Revving things up in the town square

Chris Faulds and Marco Panizza are the brains behind the car and hotrod show. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d411089
Chris Faulds and Marco Panizza are the brains behind the car and hotrod show. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d411089

The concept, open to anyone wanting to show off their motoring pride, was dreamt up by car enthusiast and Fussy Burgers partner Marco Panizza as a way of helping to invigorate the town square, something Cockburn Council, Australand, and local businesses have been working hard to do all year.

Following the success of musical acts and the recent Garage Sale Trail held at the spot adjoining the Cockburn Central train station, Mr Panizza said he expected the event to do well.

‘All people love cars ” old cars, hotrods and classics ” and so we felt people would want to come down and have a look at some classic cars,’ he said. ‘Shows tend to draw a lot of people, so we think it will work.’

Mr Panizza and business partner Chris Faulds said Cockburn Council would help with traffic management while LandCorp would offer some extra parking space.

‘We want (Cockburn Central Town Square) to work because it is a good area and if people don’t use it, they’re going to lose it,’ Mr Faulds said.

‘We want this to be the core of Cockburn so people from all over the place can come here and use it for all different types of things, not just car shows, but make use of a good place.’

Cockburn Mayor Logan said it was pleasing to see creative use of the space.

‘The vision for the Cockburn Central Town Centre to be a vibrant community space is coming to fruition, as we see the many new cafes, restaurants, businesses and residential opportunities emerging over time. Events such as this add to the vibrancy of the place and I’m looking forward to the ongoing activities that will be generated for the community,’ he said.