always been a good following of Sydney enthusiasts keen to show their support for the event it was great to see their efforts were equally matched by the local modified car community.
here was plenty of familiar faces out on the day and it was a great opportunity for everyone to catch up with old mates and make some new ones.
Come 1:30pm and the usually bare car park more resembled a car show with loads of quality on display for everyone to feast their eyes on.
The Aussie Muscle car scene is strong in the Illawarra and indeed throughout Sydney and there was certainly some fine examples in attendance just like these two hero Holdens.
Even 'Herbie' made an appearance, sporting some nice fat rubber which gave the Dub a surprisingly tough stance!
It's cars like this that give these kind of meets a great point of difference over the more model specific gatherings, offering those who attend a chance to appreciate makes and models from many different scenes.
As the meet drew to an end for some the area once again erupted into a rumbling pit of awesomeness as the cars made their way back onto the highway. While for most it was time to head back home to continue with their ANZAC Day traditions , for some like us, it was time to get comfy in the drivers seat for the long cruise up north, back to Harry's for the End Of Month Meet.
Overall this year's ANZAC Day cruise and meet was yet another success with a great turnout of cars and generally good behavior on everyone's part.
There's no doubting that we have a lot to be thankful for, being able to live in such an awesome country and having the freedom to enjoy our favorite past times and although some may see it as an unconventional way to commemorate and honor the men and women who fought for their country and the people, everyone has their own way of showing respect and for some of us, this is how we do it. Lest We Forget...
Keen to see more...? Check out the full photo gallery from the meet HERE