Not even some last minute rain could dampen engines and spirits as Coasters Hot Rod Club finished their annual cruise in Port Macquarie.
Hundreds of residents turned out to view the mean machines as they ended the Club’s 17th annual coasters cruise run with a Show and Shine at Port Macquarie's Town Green on February 9.
Club president Dennis Royal said there was 96 entries in this year's event featuring pre-1948 and pre-1967 american cruise cars.
"We've got 96 entries, all fantastic cars," he said.
"Greatly appreciated car owners and visitors for coming out and supporting the event, all money raised will go towards the State Emergency Services and Oncology.
"We support the Oncology department's outdoor areas and also buy equipment for the SES."
Mr Royal said the event had been similar in popularity to last year's edition for both number of cars and spectators.
"The run has been fantastic," he said.
"My favourite today (February 9) has been the yellow five window coupe, its a nice job and very well done."
Mr Royal said members camped at the Edgewater Caravan Park during the weekend for live entertainment and breakfast.
The trophy winners from the Show and Shine were Rob Miller's red speedster from Auburn, chosen by the SES.
Fred Camilleri's 1955 white Buick was chosen by the Police as the best, while major sponsor Valla Beach Tavern chose Geoff Morrison's 1935 Ford Tudor.
The Johnny Walker memorial trophy was won by Allan Scott with his 1938 Chevy Coupe, Caravan Park's choice was a 1932 Ford Roadster driven by John Quist.
The coveted best represented club trophy was collected by Easy Street.
Brad Hammon, who took photos of cars on the day said there was an interesting mix of vehicles.
“There’s thousands of dollars spent in these cars,” he said.
“As people get older and retire they have more time to tinker with hot rods.”
The Show and Shine was disturbed late in the afternoon by a strong winds, hail and heavy rain.
The thunderstorm affected parts of the Mid North Coast and Hunter region, leading to flash flooding in some areas.
Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Taree, Newcastle and Gosford all bore the brunt of the weather.