Picturesque conditions greeted participants and a capacity crowd for the return of RattleTrap to Crowdy Head Beach.
Drag-ens Hot Rod Club president Andrew McClelland summarised the success of the event in just one word.
"Awesome," he said.
He said the clincher for the club this year was the support of the Crowdy Head/ Harrington communities.
"We were inspired by the generosity of the community," Mr McClelland said.
"I cant say enough about how welcoming they were to us."
The event drew local, outer state and international interest.
Alex McMullin (in a blue 1932 Roadster) raced his dad Paul McMullin ( in a 1932 three window Coupe) during the event.
Paul built both cars specifically for the event RattleTrap and was surprised by his son who returned from Canada to attend.
The hot rod club donated $3000 to the Taree Rescue Squad for providing their support and vehicle on the day.
They also donated $500 each to the Harrington Mens Shed, Harrington Lions Club and Crowdy Harrington Marine Rescue.
Crowdy Head Surf Live Saving Club received $500 and a commemorative surfboard.
The top bike award went to Scott Gittoes for his 1957 Triumph 650.
James Rodriquez was awarded best hot rod for his 1927 Ford Speedster.
The immensely popular event will make a return to Crowdy Head Beach this year.
RattleTrap 3, at it will be known in 2019, is slated for Saturday, May 4 and will no doubt attract thousands of spectators, as has been the case for the last two years.
The event provides a unique trip back in time as vehicles must be manufactured on or before 1941 or be a purpose built traditional hot rod, custom or vintage race car to be eligible for the event.
Motorcycles must be from before 1960 or a reproduction thereof and comply with the traditional style of the era.
Drivers and spectators are encouraged to dress in period correct clothing.
Sunday, May 5 will be kept as a reserve day in case of rain.
Gates open from 10am for an 11.30am start. Action will continue into the afternoon, tides permitting.
Tickets are on sale and are limited.
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