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Father's Day Classic Car and Bike Show returns to St Kilda - online

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SMOOTH: A 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air ta last year's show.

SMOOTH: A 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air ta last year's show.

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More than 400 cars and 100 bikes from across Victoria registered for big virtual event.

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Good news for anyone who swoons at the sight of a finely turned fender.

The annual Father's Day Classic Car and Bike Show in Acland Street, St Kilda is online this weekend, offering enthusiasts the chance to see more than 400 cars and 100 bikes from across Victoria and interstate, from the comfort of their own home.

Since it began in 2014, the show has become a much loved and anticipated event. Acland Street Village traders were keen to find a way for it to proceed.

"Going online was a no-brainer," said Elvis Barbieri from Showcars Melbourne. "We know enthusiasts are suffering motoring withdrawals with no live shows.

"Based on the participation to date, people are loving the chance to get involved and get their classic car and bike fix.

Elvis has four cars in his own collection - 1965 Mustang, 1988 VL Commodore, 1982 WB/V ute and a 1971 Ford Capri, which he drives in drag races.

Acland Street Village Business Association president Janet Rosenberg said it was a thrill to be able to present the event online..

"It has become so popular with fans and families since it began, so we really wanted to find a way to make it happen within the Covid limitations, to show our appreciation to the car and bike owners and the public who have supported the event over the years," she said/

FINGERS CROSSED: Organisers of the online show hope to capture some of the enthusiasm of the live event, which attracts thousands of enthusiasts each year..

FINGERS CROSSED: Organisers of the online show hope to capture some of the enthusiasm of the live event, which attracts thousands of enthusiasts each year..

Owners have been encouraged to enter their cars all this week, with more cars being uploaded to the Facebook page each day.

Anyone who loves a classic car and bike - from car nuts to enthusiasts - can indulge their love of shiny metal by visiting the online event and participating in the weekly People's Choice Awards.

Online voting for the Father's Day Awards will close at midday on September 6. The Awards will then be live-streamed from 4-5pm, with 20 trophies up for grabs.

Prizes for the winning car owners include Sponsor/Rare Spares and Meguiar's gift packs, Penrite car product hampers and $100 Acland Street Village gift vouchers to be spent at any business in the village.

To attend online, click here.

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