Close to 10000 people visited Euroa for the annual Australian National Show and Shine at the weekend.
‘‘The crowd would’ve exceeded last year ... more than 8000 ... closer to the 10000 mark,’’ event media manager Ray Read said.
More than 1000 cars, motorcycles, trikes and engines of all varieties and vintages filled Seven Creek Park and four streets in the Euroa central business district.
‘‘It started off in the year 2000 and at that stage we would’ve had around 150 cars, it has grown significantly since then,’’ Mr Read said.
‘‘We virtually take over the whole town for the day ... (Euroa) gets a marvellous influx of people ... all the accommodation is booked out and it overflows into the districts ... everyone benefits.’’
The family friendly day saw children enjoy train rides, jumping castles, face painting and petting zoos while the parents enjoyed a wide variety of food and market stalls.
‘‘Most of the shops (on the main street) were open as well and going on early comments, the shopkeepers were very happy with the results they had,’’ Mr Read said.
The top award — Shannons Best in Show — went to Andrew Barrows for his grey and black striped 1971 Valiant Charger.
‘‘It was another super day and we’re hoping to go bigger and better again next year,’’ Mr Read said.