Build it and they will come the saying goes – and that’s exactly what Victorian modified car community did, with C4C Victoria attracting a staggering 2,354 vehicles and over 9,000 individual spectators! Furthermore they dug deep and collectively raised an amazing $83,915.80 It was a massive day, with an incredible buzz and a high degree of intensity that never let up.
The overcast morning and stray spots of rain certainly didn’t scare anybody away with both the Cranbourne and William’s Landing meet points filling with gleaming machinery and upbeat spectators from early on. By mid-morning the clouds were gone and the sun was out in in full force pushing the mercury up into the high 20s.
Within minutes of the Lardner Park gates opening at 9:00am, eager spectators began pilling in. These early birds combined with increased pre-ticket sales at the meet points along with an excellent job by the traffic marshals meant the traffic snarls of past years were virtually non-existent in 2015.
The VIP area was bigger than ever, with 71 participants stumping up the $165 for the premium location and VIP treatment. This included a 20-strong contingent from the recently-formed Central Victoria V8 club (CVV8) – with Scott Eaton also taking out the cleanest wheels trophy with his immaculate Maloo ute, MALQO.
Starting early on, a host of vehicles backed up onto the Dyno Dynamics dyno to have a go at taking out one of the seven classes being contested in the Dynotech Hunt for Horsepower. After the screaming engines fell silent, the two-time Street Machine Drag Challenge winner, Quentin Feast took top overall honours in his twin turbo LH Torana GMPWR with a run of 915.5rwhp.
The 100-brutal beasts entered in the Tread Cemetery World Burnout Teams Championship put on a great show. With Team H8TREAD beating out the other 19 extremely strong teams to hoist the remarkable winner’s trophy up high. The action on the burnout pad was non-stop, with heart-stopping, three-at-a-time, drift demonstration that was more enthralling than any stunt driving display – well done Tread Cemetery!
Part of the $83,915.80 raised was the auctioning off of passenger rides in the drift cars along with a burnout ride in JD Gonzalez’s VN SS Commodore, XBACON and Andrew Lynch’s V8 Corolla, LYNCHY. These auctions raised nearly $1000 just on their own.
Considering the size of C4C Victoria, the team running it is relatively small. Invaluable members of the hard-working crew include volunteers; Shelle, Fraser, Hayden, Jason, Trish, Riss, Robbo, Kieu and Sarah. Without generous people like these, along with C4C’s national sponsors, Meguiar’s MotorEx, Liqui-Moly, Designer Wraps, House of Kolor, Just Car Insurance, Turbosmart, Dyno Dynamics and Lowe Fabrications, C4C could never take place. Thank you very much.
Both the venue management and police were very happy with the fantastic turnout and overall good behaviour, giving the modified car community a positive name.
This great turnout helped all of the traders (White Noise, Muscle Car Masters Merch, Radial Life, Raceworks, Glossworks Paint and Panel and Wrapt As Customs) do brisk business. A number of the food trucks reported running out of stock and having to dash back into town for more supplies.
With the event running strong through until 7:00pm, the team of photographers, Ben Cadwallader, Shawn McCann and Rene Mitchell-Pitman, along with videographers, Droneheadz, 1080p and TumpKard Productions all captured a tonne of awesome material. Stay tuned to the C4C Facebook page as we release this over the coming days and weeks.
If you too would like to take part in Australia’s biggest national motoring event, C4C SA and NSW are still to come! Head to the C4C Facebook event page for your state and click the ‘GOING’ button and rally the troops. See ya there!