THE Hawkesbury hot rod community is gearing-up for the annual Windsor Hot Rod and Custom Show.
The event will take place in the carpark of Windsor Leagues Club on Sunday, July 28, and all Hawkesbury locals are invited - whether you have a car to show or not.
Lep Robertson is the organiser of the show, along with his son Jamie, and the duo have been hosting the show for the Hawkesbury and wider car community now for over a decade.
Mr Robertson said there would not only be hot rods, customs and drag cars to check out on the day, but there would also be heaps to do for the kids, including rides, as well as entertainment from a local band.
He said all proceeds would go to charity Hawkesbury Community Kitchen at Windsor, which provides meals, showers and clothes washing to the homeless and disadvantaged.
It'll cost $5 per car entered into the show, and the grounds will open at 7am. Spectators are asked to pay a gold coin donation, and they can enter any time.
"It's a family day," said Mr Robertson.
"We have a variety of kids carnival rides, and there will be food available, and breakfast served by the [Leagues] club."
He said people are coming from all over Sydney for the show - as well as a few from Brisbane.
"It's known as one of the better shows," he said.
As well as drag cars, customs and hot rods, prizes will also be awarded for classics, 'rat rods' ("They're good fun!" said Mr Robertson), best originals, best trim, and more. Mr Robertson said there would be around 30 trophies awarded this year.
The event has been going for over 10 years, and began as a way to raise money for a range of charities, including for prostate cancer.
"We're not a club, we're just friends who organise it," Mr Robertson said.
"We do it for the community and then we get to kick back and enjoy it!"
He said he enjoyed seeing the money put to good use at the local soup kitchen.
"You walk up the street and you see people who have benefitted from it. They're fantastic people at the soup kitchen, they really are," he said.
Thousands of people are expected on the grounds for the Windsor Hot Rod and Custom Show. Sorry, no bikes or dogs allowed.
There will be food and drinks available for purchase throughout the day, including from the Leagues Club restaurant.
Windsor Leagues Club is on the corner of George Street and Rifle Range Road, South Windsor, and the event will wrap-up by around 2.30pm after the presentations.
For more information about the show, contact Lep on 0412 826 539 or call Jamie on 0402 235 413.