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Switch on and detour to Euroa to see top vehicles on show

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September 28, 2017

This 2012 Corvette ZR1 is among the top drawcards at the Australian National Show and Shine.

With just a few days until the Australian National Show and Shine in Euroa, the Tesla electric car has emerged as one of its top attractions.

The huge annual vehicle event on Sunday will have two Teslas on display, including Melbourne resident Con Kolivas’ S Model.

Event marketing manager Ray Read said the vehicle was promoted as the world’s fastest accelerating production car, getting from 0 to 100km/h in just 2.7 seconds.

‘‘Another star attraction will be the incredible 2012 Corvette ZR1 — a vehicle which was originally proposed to be shown at last year’s event, but due to a late delivery from Montreal, Canada, it literally missed the boat,’’ Mr Read said.

Owner Bill Anderson was excited to display the car in Euroa this year.

He said the car’s crystal red colour was one of only 200 built in 2012.

‘‘It has a carbon fibre roof, bonnet and boot lid and this ZR1 has the full specs with the LS9 supercharged motor,’’ he said.

‘‘GM has provided the last 250 LS9 motors and gear boxes to HSV Australia for their last car, to be priced at $170000.

‘‘I think I would rather have the Corvette, even though it owes me $185000 after import, conversion and a luxury car tax.’’

Mr Read said apart from the usual cars and bikes, there would also be static engine displays, including a Rolls Royce Merlin aircraft engine, the same to power the Spitfire, Hurricane and Mustang fighters during World War II.

‘‘With emphasis on a family event, the Euroa Show and Shine offers market stalls, food vans, continuous music and activities for kids,’’ he said.

‘‘The newly upgraded Euroa miniature railway will provide free rides for children throughout the day.’’

The event is on Sunday from 8am to about 3.30pm in Binney St, Kirkland Ave, and the Sevens Creek Park. Entry is $5, with $10 for display vehicles, which includes entry for the driver.

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