Anyone interested in a close-up look at performance cars and speaking with their crews is welcome to attend a free show 'n shine at Fisher Park on Friday night.
The display, from 7-9pm, will show off steet cars that can be accelerated in less than ten seconds to speeds around 240kmh and in some cases as fast as 260kmh - on an airport runway or a drag strip, of course, well away from regular streets.
It will be the first such community event held in conjunction with the streetcar races that have been a drawcard at Cootamundra Airport for the past few years, attracting hundreds of enthusiasts from NSW, Victoria, the ACT, Queensland and South Australia.
For safety and insurance reasons, the Cootamundra public has not been encouraged to attend the airport, which has no suitable viewing platforms, but organisers responded positively to suggestions that locals get a chance at least to see the cars up close.
This year, in addition to the "premiere" GT-R Challenge and Drag Battle meetings, a "Runway Thrash" has been organised, for this Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14, with a more relaxed approach to applications, invitations and rules.
The get-together is presented jointly by a Sydney multi-media company, Motive DVD Pty Ltd, which derives its income from taking video of the events (including drone footagte) and selling the DVDs, and a Melbourne high-performance motor parts retailer, Tuners Edge.
With as many as 600 visitors, the events are a boon for local businesses, and also contribute regularly to the Rural Fire Service and the Lions Club, which is the exclusive food provider on site.
Gil Kelly, an RFS volunteer with the Rural Fire Service (and also a councillor) suggested the show 'n shine to the event owner/organiser, Andrew Hawkins.
"Andrew was all for it because he wants to become more integrated into the community," Cr Kelly said.
"He's also given me 30 tickets, 15 double passes, for people to get in at the track on the Saturday - there's a link on the council Facebook page so people can just go in and tag a friend."