CAR enthusiasts gathered at Gippsland Centre on Saturday November 4 for the inaugural Middle of Everywhere Car Show.

Ben Hudson won Best 4WD.
Photo: GMP Photography

More than 50 cars, from classics to modern, were on display.

Brad Spunner’s 2017 Ferrari 488GTB won Best Import Car. Photo: GMP Photography

The poor weather made for a slow start, but the sun soon came through, and the judging commenced.

The crowd gathered around vehicles that started their engines and enjoyed entertainment from Lakeside Rockers.

Kat Marmara-Stewart was the People’s Choice winner for her 2022 Maserati MC20.
Photo: GMP Photography

Highlights included a fully sex-spec Mitsubishi Mirage with suicide doors and spinning rooms and VL methanol-fuelled drag cars.

Anthony Forehan won Best in Show and Best Classic/Hot Rod for his 1933 Ford Tudor Hot Rod. Photo: GMP Photography

Gippsland Centre Manager Emma Waghorne was very happy with the overall turnout and received good feedback from visitors to the car show, who hoped it would be the first of many events hosted here.

This Mitsubishi Mirage turned a few heads. Photo: GMP Photography

“The car show was an idea I came up with,” Ms Waghorne said.

The Gippsland Centre carpark outside Woolworths saw plenty of incredible display vehicles for locals to check out. Photo: Stefan Bradley

“The Wellington Car Meet Group use the Signal Box car park on Reeve Street for their meet-ups, and I thought we could host a show to attract visitors to the centre.”

Ms Waghorne gave a huge thanks to the event organisers, Gippsland Centre, GMP Photography and The Middle of Everywhere, as well as sponsors, judges, volunteers and the people who entered their amazing vehicles for display and judging.

Witness! Local car enthusiast Alan Potter with a replica of a Mad Max 2 vehicle.
Photo: Stefan Bradley

“It will return next year. We will start planning in 2024,” she said.

“Next year, we would add more categories and have more cars!”

VL drag car. Photo: GMP Photography

Congratulations went to Anthony Forehan from Bairnsdale, whose Ford Tudor Hot Rod won Best in Show and Best Classic/Hot Rod categories.

Anthony Forehan (centre) won Best in Show and Best Classic/Hot Rod for his 1933 Ford Tudor Hot Rod. Photo: GMP Photography
Replica of a vehicle from Mad Max 2. Photo: Stefan Bradley
Limitless Limos, a business from Nambrok, have been in operation for six months. Photo: Stefan Bradley