Lake Mulwala Rod Run & Nostalgia Drags

FUN TIMES AT THE ANNUAL NOSTALGIA DRAGS AT VICTORIA’S WILBY PARK

STORY STEVE TITCUMB PHOTOS LUKE HUNTER

FUN TIMES AT THE ANNUAL NOSTALGIA DRAGS AT VICTORIA’S WILBY PARK

WHAT do you do after you’ve spent an idyllic day cruising the twin townships of Yarrawonga and Mulwala on the Victoria/NSW border in your sparkling hot rod, as part of the Lake Mulwala Rod Run? You wake up refreshed and head south a notch to Wilby for some eighth-mile, heads-up, grudge-match drag racing.

Around 30 competitors and hundreds of nostalgia drag racing fans turned up for some old-school, laidback lunacy.

Some racers were just there to do a couple of passes, but the diehards stayed and raced all day. With the event strictly for pre-1965 cars, everything from a T altered to an FX Holden rolled through the gates to battle it out.

The engines powering these beasts were just as varied – everything from a triple-carbied six-cylinder grey motor to blown small-block Chevs.