Vintage car rally a hit in the Blue Mountains

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club of Australasia held its national biennial rally in the Blue Mountains from April 6-13 with Mountains residents showing up in force to view the vintage cars.

Auburn and Cord cars built from 1927 through to 1937 travelled from Perth, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and NSW to join in the activities organised by club vice president Ken Roberts from Mulgoa.

"Over 40 people participated in the rally and they were impressed with the interest and enthusiasm shown by locals who had made the effort to view the cars during the designated viewing times at The Carrington Hotel, Hydro Majestic and the Norman Lindsay Gallery," Mr Roberts said.

He said the highlight of the week was the spectacular scenery.

"While everyone was familiar with the Three Sisters, even New South Welshmen were surprised at the vistas from Cahills Lookout, Sublime Point, Govett's Leap, Lincoln's Rock, Wentworth Falls, the Hydro Majestic and the train between Katoomba and Lithgow," Mr Roberts said.

They also paid a visit to Mt Vic Flicks, where movies from the late 1930s that featured Auburn and Cord cars were screened.

In between programmed events, there was plenty of time for the visitors to explore the Upper Mountains.

"The cars act as a catalyst to bring people together where friendships can be built, and knowledge shared about these rare classic cars," Mr Roberts said.

He thank all the Mountains residents who helped make it a successful and memorable rally.

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