This year marked the 19th year that the Rotary Club of Toowoomba North has run this annual event. The David Hack* Classic is their major fundraiser for charities such as the Leukaemia Foundation, Life Flight, Blue Care, Rotary and many more.
Some of the exciting attractions on display this year were the Batmobile from Highfields, a 1931 Model A Ford Sedan, a Mustang P51D aircraft “The Flying Undertaker”, Aerotec’s Mentor T34 airplane, an Army Kiowa helicopter, the new Cirrus 2017 G6 aircraft and many more classic vehicles and warbirds.
For the kids a Jumping Castle, face painting, Volunteers In Policing with a Police Car, fun activities and Constable Clancy the Koala made an appearance or two as well. Qld Fire & Rescue demonstrated the jaws of life and cut up a vehiclein a simulated rescue.
*David Hack was a passionate young man whose life was tragically cut short by Non Hodgkins Lymphoma (Leukaemia). The loves of his life were cars and photography and he had the makings of a brilliant career as a motoring photo-journalist, contributing to magazines such as Street Machines, Fast Fours, Wheels, and Performance Street Car Magazine. For his 28th Birthday, a huge “Birthday Bash” had been organised at Aerotec Hangar, Toowoomba Airport, but tragically he passed away two days before it was held. Rotary has held this annual event to create a lasting memorial to a wonderful young man.