Clubs revved up for Easter Powersports
Show and Shine return

Motorsports clubs are raring to show their machines and showcase their sports at the return of the Mildura City Heart Easter Powersports Show and Shine.

After the Show and Shine was cancelled just weeks out from last year’s event due to COVID-19 restrictions, clubs were quick to join in to see the landmark event of the Easter calendar return this year.

Mildura District Ski Club president Geoff Thomson said despite not hosting its Mildura 100 Ski Race this year, the club was keen to maintain its strong relationship with the Show and Shine.

“The Show and Shine started off as a ski club event 20 or so years ago,” he said.

“Since then it’s evolved and joined with Mildura City Heart to bring all clubs together to what it is now.”

“Supporting it this year is a no-brainer for us. We were keen to see it continue and to make sure we could have boats there.”

Geoff said about 20 race boats would be shown at the event, giving visitors and the local community a chance to take a close look at the racing machines.

“I think the different clubs who participate are proud of their sport and the Show and Shine is an opportunity to show things off close-up and talk to crews,” he said.

“You don’t get to see intricacies of the cars and boats when they’re racing, so this is that chance.”

Geoff acknowledged the work of Mildura City Heart in putting the event on and the additional work it took to be COVID-safe.

“We appreciate the value it provides to City Heart traders – that’s been proven over the years now. The lengths they’ve gone to this year to get it together shows the keenness to put it on and what it means to them.”

Sunraysia Drag Racing Association president Kingsley Kuchel said this year was a return to a tradition that was supported by each club, their supporters, locals and visitors.

“It’s great to have it back. It’s an integral part of the weekend,” he said.

“After what we had last year, it’s definitely good to try to get some normality back.”

Of the more than 100 drag cars competing over the weekend, Kingsley said many were travelling from outside of Sunraysia – from Tasmania, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne.