Roll up, roll up to the Show

IT is that time of the year once more when the cream of Laidley and surrounds gets together to celebrate the region's best.

The entertainment section of this year's Laidley Show is set to be bigger and better than ever before.

One of the most anticipated features of the entertainment will be a one tonne HQ ute being displayed on behalf of Mark Meesen.

Mr Meesen has labelled the beast his “pride and joy” and his love of cars has stemmed from working with them at Tarampa Smash Repairs.

“I have loved working with and driving in cars since I started in the industry 23 years ago,” he said.

It will be the first time the fully customised and rebuilt show car and drag car will be set upon by the public.

“It is a one tonner and has got a roll cage with a 540 big block chev and about 625 horsepower and the engine hanging out of the bonnet,” Mr Meesen said.

“I have had it for about eight years.”

But that's not all if you're not a car buff, there will be the return of Ashton's Circus for a taste of death-defying acrobats and rides and animals for the younger ones.

A retro street parade, where everything old is new again, will formally start the spectacle with rides, showbags and stalls galore filling the area around the newly constructed pavilion.

On Saturday night, the fireworks will go off with a bang shortly before live band Montgomery will wrap up the two big days of fun.

The outfit describe themselves fitting the indie/pop/rock genre, which is sure to get the kids jumping up the front to dance the night away.


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