The immensely popular Rattletrap event returns to Crowdy Head Beach on Saturday, May 4.
RattleTrap 3, at it will be known in 2019, will no doubt attract thousands of spectators, as has been the case for the past 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.
Everything from Tourers, Coupes, Roadsters, Plymouths and Indians will be on the beach to compete in bracket sprints.
The field will be at maximum capacity, with 60 cars and 20 bikes to tackle the course.
With a focus on safety and ample time for entrants to race on the sand, president of event host Drag-ens Hot Rod Club Andrew McClelland said numbers had to be capped.
"We feel this is our maximum capacity which allows us to safely move the vehicles around the beach.
"If we had any more, logistically it would be too hard to handle.
"The last thing we want is for someone to come from Melbourne and only get two runs," Andrew said.
Members of the Sydney based club, local and interstate entrants are champing at the bit to make the annual pilgrimage, with many expected to stay in the area for a few days.
"We're really excited to come up again," Andrew said.
As the red seaweed problem still plagues the beach, the club has tasked MidCoast Council with ensuring the sand is in adequate condition for the event.
"They'll send a tractor down to clear it up so we're all good for Saturday," Andrew said.
There will be plenty of food and drink options available, with the Harrington Lions Club, Men's Shed and local cafes to keep the crowd happy.
Gates open from 10am for an 11.30am start. Action will continue into the afternoon, tides permitting.
Tickets are available from www.eventbrite.com.au or on the day, if not sold out.
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