Chromefest 2016.
Chromefest 2016.

Crowds revved up for 8th annual Chromefest

An estimated 50,000 people attended this year's 8th annual Chromefest at The Entrance and organisers are confident of an even bigger crowd next year.

Young and old thronged to The Entrance Memorial Park despite overcast conditions on the Saturday to view classic cars of all shapes and models.

The 'Show Car Cruise' started the action on the Friday with 88 cars participating in a tour of the district.

Another 30 vehicles joined them in the park later in the day but by Sunday this number had swelled to more than 500, a record number of exhibitors.

Live bands and dozens of market stalls added to the occasion.

Chromefest is organised by The Entrance Town Centre management and spokesperson Donna Judge was thrilled with the outcome.

"So much was going on for the whole three days," she said.

"There was dancing, music, fashion parades, the Crowning of Miss Pin Up Doll Australia and street cruises.

"We couldn't have been happier."


Cars exhibited included American imported Cadillacs, Jeeps, Dodges and Chevvies.

There was even a 'his' and 'hers' vintage collection.

The age of vehicle owners ranged from 18 to 80 with some describing the hobby as "the best on the planet".

One retired Sydney owner, Wal Jackson, said he had dabbled in historic cars for more than 50 years and it was the joy of his life.

Meantime the hours are ticking down to the 10th anniversary of Chromefest in 2018 and organisers are already gearing up for the event.

"We really expect this to be one of the the biggest entertainment occasions for the Central Coast ever," Ms Judge said.

"But first we have to get through the 9th annual event and already that's shaping up to be massive."

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