'Fell in love': Car enthusiast revs up over her EH Holden
IT was love at first sight when Candy met Peaches and five years down the track they are still inseparable.
The pair will be an important part of the North Coast Street Machines Car Club's 29th annual Show-n-Shine at the Ballina Rugby League Grounds from on Sunday 13 January.
Candy Fitness is the co-ordinator of the event while Peaches will be one of the attractions you see - Peaches is her 1964 EH Holden in quandong (or peach if you prefer).
"I just fell in love with her - my father had one the same colour and my first ride out of the hospital was in that car so there was a lot of nostalgia," Candy, who's husband already had a black 1962 Valiant when Candy met Peaches.
"It was kind of meant to be - we met this chap and saw the car - he said it might be coming on the market it took over 12 months but in the end he really wanted me to have it and gave us a discount.
"I love her she is so beautiful - no scratches or dents."
The North Coast Street Machines Show-n-Shine has become one of the big events on the North Coast calendar and now in its 29th year attracts all sorts of Street Machines, Vintage and Veteran cars, Hot Rods and special interest vehicles.
But it's not just all about the cars these days with a Retro Fashion Pageant being included for the first time last year.
Candy, who runs Candylane Fashion Boutique in Alstonville, said that event had attracted a lot of interest and they expected it to be bigger and better this year.
She said pageant would include girls from Six in a variety of divisions, Babe, Teen, Vixen and Pearl.
"So pull out your favourite retro, vintage and pinup frocks and accessories to dazzle up the Show & Shine," Candy said.
She said it would be a chance to "frock up in your finest Retro, Vintage & Rockabilly clothing to be in the draw for some amazing prizes".
Best dressed 6-12yrs, 12-20, 20-40 & over 40's categories.
Other events on the day include lucky entrants draw during the afternoon, Trade displays, catering, activities for the kids (including a free jumping castle) as well as all of the cars to check out (and try to guess who will be named champion).
For further information, go to northcoaststreetmachines.com.au/.