Springnats this weekend at the Showgrounds

By James Bennett

The sweet smell of burning rubber will be wafting through the air this weekend at the Shepparton Showgrounds.

This year is the 27th Spring Car Nationals and the thrilling action kicks off Friday night.

Throughout the three-day event visitors can check out the burnout competition, Go to Whoa, Grab a Flag, show ‘n’ shine and activities for the whole family.

Event co-organiser Les Adams said it was a family-friendly event.

“The reason it's such a good event is because of the focus on the family orientation,” he said.

“It's not a hoon fest, it's just good fun. Come and enjoy your hobby in a safe, controlled environment.

“We have a lot more rides for the kids this year, and a new food court.

“There are a lot of classic cars coming from all over the country; some real high-end show cars.

“The actual burnout competition takes up about five hours of the day, the rest is cars on display and other motoring events."

Everything kicks off at 6 pm Friday, while Saturday and Sunday events start at 9 am.

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