Over 70 Leyland P76 cars converged on Parkes last weekend, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th April, to compete for prizes, and more importantly, bragging rights.
The event was extra special as it combined two events into one – the 18th Nationals of Leyland P76 Clubs across Australasia, that includes all Australian States and New Zealand, and the 50th Anniversary of the release of the P76 car in 1973.
President of the NSW Leyland P76 Owners Club, Paul Patten said, “It was probably the biggest collection of P76s for some time and possibly the biggest that we will ever see again.”
The show and shine event was held on Sunday, with over 14 prizes awarded across various categories for first and second place getters. Some of the categories included most original, best restored and best in show.
Parkes was chosen as the host for this years event due to its central location for the large number of visitors travelling from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
Paul extended a big thank you to everyone who attended the event over the weekend and to the Parkes Services Club, HARS Museum, Parkes Telescope and the Visitor Information Centre for their support.