Murray Bridge will come alive from October 20-22, with the influx of classic vehicles for the Auto collectors Club of Murray Bridge (ACCMB) 7th Biennial Twin Bridges Rally (TBR).
The three-day event has become renowned for its attendance and professionalism over the years and is expected to attract entrants from interstate and many parts of South Australia, including the Murraylands.
The TBR Coordinating Registration committee said 100 people have registered to attend the weekend so far, along with their 50 vehicles.
Pre-registered participants will be able to register their attendance from 3:30pm on October 20 at the ACCMB Clubrooms, Johnstone Park Community Centre, collect their Rally Packs and enjoy a welcome dinner from 6pm.
From Saturday the 21st at 8am, the vehicles will assemble at the Murray Bridge Wharf Car Park for judging of “Dignitary Choice” by Rural City of Murray Bridge Mayor Brenton Lewis.
Participating ladies will judge the ladies’ choice for the “Best Vehicle” on show from 8am-9:15am.
Vehicles will travel to the Tailem Bend Football Oval complex for morning tea, and will be on display from 9:30am-11am for residents.
From Tailem Bend, vehicles will travel direct to Meningie in five convoys, where vehicles will again be lined up in their categories, to complete the judging by members of the Coorong Mechanical Restoration Club.
There will be a theme for the day, “Dress for the Year of your Vehicle’s Era”.
Midday lunch will be held at the Meningie Museum Restaurant, followed by a visit to the Meningie Museum.
Residents are welcome to come and view these meticulously prepared vehicles in the reserve area of the Museum from 12:30-2pm. Vehicles will return to Murray Bridge mid-afternoon for the evening’s celebrations.
Sunday the 21st will include morning tea at the ACCMB clubrooms, excursions to local attractions before lunch and weekend trophy winner’s presentations.
Vehicles will again be on public display from 12:30-2:30pm at the ACCMB Clubrooms.
A full report of the 7th Biennial Twin Bridges Rally can be seen in a future edition of the Murray Valley Standard or on the club’s website.