Gallery: Hardtop Anniversary Echuca 2015
Over a hundred of the some of the best examples of Ford Hardtops were on display in Echuca, Victoria, for the Hardtop Anniversary Show 'n' Shine held on Sunday 20 September
Hardtop Anniversary 2015 Echuca Show 'n' Shine
The Ford Coupe Club of Australia held its three-day Hardtop Anniversary event last weekend in Echuca, Victoria, which pinnacled with a public show 'n' shine display on the Sunday.
Held every second year since 2007, this year's event celebrated the 40th anniversary of the John Goss Special and Sunday's display featured 12 fine Goss examples among the 115 cars on show.
Trophies were presented at a private ceremony on Sunday night with special significance given to the 'Murray Brown Award'. Honouring the memory of a past club member, it is awarded to the best presented Goss Special.
Organisers estimate several hundred spectators took full advantage of the clear, sunny skies to wander through the shiny display and some passers-by even thanked the club for holding such a great event.
Autograph sessions gave the public the opportunity to meet some special guests for the day, Aussie motor racing greats from the '70s - John Goss, Kevin Bartlett, John French and Murray Carter.
The next Hardtop Anniversary has been announced to be held in Bathurst, NSW with a tentative date to be around November, 2017. The theme for the event - to coincide with the venue - will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Moffat-Bond Ford 1-2 at Bathurst in 1977.
HTA 2015 Trophy Winners
Winner: Peter Mirabella
Runner Up: Nick Kollis
Winner: Garry Collins
Runner Up: Anthony Thomas
Winner: Brock Mahoney
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Runner Up: Martin Horwood
Winner: Justin Schembri
Runner Up: Nick Velas
Winner: Roger Crawford
Runner Up: Patrick Woodward
Best XA GT
Winner: Brett Morris
Runner Up: John Hoskins
Best XB GT
Winner: Stuart Dearden
Runner up: Sean Johnston
Winner: Adam Dunham
Murray Brown Award for best John Goss Special
Winner: Jarrod Bonney
Runner Up: Adam Fenton
Winner: Thomas Pulleine
Winner: Phil Edmondson
Runner Up: Sophi Mourmouras
Find out more about the Ford Coupe Club of Australia by visiting its website
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