In Pics: Motorfest

Entrants from all over the country hit Lardner Park Motorfest to turn on the annual smoke show

Photographers: Nathan Jacobs

East of Melbourne, and just a tad south of Warragul, lays Lardner Park. It’s not really a town, as such; it’s more of a large block of land where they hold the local agricultural show and field day.

But the difference between Lardner Park and similar facilities is that they have a burnout track, and once a year it’s the destination for thousands of revheads to celebrate the annual Motorfest.

Now in its fifth year, the event is run by the Gippsland Tuff Streeters and Drouin Rotary club to raise money for local, national and even international charities. In fact, last year they raised over $80,000, and they’re hoping to do even better this year. The quality of the cars was better than ever, with entrants travelling from Townsville, Wollongong and all around Melbourne to have fun and compete for a prize pool of $15,000! This year Ross Heasley won the first prize of $6000 with his supercharged Monaro, with Rick Fuller’s VK Commodore coming second and Summernats Burnout Champion Warren Eustace in third.