Noel’s been to almost every Steamfest and is part of the Maitland Street Rodders. He’s extremely handy and has built three cars in his time, including a 1937 Red Ford Coupe, a 1937 Yellow Ford Roadster and a 1937 Black Ford Pick Up. He still drives and shows them regularly. With the help of his son Rodney, he’s currently working on a 1937 Orange Ford Roadster, and he hopes to have that done by Steamfest next year.
Noel says, ‘Building cars gives you a reason to get out of bed in the morning and it helps ensure your brain is always working, trying to come up with new ideas. I absolutely love it.’
Noel reckons the Show ‘n Shine has always been a highlight because the park is so picturesque and there’s lots of shade and grass to take advantage of. He also said the rock and roll music and the trophies on offer are just another incentive to make the trip from Branxton into town every Steamfest.
‘I have been into cars since I can remember and I started building Hot Rods when I was 17. It has been my life and I have acquired many skills and lifelong friends in the industry. Steamfest is always a special part of my year and I can’t wait for it once again.’
For more about this special event go to the Show ‘n’ Shine page.