Show and Shine grand champion Brett Kendrick with his 1972 HQ GTS Monaro Coupe at the Dogwood Motor and Auto Group's Show and Shine and Grand Ute Muster on Sunday.
Show and Shine grand champion Brett Kendrick with his 1972 HQ GTS Monaro Coupe at the Dogwood Motor and Auto Group's Show and Shine and Grand Ute Muster on Sunday. Matthew Newton

No time like the 70s for Miles car enthusiast

AT THE tender age of 17, Brett Kendrick found himself behind the wheel of his first car - a HQ Monaro GTS - and he was hooked.

“It’s just that era - those earlier 70s model cars,” he said.

On Sunday, Mr Kendrick’s 1972 HQ GTS Monaro Coupe took out grand champion vehicle at the Miles Show and Shine, along with trophies for the best paint job, best modified vehicle and runner-up 1970-79 vehicle.

First seeing an ad for this Monaro online, Mr Kendrick took a truck down to Melbourne to collect it.

He’s put countless hours into restoring the guts of the machine - re-wiring it and tweaking the mechanics - and it drives beautifully, he said.

At the ute muster, Kim Hill took out grand champion four wheel drive ute.

The Dogwood Motor and Auto Group’s Show and Shine had 41 vehicles entered, while the Ute Muster had 8.

Show and Shine organiser Nathan Urch said it was good to see numbers increasing year on year.


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