People who love old cars are made of tough stuff: last Saturday's maximum of nearly 43 degrees didn't deter members of the Cootamundra Antique Motor Club from having a hoot of a time celebrating the Club's 40th anniversary.
The lack of air conditioning in most cars older than 30 years meant that windows and vents were open wide, along with wet handkerchiefs and towels.
A group of 140 old car enthusiasts gathered for the weekend, including visitors from Ballarat (arriving in a non air-conditioned 1968 Ford Falcon ute), Albury-Wodonga, Yass, Griffith, Wollongong and Sydney.
The club started in 1980 when established vintage car clubs wouldn't allow membership to "modern"-style cars, and people felt the need for a less restrictive club.
The cars visited local car collections in and around Cootamundra and Stockinbingal on Saturday, before a club dinner at the Ex-Servicemen's, and on Sunday a drive to Jugiong for a picnic lunch and cake cutting.
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