Convention shows off designs of futures past

By Riverine Herald

FUTURISTIC cars from the past contrasted with a wharf setting from more than a century ago when the Purvis Eureka Car Club of Australia held its national convention in Echuca-Moama.

A total of 39 members and families took part in last month’s convention with three new members signing up to the club during the weekend.

The famous kit car of the 1970s was on show in the old port precinct of Echuca with 11 cars on display.

Convention organiser Peter Curtain said there was a lot of interest shown in the cars from members of the public, in between periods of rain.

Club members visited the Holden Museum and had a ride on the Canberra paddlesteamer.

After the display, Purvis Eureka owners joined up with the Echuca and District Historical Vehicle Club who hosted lunch.

‘‘It was a great way to bring together two very different car clubs and share stories,’’ Peter said.

‘‘Later that afternoon we ran a fun event on the Rotary Park oval.’’

Peter said the convention was a great success and went off without a hitch.