FOR more than 20 years, StrEATcars and Food Trucks have ran in Traralgon.

This year’s event was held on Saturday, February 3 and saw about 200 cars turn up to Glenview Park.

Cars ranged from show cars, classics all the way to hot rods.

Ford: Running red hot at the StrEATcars and Food Trucks show. Photograph: Katrina Brandon

The grounds were so full with cars and attendees that event organisers had to turn some people away.

Local musicians, Flow Goers from Hazelwood North kept the audience entertained.

People enjoyed food from more than 10 vendors, including Twisted Spuds, What The Fudge, The Naked Spud, Doin’ Dumplings, Lip Smacken, The Whippy Truck, Two Fat Indians, Dine With a Difference, Maddison’s Magical Pop ‘N’ Floss, True Blue Burgers, Neibros Eats, Rosie’s Donuts, The Travelling Squid, Tangled in the Food and Grab And Go.

StrEATcars and Food Trucks started in 1998 as a car show. Skipping a few years only for reasons as serious as COVID, food trucks were added to the car show in 2019, helping to raise an average of $10,000 each year for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

StrEATcars and Food Trucks were originally at the Traralgon Showgrounds and have moved to Glenview Park.

Latrobe Valley Street Machiners Car Club (LVSMCC) run the event, but welcome anyone from anywhere to share their interests in the spectacular vehicles.

The event once again raised just over $10,000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

Spectacular: Glenview Park was at full capacity. Photograph: Daniel Burchall

The LVSMCC turned to Facebook to thank all those that contributed.

“A massive thank you to everyone who supported the event – from our amazing vendors to our fantastic attendees. We’re thrilled to announce that our StrEatCars and Food Trucks event raised a whopping $10,002 for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal,” they said.

“A special shout out to our dedicated team of 20 volunteers – your hard work and commitment made this event a huge success. We couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you.

“Looking back at this incredible turnout, we know our event has limitations within its current space. With a maximum capacity reached and the demand for more, we’re always planning for a bigger and better event next year.

“We’re always on the lookout for a bigger venue with appropriate power, lighting, and facilities to accommodate the growing excitement.”